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Cesár González was forced to set up his bookstore on the street (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

On a Mission to Save Latino Businesses in Upper Manhattan

Business, Latino, Manhattan February 2, 2016 at 5:32 pm

The Latino community demands solutions to the elevated rental prices that have been pushing small vendors out of business for years, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Council members Ydanis Rodriguez, Carlos Menchaca and Antonio Reynoso at the   Jan. 27 hearing on ethnic media (Photo by Gustavo Martínez Contreras for Voices of NY)

El Diario’s Woes Shine Light on Ethnic Media

Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan, Media, New York, Voices' Picks January 28, 2016 at 1:35 pm

El Diario’s woes prompted a hearing on ethnic media at the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, and the city said it would do more to reach out to the media sector and place advertising in ethnic media outlets.

Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez, Senator Adriano Espaillat and elected Assembly Member Carmen de la Rosa met with tenants living at 78 Thayer Street in Upper Manhattan to make their claim. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Uptown Landlords Accused of Warehousing Apartments

Housing, Latino, Manhattan October 20, 2016 at 3:31 pm

Washington Heights elected officials and residents denounced landlords who keep their apartments empty as a dirty tactic to end affordable housing, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Driver Carla Pérez believes that it is necessary for drivers to learn English. (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Taxi Drivers Support Elimination of English Test

Government, Immigration, New York, Transportation August 29, 2016 at 11:27 am

Elected officials and immigrant taxi drivers support the decision to eliminate an English test as part of the creation of a universal license for all types of vehicles, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

Marching to Protect Rent Regulations

Housing, Manhattan, New York October 31, 2014 at 5:33 pm

In northern Manhattan, politicians and community members marched on Oct. 25 in support of rent regulations that will “keep affordable housing affordable,” Manhattan Times reports.

Margarita Rosario called the appointment of NYC Police Commissioner William J. Bratton “poor judgment.” (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario-La Prensa)

Some Latinos Question Choice for NYPD Commissioner

Government, Latino December 9, 2013 at 5:49 pm

While a number of Latino legislators supported Bill de Blasio’s choice of William J. Bratton as the new police commissioner, community leaders expressed disappointment that first deputy commissioner Rafael Piñeiro was not selected, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo by Susan Sermoneta, Creative Commons license

Latinos Lose Another Nonprofit

Latino, Social Services November 1, 2013 at 2:47 pm

The Washington Heights-Inwood Coalition has shut down after 34 years of providing programs and resources for families, as well as the city’s first community mediation program, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

More than 18,000 residents have moved out of Washington Heights, Inwood, and Marble Hill due to the lack of affordable housing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Thousands Forced to Leave Upper Manhattan

Economy, Housing, Latino February 28, 2013 at 5:18 pm

Over the past decade, more than 18,000 residents have left Washington Heights, Inwood and Marble Hill, partly due to the thousands of rent-controlled apartments these communities have lost in recent years, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

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.

Transportation, police reform and gun control are among the subjects that will concern New Yorkers in 2013. (Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Predictions: What New Yorkers Will Talk About in 2013

Environment, New York, Opinion, Politics January 4, 2013 at 11:45 pm

So what New Yorkers should look for in 2013? No one really knows, but the Gotham Gazette asked elected officials and other leaders to put in their forecasts for the year that starts.

Photo by Guy Tsui / World Journal

After Redistricting, Political Clout Remains Uncertain

Asian, Elections 2012, In the News, Latino, Politics November 28, 2012 at 9:23 pm

Residents in Upper Manhattan are split as to whether their City Council representative should know Spanish, found Northattan. Another of the publication’s articles looked at how redistricting has split the Asian-American community’s political clout.

At CUNY’s Senior Colleges, Fewer Black and Latino Students

Demographics, Education, In the News June 29, 2012 at 4:38 pm

A recent study found that Black and Latino student enrollment at the City University of New York’s senior colleges is falling. As a tight job market has increased public university applications, fewer students of color are getting in.

Around 100 street vendors demonstrated against fines they call excessive last week.

Street Vendors Rally Against City Fines They Call Excessive

Immigration, Manhattan, Politics February 23, 2012 at 9:59 am

Street vendors, at a rally last week, said that they have lost large portions of their income paying fines of up to $1,000 for infractions such as having their vendor licenses in their pockets instead of around their necks or leaving their carts to go to the bathroom.

Activist Daniel Sieradski addresses the Occupy Wall Street crowd. He says that Jews know very well that exile does not mean the end of a movement or idea.

“Occupy Wall Street” media wrap-up #7

Economy, Featured Posts, New York November 22, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Seventh week of coverage on OWS from the ethnic and community press.