Post Tagged with: "Williamsburg"

Luz María Juarez, Ana Martínez, Olga Cuanta and Yeni Ramírez, members of the ¡Sí Se Puede!/We Can Do It! Women's Cooperative, located in Sunset Park, are requesting protection and funding for day laborers in New York (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Day Laborers Seek Support from City Hall

Government, Labor, Latino, Women May 9, 2016 at 11:59 am

Pro-immigrant organizations and worker cooperatives want the City budget to include the creation of day laborer centers and programs to improve access to health services, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The exhibition features a century’s worth of menus from Chinese restaurants (Photo by Jingwen Wang via World Journal)

Museum of Food and Drink Showcases Chinese Cuisine

Brooklyn, East Asian, Food, History January 5, 2017 at 3:44 pm

A new Museum of Food and Drink exhibition takes a look at how Chinese immigrants have influenced the U.S. culinary scene through Chinese restaurants, reports World Journal.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Latina Day Laborers Become Entrepreneurs

Brooklyn, Labor, Mexican, Women December 12, 2016 at 5:39 pm

A group of women day laborers became their own bosses by creating a job cooperative in Williamsburg, and have been able to increase wages, improve job conditions and better tend to their children, Diario de México USA reports.

Dominicans celebrated the country's independence day at the Brooklyn Arbor School in Williamsburg on Feb. 25. (Photo via Greenpoint Star)

While Celebrating Dominican Independence, Williamsburg Residents Remember Past

Brooklyn, Demographics, Dominican March 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Greenpoint Star attends a Dominican Independence Day celebration in Williamsburg, and speaks to longtime residents who lament, and praise, the changes in a neighborhood once home to a large Dominican community.


Learning English, History and Bomba in Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican, Video February 5, 2016 at 5:59 pm

BRIC TV goes into the classroom of El Puente’s BombaYo art program, which teaches kids history through bomba, a traditional dance and music form of Puerto Rico.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures Does Not Look Back

Brooklyn, Dominican, Latino, Puerto Rican January 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Hispanics who stay in the transformed Williamsburg neighborhood remember their past without nostalgia, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Female day laborers, mostly Hispanic, wait for housecleaning work at the corner of Marcy Avenue and Division Street in Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Ask for a Place to Gather

Brooklyn, Labor, Latino, Women August 11, 2016 at 12:01 pm

Latinas offering their cleaning services in Williamsburg request a job center in their area to dignify and improve their working conditions, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Walking dogs is Gedalya Gottenger's labor of love. (Photo via The Jewish Daily Forward)

Williamsburg Man Defends His Love for Dogs

Brooklyn, Culture, Jewish October 5, 2015 at 7:39 pm

One Hasidic Jew turns his love for dogs into a dog walking service despite a long-standing fear of them in his community, reports The Jewish Daily Forward.

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Demand Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn Female Day Laborers Demand Better Working Conditions

Brooklyn, Jewish, Labor, Latino September 1, 2015 at 5:13 pm

House cleaners in Williamsburg ask for a raise to $15 per hour, resting time and adequate cleaning materials and protection, El Diario reports.

Félix Valenzuela, born in Guatemala, was attacked by two white men in Williamsburg. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Victim of Beating in Brooklyn: ‘Being Latino is Not a Crime’

Brooklyn, Crime, Latino July 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

El Diario interviews Félix Valenzuela, who was attacked by two white men in Williamsburg in an assault that is being investigated as a hate crime.

The Giglio (Photo by Corazon Aguirre via Home Reporter)

Longstanding Italian Feast Celebrated in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Culture, Traditions, Western European July 16, 2015 at 3:36 pm

The annual 12-day Giglio Feast in Williamsburg, now in its 128th year, features the lifting of an 80-foot-tall Giglio statue, at the top of which stands the figure of St. Paulinus of Nola, the festival’s saint of honor, report The Greenpoint Gazette and Home Reporter.

(Photo via Greenpoint Gazette)

Ready for Work: Students Pick Up Skills (By Making Grilles)

Brooklyn, Education, Labor June 1, 2015 at 6:30 pm

A job training program gives students at the Williamsburg High School of Architecture and Design a chance to get hands-on experience at the manufacturing company Architectural Grille, reports the Greenpoint Gazette.

Many families will be affected by the closure of the day cares in Williamsburg. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Two Beloved Williamsburg Day Cares at Risk of Closing

Brooklyn, Education, Latino, Youth May 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Some 200 children in northeastern Williamsburg may lose their day care centers after the city decided not to renew the leases for Nuestros Niños and Small World, El Diario reports.

MS 50 Principal Denise Jamison with a Teacher's Time Book from 1915 (Photo via Greenpoint Gazette)

A School Celebrates 100 Years in Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Education April 6, 2015 at 6:12 pm

M.S. 50 in Williamsburg is celebrating 100 years in the community, Greenpoint Gazette reports.

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Handling the ‘ISIS Effect’

Bronx, Brooklyn, East Asian, Education, Muslim, Video March 30, 2015 at 2:50 pm

In this episode of “Independent Sources”: The CLEAR Project educates and provides services to Muslims and others caught in the government’s counterterrorism dragnet; “The Bronx Memoir Project” tells stories of the Bronx, as written by its residents; the city’s first dual-language English-Japanese public school program.