Post Tagged with: "Dominicans"

“The photos are very feminine and elegant, but still very sexy,” said Desiree Browne.
Photo: Rubén Henríquez

Dominican Pin-Ups ‘de Pura Cepa’

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Latino March 29, 2013 at 3:16 pm

The “Pin-Up de Pura Cepa” photo exhibit in Washington Heights presents Dominican women posing in the pin-up style of the 1950s and 1960s, reports Manhattan Times. Some attendees themselves dressed in pin-up attire.

Ana Cuevas, Reynaldo's mother, next to her other son, Joel Cuevas. (Photo by Victor Matos/El Diario-La Prensa)

Family Haunted by Double Tragedies at Hands of Police

Bronx, Crime, Dominican, In the News, Latino March 7, 2013 at 2:49 pm

The Cuevas family lost Reynaldo, 20, when an officer mistakenly killed him during a robbery. A month later, his cousin, Leonel, 17, was paralyzed and will suffer permanent brain damage after his dirt bike came in contact with a patrol car, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Living in Legal Limbo, Always on the Move

Living in Legal Limbo, Always on the Move

Since he came from the Dominican Republic to the U.S. seven years ago, Homero Antonio González’s life has been ruled by uncertainty. Because of his legal status, he can’t find permanent work forcing him to constantly move from one odd job to the next and from one friend’s couch to another.

Rosa took the oath of office with her son, who held the microphone, her husband and her mother by her side (Photo via Manhattan Times).

Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa Makes History

Dominican, Immigration, In the News, Latino, Manhattan, Politics January 14, 2013 at 7:01 pm

The first Dominican-American woman elected to the New York State Assembly and also the first female to represent the 72nd Assembly District was sworn-in in an emotional ceremony Uptown, the Manhattan Times reports.

The cast of MTV's new docu-drama 'Washington Heights' (Photo via The Manhattan Times).

Opinion: MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ Delivers for Uptown

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Media January 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

What does “Washington Heights” mean for Washington Heights? In the Manhattan Times, John Paul Infante, a writer and educator from the uptown neighborhood, weighs in on the first episode of the new MTV reality show, which premiered on Wednesday.

Woodhaven Pulses to a Latin Beat

Woodhaven Pulses to a Latin Beat

Demographics, Dominican, Featured Posts, Latino, Puerto Rican, Queens January 10, 2013 at 3:31 pm

Over the last two decades, Woodhaven, Queens, has been transformed with the influx of Latinos. Today, they make up 40 percent of the population but their political clout remains minimal, El Diario La Prensa reports.

The old and the new guard? Three time mayoral candidate Fernando Ferrer (left0 with State Senator Adriano Espaillat. (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Opinion: A Latino Mayor for NY on the Horizon?

Dominican, Latino, Mexican, Opinion, Politics December 21, 2012 at 2:34 pm

In an op-ed column for El Diario La Prensa, Ed Morales explores the chances of a Latino New Yorker becoming mayor of New York City someday, after a history of failed attempts.

An archival document about Juan Rodriguez from the Archives of the City of Amsterdam. (Reproduction by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute)

Dominican Who was City’s First Settler to Get Street

Dominican, History, Immigration, In the News, Latino December 11, 2012 at 3:00 pm

Centuries after his arrival, New York will honor the legacy of the city’s first immigrant, Juan Rodriguez, by naming a portion of Broadway in Upper Manhattan after the Santo Domingo native, reported The Uptowner.

Félix Antonio Martínez is New York's new Dominican consul. (Photo via El Diario La Prensa)

Dominicans Get New Consul

Dominican, In the News, Latino, Politics December 5, 2012 at 1:19 pm

This week, Félix Antonio “Ronny” Martínez took over the position of Dominican consul, reported El Diario/La Prensa. He said he will work on programs for Dominicans facing deportation as well as turn the consulate into a voice for one of New York’s largest immigrant communities.

Carmen Rojas (centro), presidenta de la organización Padres abogando por sus hijos, encabeza la manifestación contra el cierre de la escuela Juan Pablo Duarte.

Elementary School Serving Immigrant Kids on Brink of Closing

Dominican, Education, Latino December 3, 2012 at 3:27 pm

P.S. 132 Juan Pablo Duarte in Washington Heights has the largest number of recently-arrived immigrant students. But with low performance landing it on the DOE chopping block, El Diario/La Prensa reports on the Dominican parents trying to save the century-old school.

Ayat Masoud (Photo by Denise Romano via Brooklyn Media Group)

NYPD Members Break New Ground

Crime, Dominican, Education September 21, 2012 at 3:07 pm

El Diario La Prensa and Home Reporter News published two different stories about the same topic — members of the NYPD who are immigrants and breaking new ground. Fausto Pichardo is doing so in Washington Heights and Ayat Masoud in Brooklyn.

Nikauly De la Mota signs autographs at the Time Warner Cable

Dominican TV Star Calls NYC ‘Another State’ of the DR

Culture, Dominican, Latino August 31, 2012 at 3:45 pm

In the Dominican Republic, Nikauly de la Mota hosts Arriba y Alante, a show that Time Warner Cable now broadcasts in New York to some of the over 576,000 Dominicans in the city. She visits New York often, de la Mota told the Manhattan Times, and considers it “like another state in the Dominican Republic.”

Manny Tavárez llegó a pitcher semiprofesional, pero una lesión en un hombro, acabó con sus sueños. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominican-American Pitcher Aiming for State Senate

Dominican, Elections 2012, Politics, Sports August 23, 2012 at 1:39 pm

El Diario La Prensa’s José Acosta profiles the Dominican-American Manny Tavárez, a semi-professional baseball pitcher turned candidate for the New York State Senate. With his athletic background, Tavárez is pushing for sports and education to get young people off the streets.

"I hope that politicans can solve the big problems, like domestic violence, corruption and the economy," said Claudia Sánchez while waving the Dominican flag. (Photo by Gerardo Romo/EDLP)

Dominicans in NYC Gear Up For Sunday’s Presidential Elections

Caribbean, Dominican, Politics May 17, 2012 at 7:53 pm

The Dominican Republic will hold its presidential and congressional elections this Sunday, and with 1.4 million Dominicans living in the United States — and nearly 600,000 in New York City alone — the election in this country of just under 10 million could end up being decided by those in the diaspora.

Rosemarie Reyes (right, pictured with her family), was one of the children naturalized in a ceremony at the Bronx Zoo.(Photo by Candida Portuguese / EDLP)

Voices in Focus: Man Arrested While Waiting for Ambulance Faces Deportation

Dominican, Immigration, Politics April 30, 2012 at 1:37 pm

A Long Island man whose diabetes seizure may have triggered his deportation; Comptroller John Liu’s campaign treasurer indicted; a survey shows that Latinos think well of Jews; Dominican business owners raise campaign money for one of their own; and a naturalization ceremony at the zoo.