Post Tagged with: "Colombians"

Arepa Lady (Photo courtesy of Alejandro Osorio via Jackson Heights Post)

Arepa Lady Back in Business in Jackson Heights

Food, Queens, South American October 11, 2018 at 3:02 pm

The famed Colombian restaurant Arepa Lady reopens on Roosevelt Avenue, reports Jackson Heights Post.

The colorful dresses and green beard were only part of Ms. Colombia's extravagant personality. (Photo via El Diario)

Mysterious Death of LGBT Icon Rattles Queens Hispanic Community

Bronx, Latino, LGBTQ, Queens October 9, 2018 at 4:05 pm

Jackson Heights residents mourn the loss of Osvaldo Gómez, known as “Ms. Colombia,” an icon of the Latino LGBT community in Queens whose body was found on a Bronx beach but there is no official cause of death yet, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Jessica Ramos, with her family at Barriles Restaurant on the night of her victory. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Four Female Candidates of Colombian Descent Win in NY

Elections 2018, Latino, Queens, South American, Women September 14, 2018 at 3:39 pm

The streets of Jackson Heights celebrated well into the night as four women of Colombian origin won their Democratic primaries on Thursday night, Queens Latino reports.

(Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Colombians Abroad Ask for More Representatives Back Home

Metro Area, Politics, South American May 22, 2018 at 12:58 pm

As Colombians in the tri-state area prepare to vote to send a representative back home, they seek to reverse the decision to cut their representation in half, from two to one seats for expats, Reporte Hispano reports.

Liliana Melo, right, rousing the demonstrators who protested the Colombian peace process. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

NY Colombians Protest against Peace Process

Government, Manhattan, South American April 4, 2016 at 4:33 pm

A group of Colombians protested against their country’s peace process in front of the New York consulate, Queens Latino reports.

The protesters denounced the prison sentence given to Venezuelan opposition member Leopoldo López and the deportation of Colombians. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Venezuelans and Colombians in NYC Unite against Maduro

Manhattan, South American September 21, 2015 at 4:13 pm

Demonstrators protested the imprisonment of a Venezuelan opposition leader and the deportation of more than 1,000 Colombians at the UN headquarters, El Diario reports.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

They Came to Morristown from Montenegro – That’s Montenegro, Colombia

Metro Area, South American July 30, 2015 at 11:32 am

For more than 40 years, immigrants from Montenegro, Colombia, have settled in Morristown, New Jersey, finds El Diario.

Dozens of Colombians living in New York protested in front of the consulate. (Photo by Alexandra Ochoa via El Diario)

Local Colombians to Government Back Home: ‘We Do Exist’

Government, South American December 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm

In front of the Colombian Consulate in New York, Colombians protested plans to eliminate the seat representing them in their country’s Congress, El Diario reports.

Diversity on Display at the Hispanic Day Parade

Diversity on Display at the Hispanic Day Parade

Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, Manhattan October 14, 2014 at 12:55 pm

Participants and viewers came from many nations and communities to celebrate the 50th Hispanic Day Parade on Fifth Avenue on Oct. 12.

Elizabeth, New Jersey (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Colombians Plant a Flag In Elizabeth, NJ

Metro Area, South American October 6, 2014 at 6:50 pm

There may not be another place in the Garden State with a larger concentration of Colombians than Elizabeth, New Jersey, El Diario reports.

Colombian parade held last year on Northern Boulevard in Jackson Heights, Queens. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Little Colombia’ Needs Representation

In the News, Metro Area, Politics, South American July 24, 2014 at 2:20 pm

Colombians, 1.5 million strong in the tri-state area, have little representation and are fractured as a community. Some leaders are trying to change that, El Diario reports.

photo by ana maria rodriguez for voices of ny

Celebrating Colombia’s Independence in Queens

Traditional music and dance marked the festivities.

Consulate General of Colombia in Manhattan (Photo by Jiwon Choi/Voices of NY)

Colombians Cast their Votes in NY

Featured Posts, Latino, New York, Politics May 23, 2014 at 11:11 pm

Frustrated with their choices, more voters, even in NY, may cast a “white” or blank vote.