Search Results for "Carolina Ledezma" : 14

A group of children and adults walking through Highland Park during the day. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma/EDLP)

Warmer Weather Brings Troublemakers to a Green Stretch of Queens

Crime, Environment May 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm

At over 100 acres, Highland Park’s prime location on a plateau that separates Queens and Brooklyn gives local residents and families space to enjoy some sunshine and fresh air. However, reporter Carolina Ledezma of El Diario/La Prensa finds that with the nicer weather comes gang members intent on disturbing the peace.

Aunque su madre Isabel no entendía bien el por qué de su premura en prepararse para ir a la universidad, desde el sexto grado Prisma Herrera comenzó a pulir su currículo para graduarse en Ciencias Sociales en el Smith College.

Helping Immigrant Parents Send Their Kids to College

Education, Immigration March 25, 2013 at 3:34 pm

El Diario-La Prensa speaks with immigrant Latino families with kids intent on attending college. It’s a struggle for low-income parents who aren’t familiar with the experience but a new guide hopes to steer families on the right path.

La directora Leticia Rodríguez busca cómo atraer benefactores para salvar La Casa de la Herencia Puertorriqueña, organización fundada en 1980.
Foto: EDLP Carolina Ledezma

Boricua Institution Fears Becoming a ‘Dinosaur’

Culture, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican, Traditions March 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

La Casa de la Herencia Puertorriqueña has been promoting Puerto Rican culture for over three decades but with rent increasing and times changing, can the center survive? El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Ecuadorean Roots Run Deep, Here and at Home

Ecuadorean Roots Run Deep, Here and at Home

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Latino, Metro Area, South American February 15, 2013 at 10:47 am

As tens of thousands of Ecuadoreans in the metro area prepare to vote in Ecuador’s general elections this Sunday, Feb. 17, El Diario-La Prensa reports extensively on this growing South American community whose numbers reach 600,000 in the tri-state area according to estimates.

Mayor Koch at the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (File photo from El Diario-La Prensa)

Koch Through a Gay, Latino and Polish Perspective

Featured Posts, Latino, LGBTQ, Politics February 5, 2013 at 4:42 pm

A day after a Who’s Who of New York’s politicians from the last 40 years gathered at Temple Emanu-El on Fifth Avenue to bid farewell to Mayor Ed Koch, Gay City News, El Diario-La Prensa and Nowy Dziennik add to the coverage of his passing with insight into the other sides of Koch.

María R. Martínez and her son Rubén improvised a tacon stand in front of their business on Avenue A in the Lower East Side. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma via El Diario)

Businesses Get Creative After Sandy

Business, Economy, Environment, Food November 3, 2012 at 1:40 am

Restaurant and store owners in the Lower East Side, a neighborhood hard hit by Hurricane Sandy, concocted ways to keeps business going, El Diario La Prensa reported.

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.

State Senator Goes Head-to-Head with Lawyer in Primaries

State Senator Goes Head-to-Head with Lawyer in Primaries

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican August 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

In Brooklyn’s 18th State Senate District, incumbent Martin Malavé Dilan claims that opponent Jason Otaño moved to the district to launch his political career after failing to do so in Sheepshead Bay, while Otaño calls Dilan the “worst representation in Albany that South Brooklyn has ever had.”

Appolonia Cruz junto a la presidenta del Concejo Christine Quinn, (der.), quien asistió a El Bronx Pride en 2010. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Activist Drag Queen Fights for LGBT Pride in the Bronx

Bronx, LGBTQ July 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

Meet Puerto Rican Appolonia Cruz, a drag queen and advocate. Active in LGBT groups and pride events, she helped to ensure that Bronx Pride 2012 went on despite the host center closing down in June amid an embezzlement scandal.

A group of young people from Make The Road New York in Queens celebrate President Obama's announcement to allow them to be legally in this country. (Photo by Humberto Arellano/EDLP)

Obama Policy is no DREAM Act, But Still a Dream Come True For Some

Education, Immigration, Video June 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm

After President Barack Obama’s announcement last Friday of two-year work permits for some undocumented young people, ethnic and community publications captured the celebrations and questions of students and immigrant community leaders.

Meilyn Soto grows basil, blueberries and flowers at Holy Spirit Community Garden in the Los Sures neighborhood of South Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma/EDLP)

Patches of Green Spread Through Southside Williamsburg

Brooklyn, Environment May 3, 2012 at 3:47 pm

In the Latino neighborhood of south Williamsburg known as Los Sures, where open space is scarce and asthma rates are high, eyesore empty lots have become green gardens for residents as part of the “Green Light District” project by the neighborhood organization El Puente, El Diario La Prensa reports.

David Cambray's family: (Top) Ramón Gascón Faro, Antonia Agustina and Sebastián Cambray Pueyo; (seated) María Cambray Pueyo, María Armengol Soler and Agustín Cambray Pueyo; and the children Ramón Gascón Cambray, Joseph and James Cambray Armengol. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

A Spanish Family’s Century-Old American Story

Featured Posts, History, Immigration April 27, 2012 at 5:06 pm

From the late 19th century until 1931, tens of thousands of Spanish immigrants arrived at Ellis Island, including a man named Agustín Cambray Puello. El Diario introduces us to his grandson, David Cambray, a Spanish-American who has traced the story of his family on both sides of the Atlantic.

Uria Garcia said there are "many heads" to style at the barber shops of Bushwick. (Photo by Carolina Ledezma / EDLP)

Dominican Barbers Make Bushwick a Destination

Brooklyn, Crime, Dominican April 19, 2012 at 5:19 pm

Renowned Dominican barbers specializing in the exotic designs and shaved patterns that many rappers favor have carved out a niche in Brooklyn’s Bushwick neighborhood, attracting customers from as far away as the Bronx, Long Island and New Jersey.

Vendors Seek Apology For ‘Terrible Citizens’ Comment

Vendors Seek Apology For ‘Terrible Citizens’ Comment

Featured Posts, Immigration, Labor March 19, 2012 at 1:03 pm

The battle between street vendors and the 34th Street Partnership business improvement district continues. In response to comments made by the organization’s president, a group of vendors — many of them Latino immigrants — joined the Street Vendor Project to rally outside the Partnership’s office, demanding an apology.