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Venezuelan restaurant El Cocotero closed and posed a sign that read: “We love America but Government doesn’t not love us.” (Photo: Mariela Lombard via El Diario NY)

Immigrant Strike is Felt Throughout NYC

Business, Immigration, Latino, New York February 17, 2017 at 5:07 pm

El Diario reports on the immigrants who took part in the “Day Without Immigrants” protest, and the employers who supported them. Queens Latino, meanwhile, takes a look at how the demonstration shuttered parts of Roosevelt Avenue.

Roosevelt Avenue Wants a Times-Square-Style Cleanup

Roosevelt Avenue Wants a Times-Square-Style Cleanup

Crime, Latino, Queens August 31, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Tired of crime and noisy nightclubs on Roosevelt Ave., Jackson Heights officials are calling for a moratorium on new alcohol licenses and a full clean-up “Times Sq. style,” Diario/La Prensa reports.

Cheese arepas and vegetables at El Basurero, in Astoria. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Queens Offers the Best Menu for a Gastronomic Tour

Food, Latino, Queens June 22, 2016 at 1:33 pm

Demanding foodies with a penchant for Latino food will find dishes from every country in Queens, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

While the mayoral primaries took top billing in the media, plenty of City Council races, and a district attorney one, also garnered the attention of the ethnic and community media. (Photo by Maite Junco/Voices of NY)

Scandals, Upsets and ‘Firsts’ in Council Races

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

History was made and various lawbreakers were shown the door, including the once-powerful Vito Lopez.

The owners of the Kum Kang San restaurants, located in Korea Town, Manhattan and Flushing, Queens, are being sued for not paying minimum wage. (Gloria Medina via El Diario)

Waiters, Supermarket Workers Take a Stand on Wage Theft

Business, Labor August 28, 2012 at 6:54 pm

Wage theft is a perennial issue for immigrants in New York City. Two recent El Diario stories tell of low-wage immigrant workers — at a restaurant and a supermarket — fighting back against bosses that they say exploited them.

From Cinco de Mayo’s Little-Known History to Its Celebrated Food (and Drink)

From Cinco de Mayo’s Little-Known History to Its Celebrated Food (and Drink)

History, Latino, Mexican May 3, 2012 at 7:08 pm

With Mexicans making up 10.3 percent of the U.S. population, Cinco de Mayo has become an American celebration. But many gringos seem to mistakenly think that Cinco de Mayo is Mexico’s Independence Day — or an homage to the blessed margarita cocktail. Here’s what it’s really about.

A group of professors and students seek justice in the cases of Trayvon Martin and Hispanic John Collado, dead at the hands of a police officer in 2011. (Photo by José A. Rivera/EDLP)

Latinos Far From Silent on Trayvon Martin

Crime, Featured Posts, Media April 9, 2012 at 3:15 pm

Professors and students of Hostos Community College in the Bronx held a press conference on April 5 to dispel the impression that Latinos have remained silent on the shooting of Trayvon Martin, the African American teenager who was gunned down in Florida by a Latino neighborhood watch volunteer.

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Carlos Menchaca, chair of the Committee on Immigration of the New York City Council, addresses a New York Immigration Coalition briefing, with Suzanne Robinson Davis of the Bedford-Stuyvesant Family Health Center standing behind him. (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

Highlights of the 2017 NYC Primaries

Elections 2017, New York September 11, 2017 at 4:21 pm

New York Jewish Life looks at seven races to keep an eye on the day of the primaries, all involving City Council seats.

Jessica Moreno Caycho (center) joined other protesters near Trump Tower on Sept. 5 (Image via video)

Communities React to Plan to End DACA

Government, Immigration, New York September 6, 2017 at 5:01 pm

New Yorkers respond to President Trump’s plan to end the DACA program in this roundup of stories from NYC’s community and ethnic media.

(Photo via El Diario)

As Moya’s Prospects Improve, So Does Ecuadoreans’ Clout in the City

Culture, Queens, South American August 7, 2017 at 8:03 pm

Ecuadoreans in Queens celebrated their 35th Independence Day Parade by reflecting on their community’s growing influence in the city, exemplified in the rising prospects of Francisco Moya in the upcoming Democratic City Council primaries, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.

The new law will benefit more than 30,000 employees, most of them Latino. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Immigrants Cheer Law Protecting Grocery Workers

Business, Immigration, New York January 20, 2016 at 3:54 pm

The Grocery Worker Retention Act would protect some 30,000 workers, most of them immigrants, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Most of the people behind the masks and costumes are Hispanic. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via El Diario)

A License to Be Batwoman?

Government, Labor, New York November 19, 2014 at 12:55 pm

A City Council bill would require people who dress up as characters like Batwoman and work for tips to apply for a license and submit their fingerprints, reports El Diario.

(Photo via El Diario-La Prensa)

Despite Mayor’s School Reforms, English Learners Stuck

Education, Immigration, Latino, Voices' Picks July 8, 2013 at 1:42 pm

The graduation rate of the 160,000 city public school students who are “English Language Learners” has been declining since 2010, but there’s no consensus among administrators, educators – or mayoral candidates – on how to best help them.

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.