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The 30th Anniversary of the festival is dedicated to the "Spirit of the Immigrant and Migrant Community." (Photo provided to El Diario)

Loisaida Festival and Uptown Arts Stroll Kick Off Summer Cultural Season

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican May 26, 2017 at 6:20 pm

As the Loisaida Festival will celebrate 30 years this Sunday, the monthlong Uptown Arts Stroll will feature more than 150 cultural events around Inwood and Upper Manhattan starting next week, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Council member Ydanis Rodríguez (fourth from left) joined the Bodega Association of the United States who says it wants nothing to do with selling marijuana if legalized. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Bodega Group Says ‘No’ to Weed

Business, Health, New York March 13, 2019 at 6:03 pm

A bodega organization recently came out against selling marijuana in its stores if it becomes legal but not all owners agree, reports Manhattan Times.

A Baptism of Fire: La Prensa’s Launch as a Daily

A Baptism of Fire: La Prensa’s Launch as a Daily

Featured Posts, History, Latino, Media, New York June 4, 2018 at 5:54 pm

World War I brought about the first major act of solidarity of the New York Hispanic community and the nation’s oldest Spanish-language newspaper.

Bautismo de fuego: El lanzamiento de La Prensa como diario en 1918

Bautismo de fuego: El lanzamiento de La Prensa como diario en 1918

History, Latino, Media, New York June 4, 2018 at 5:53 pm

La primera guerra mundial dio lugar al primer gran acto de solidaridad de la comunidad hispana en Nueva York y al diario en español más antiguo de Estados Unidos.

Commuter Ana Torres (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latino Leaders Urge Subsidized MetroCards for the Poor

New York, Transportation March 27, 2018 at 11:20 pm

Latino politicians and commuters are increasingly pressuring Mayor de Blasio to allocate $60 million to Fair Fares, a program to subsidize MetroCards for the poor, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Cándida Montilla de Medina, with fellow Dominicans at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Photo via Impacto Latino)

St. Patrick’s Mass Kicks Off Dominican Heritage Month

Dominican, Manhattan, Religion January 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

A Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in honor of the Virgin of Altagracia kicked off Dominican Heritage Month, while environmentalists protested the presence of the Dominican first lady, Impacto Latino and Dominican Today report.

Eric Gonzalez (center) celebrated his campaign victory at the Williamsburg Hotel surrounded by his wife Dagmar (second from left), his three sons and Lu-Shawn Thompson (right), the widow of the late Ken Thompson. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Few Surprises on Primary Day

Elections 2017, New York September 13, 2017 at 2:56 pm

Community publications across the city covered notable and close results in the Sept. 12 primaries.

Sadness overcame Monserrate’s followers at his campaign headquarters, located on Astoria Boulevard. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

High Emotions in Queens as Moya Defeats Monserrate

Elections 2017, Queens September 13, 2017 at 2:52 pm

In an intense electoral night in Queens’ District 21, the Democratic Party’s favorite Francisco Moya beat a surprisingly strong Hiram Monserrate after a contentious primary, Queens Latino reports.

Council members at a hearing. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

City Council Races a Test to Latino and Women’s Power 

Elections 2017, Government, Latino, Politics, Women August 14, 2017 at 4:58 pm

As women’s representation in the New York City Council may be diminished after the upcoming municipal election, some worry that Melissa Mark-Viverito’s exit will also portend a weakened Latino influence, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Councilwoman Julissa Ferreras in her Corona, Queens office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Julissa Ferreras Departure Upends City Council, Latino Politics

Elections 2017, Latino, New York, Politics June 3, 2017 at 12:13 am

Council member Julissa Ferreras-Copeland’s announcement that she won’t seek re-election has shaken the City Council and Latino politics, not only because her seat is now up for grabs but also because she was expected to succeed Melissa Mark-Viverito as speaker, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Latinos send money to their countries at the Roosevelt Avenue and 76th Street Western Union branch (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

In Queens, Immigrants Are Fearful

Latino, Queens February 15, 2017 at 5:30 pm

Call it the Trump effect: More remittances and fewer people dining out or shopping are some of the consequences of rumors of massive ICE raids in Queens, Queens Latino reports.

Colombian-born María Elena Betancur helps Hispanics from her office at Make the Road in Queens. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘An Act of War Against the Immigrant Community’

Immigration, Latino, New York January 26, 2017 at 10:40 pm

As New York officials and community groups unanimously condemned Trump’s executive orders on immigration, local immigrants expressed heightened fear and sadness, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Macha Peña said that she already has a hard time paying for her MetroCard. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

For Commuters, MTA Hike Could Have Been Worse

Latino, New York, Transportation January 26, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Cash-strapped Hispanic commuters expressed relief that MTA fare hikes are not as bad as expected, but complain that prices are too high already,  El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Users of these services, like Rosa de Jesus, will be better protected under the new regulations for laundries. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Workers Rejoice as NYC Regulates Industrial Laundries

Government, Labor, New York July 18, 2016 at 5:35 pm

As the City Council approved a series of new hygiene standards for industrial laundries last week, El Diario/La Prensa and Diario de México reported that workers applauded the measure.

Maria Luisa Jácome speaks at the Ecuador Consulate in New York. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

Solidarity and Chaos As Ecuadoreans Support Earthquake Victims

Environment, New York, South American April 19, 2016 at 5:48 pm

Ecuadoreans living in the New York area offered an outpouring of support to the victims of the earthquake back home, to the point of overwhelming the consulate, El Diario/La Prensa and Queens Latino report.