Post Tagged with: "Dominicans"

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Displacement of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan February 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a new study by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute that notes the shrinking share of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan’s population.

The 1991 city elections changed politics in Washington Heights. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On

Dominican, Manhattan, Politics August 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

As Guillermo Linares and Adriano Espaillat prepare for another election in September, El Diario looks back at the rivalry of Dominican powerhouses, which started in 1991.

Dominicans, and other Latinos, celebrated the parade on Sixth Avenue. (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Dominican Day Parade Takes Over Sixth Avenue

Culture, Dominican August 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Dominicans in New York can be as joyful and enthusiastic as they are on the Caribbean island. This was evident once again this past Sunday at the Dominican Day Parade, El Diario reports.

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Getting Out the Dominican Vote

A group working to register eligible Dominican voters may help determine the outcome of the June 24 primary for a key Congressional seat, Manhattan Times reports.

Rubén Díaz Jr. says his office has not received any complaints about Dominican representation (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominicans Complain About Representation in the Bronx

Dominican, Government, In the News, Politics May 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

El Diario/La Prensa reports that Dominicans are complaining that they do not have high level representation in the Bronx, while both the Manhattan and Brooklyn borough presidents have named Dominicans as their second in command.

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The Dominican Hands Behind Iconic ‘Madame’ Dolls

Dominican, History, Labor March 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

As the first documentary on Dominican women in the U.S. workforce, “The Faces Behind the Dolls” looks at the women who made the Madame Alexander dolls at a Harlem factory, reports Manhattan Times.

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What Does It Mean to Be a Dominican?

Caribbean, Dominican, Video January 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The Dominican Court’s recent ruling that revokes the citizenship of more than 200,000 people, mostly of Haitian descent, prompted Manhattan Times to ask: What does it mean to be a Dominican?

Audobon Hotel, expected to open by the end of this year. (Photo by Claire Pires via Northattan)

Not for Tourists Hotels Reach the Heights

Housing, Manhattan October 3, 2013 at 6:40 pm

Washington Heights will see its first hotel by the end of the year with another slated for next year, reports Northattan. But they are not aimed at tourists.

According to community leaders, a small population of Dominican-Haitians live in New York. (Photo by Zaira Cortes via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominicans Protest Move to Revoke Haitians of Citizenship

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Immigration October 2, 2013 at 1:57 pm

A court ruling that would strip citizenship from generations of Haitians has angered Dominicans, reports El Diario.

‘A-Rod’ Bodega Suffers Ridicule by Association

‘A-Rod’ Bodega Suffers Ridicule by Association

Brooklyn, Business, Dominican, In the News, Sports August 22, 2013 at 4:59 pm

The owner of a Brooklyn bodega is thinking of ditching the now infamous name, reports El Diario.

Denied Visa, Woman in DR Struggles to Visit Injured Husband

Denied Visa, Woman in DR Struggles to Visit Injured Husband

Dominican, Health July 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm

As her husband clings to life in New York after being shot during a robbery, Dominican Marilia Bautista desperately tries to obtain permission to come to the U.S. to visit him. Despite letters from officials, her visa application was denied, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López Rodríguez  blessing XIX Concert of Holy Friday in Santo Domingo.   (Photo by Fernando Rossi, Flickr Creative Commons Licence)

Dominican NYers Slam Reactions of DR Clergy to Gay U.S. Ambassador

Dominican, In the News, Latino, LGBTQ, Religion July 5, 2013 at 4:00 pm

Elected officials and Upper Manhattan residents praised President Obama’s choice of an openly gay ambassador to the Dominican Republic, while at the same time criticizing the heated opposition to the decision on the part of the island’s religious leaders.

María Román is very proud of the reputation she has gained as a chef in the male-dominated world of sushi. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dominican Slices her Way into Male-Dominated World of Sushi

Dominican, Food, Labor, Latino, Voices' Picks, Women May 29, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Kurumazushi restaurant employee María Román tells El Diario-La Prensa how she stepped into the field of sushi preparation. Juggling hundred-pound fish and dismissive clients keep her on her toes but she’s proud to show her daughters that women can do the jobs once restricted to men.

Dominicans in the waiting room at the new health window at the Consulate General of the Dominican Republic (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Mixed Response to Health Window at Dominican Consulate

Dominican, Government, Health, Latino May 9, 2013 at 2:54 pm

The Dominican consulate in New York will act as a facilitator between the uninsured and healthcare providers, reports El Diario-La Prensa. It’s good news for some in a community where many don’t have health insurance but for others, it’s just a “political ploy.”

(Photo by Susan Sermoneta, via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Off Broadway Fate for Uptown Businesses

Business, Dominican, In the News, Latino, Manhattan April 8, 2013 at 5:44 pm

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.