Saint Cecilia's mostly Latino parishioners have raised under half of the $1.7 million needed for repairs but more financial help is needed to save the landmark building and its historic murals from further harm, reports El Diario-La Prensa.
A corner of Midtown Manhattan was awash in color and Bhangra music as hundreds of Hindus congregated for their yearly Holi celebration. The Dag Hammarskjold Park hosted the fourth New York edition of the festival of colors on March 31.
Local businesses along Broadway in Washington Heights and Inwood face rising rent and the arrival of chain stores in their fight for survival, reports Manhattan Times. As landlords warm up to upscale businesses, residents say the changes have altered the culture of the community.
Police in the East Village are dealing with complaints from some merchants that traffic to a mosque and a nearby halal food truck blocks access to their businesses, affecting sales, says a report in The Villager.
Some East Harlem residents are calling for more Hispanic representatives on Community Board 11, The East Harlem Journal reports. Latinos make up 52 percent of the neighborhood, but less than one-third of the board.
Based on coverage from the community and ethnic media, New York Fashion Week brandished a double-edged sword. On the one side, the spotlight shone on immigrant designers but behind the scenes however, a sobering reality of struggling models and sweatshop protests came to light.
East Harlem musician Joe Bataan, known as the King of Latin Soul, embraced his Filipino roots at a recent event of the Filipino American National Historic Society-Metro New York, the FilAm reports.