Search Results for "Edwin Martínez" : 31

Councilman Vincent Gentile, after the passage of bill 1218-A banning illegal subdivisions in residential spaces. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

New Law Imposes Harsh Penalties on Illegal Home Conversions

Brooklyn, Housing, Immigration, New York, Queens May 10, 2017 at 9:51 pm

The City Council passed a bill further restricting the illegal partitioning of homes, a dangerous practice to increase rents that affects particularly Hispanic tenants targeted by unscrupulous landlords, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

In Long Island City, 134 new buildings are being erected. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Amid Building Boom, LIC Wonders Where the Green Areas Are

Environment, Housing, Queens May 9, 2017 at 11:59 am

Long Island City activists and residents worry that the urban development that is creating new housing and more jobs will starve the neighborhood of much-needed green spaces, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Guatemala-born José Ventura, who works at a farm in New York, is asking Albany to approve a benefits law. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Farmworkers Urge Albany to Pass Fair Labor Act

Labor, Latino, New York March 31, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Farmworkers and elected leaders protested in Albany asking for an initiative that would create labor protections for some 80,000 workers employed on farms, mostly Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mary Silva has mixed feelings about having more shelters in the Bronx. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Complaints in the Bronx, Brooklyn About Shelter Plan

Bronx, Brooklyn March 3, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Mayor de Blasio’s plan to build more homeless shelters faces criticism from Bronx and Brooklyn residents and leaders who say that the shelters should also be built elsewhere, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio, during the unveiling of the budget for fiscal year 2018 at City Hall. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

De Blasio Confronts ICE Over Detained Undocumented Man

Central American, Government, Immigration, New York February 23, 2017 at 4:26 pm

A 19-year-old Salvadoran detained by ICE becomes a rallying point for Mayor de Blasio and city officials as they stand up for the city’s sanctuary status, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Corona residents complain about the problem of dirt and trash in their neighborhood. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

NYC Fight Against Trash Still Insufficient

Queens December 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

Despite the efforts of City Hall and the City Council, residents of Hispanic neighborhoods complain of increasing amounts of garbage on the streets, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Student Martita Abril is $20,000 in debt. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

State Assembly Analyzes Student Debt Crisis

Education, New York December 2, 2016 at 5:07 pm

As college graduates are anxious about student loan debt, the New York State Assembly began holding hearings to find ways to promote initiatives to help them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Roberto Godillo, the son of Cuban parents. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Tri-State Area Cubans Not as Emotional as in Miami Over Castro’s Death

Caribbean, Latino, Metro Area November 30, 2016 at 5:21 pm

According to El Diario/La Prensa and Noticia, Cubans in the tri-state area feel at peace now that the former leader has passed, but most agree that Cuba still has a long way to freedom.

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.

Steven Banks, NYC Commissioner of the Department of Social Services at the Oct. 19 briefing at the Center for Community and Ethnic Media at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism (Photo by Julius Motal for CCEM)

Stopping the Growth Trajectory in NYC Homeless

Government, Housing, New York, Social Services October 19, 2016 at 5:50 pm

Steven Banks, New York City commissioner of the Department of Social Services, told community and ethnic reporters Oct. 19 at a briefing at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism that the city had succeeded in stopping the trajectory of growth in homelessness.

Dozens of nail salon employees gathered in Jackson Heights, Queens, to demand the immediate implementation – both at old and new shops – of the law requiring businesses to have ventilation systems to prevent illnesses caused by chemical exposure. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Nail Salon Workers Demand Quick Implementation of New Rules

Health, Labor, New York October 5, 2016 at 4:57 pm

New safety laws for nail salons went into effect on Monday, but some workers worry that certain owners may have as long as five years to implement them, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Bill Bratton has faced several protests against him since he took office in 2014. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Bill Bratton’s Bittersweet Legacy with Hispanics

Latino, New York, Police September 16, 2016 at 10:18 am

As Bill Bratton retires, Hispanic elected officials and activists are dissatisfied with the police commissioner’s policies, while NYPD officers stand by him, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dominican politicians Marisol Alcántara and Carmen De La Rosa (with her 2-year-old daughter Lea) campaigning in July 2016. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Dominican Women Rise to Power in State Primaries

Dominican, Elections 2016, New York, Politics, Video, Women September 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm

Two Dominican women, Carmen de la Rosa and Marisol Alcántara, made history by beating old guard rivals in the New York state primaries, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Community members march in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

El Barrio Residents March for ‘Truly Affordable’ Housing

Housing, Manhattan August 18, 2016 at 2:59 pm

A new housing development in East Harlem to be located on the site of a 111th Street park has prompted protests that it is not truly affordable to low-income neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Neighbors near Sherman Avenue. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Residents’ Pressure Stop Sherman Plaza Rezoning Project

Housing, Manhattan August 17, 2016 at 4:57 pm

The City Council turned down an Upper Manhattan rezoning project after residents complained that the 15-story building would hike up prices and rentals in the area, El Diario/La Prensa reports.