Agustina Vazquez and her husband, Miguel de la Cruz sell ices on West 125th Street in Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘We Are Afraid of Working Like This, but Do Not Have a Choice’

Labor, Mexican, New York July 28, 2016 at 3:38 pm

Street vendors ask the city to resolve the issue of licenses already, as fines of up to a thousand dollars become a frequent occurrence, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Consul of Colombia in New York María Isabel Pérez (left). (Photo by Camille Padilla Dalmau via El Diario)

Colombians Celebrate Independence and Peace in Queens

Culture, Latino, Queens, South American July 26, 2016 at 3:50 pm

Native Colombians and those by heritage, along with other Latinos, came together to celebrate their culture, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Dominican candidates Marisol Alcantara (r.) and Carmen de la Rosa (m.) are presented by Councilman Ydanis Rodriguez and State Assemblyman Adriano Espaillat in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Two Dominican Women Seek State Legislature Posts

Dominican, New York, Politics July 21, 2016 at 4:14 pm

Marisol Alcántara looks to take over the seat vacated by Adriano Espaillat in the Senate while Carmen De La Rosa seeks a seat in the Assembly, reports El Diario.

At the heart of the park, there is a lake with large fountain. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

North Bergen: Welcome to ‘New Jersey’s Miami’

Latino, Metro Area July 21, 2016 at 3:15 pm

With a Hispanic population of almost 70 percent, North Bergen may very well be dubbed “New Jersey’s Miami,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika

As Zika cases rise, the NYC Department of Health is launching a new campaign to urge pregnant women or women who are trying to become pregnant, and their partners, to defer travel to Zika-affected areas.

"laluzbrillante" (Photo via El Diario)

Children in Washington Heights Name a New Wasp

Dominican, Manhattan, Youth July 18, 2016 at 1:35 pm

Students in Washington Heights gave the name “Laluzbrillante” (Bright Light) to a newly discovered species of wasp from the Dominican Republic, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

New voter registration forms in an additional five languages on display  at the city's July 14 briefing at the Homescrest Library in Brooklyn (Photo by Alex Ayala for voices of NY)

NYC Voter Registration Forms, Soon in 10+ Languages

New York City plans to expand the number of languages in which voter registration forms will be available by adding Russian, Urdu, Haitian Creole, French and Arabic to the existing English, Spanish, Chinese, Korean and Bangla forms.

Afro-Latino Festival 2016 (Photo by Alex Ayala for Voices of NY)

NYC’s Fourth Afro-Latino Festival

Black, Culture, Featured Posts, Latino, New York, Voices' Picks July 13, 2016 at 5:01 pm

At the Afro-Latino Festival July 8-10 attendees reflected on Black Lives Matter and cross-cultural identity.

ACS statistics suggest that the demand for Hispanic families for Latino minors increased in the last 5 years. (Photo via El Diario)

Spanish-Speaking Foster Homes Still in Short Supply

Latino, New York, Social Services, Youth July 11, 2016 at 10:53 am

Even though the number of Latino minors in foster care has decreased nearly 25 percent, many children still need to be placed in Spanish-speaking homes, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Dominican candidate Pedro Rodríguez wants to be the new mayor of Paterson, in Passaic County, New Jersey. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Early-Bird Bid to Become Paterson’s first Dominican Mayor

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics July 7, 2016 at 12:05 pm

Current Deputy Mayor of Paterson Pedro Rodríguez is positioning himself to become the city’s first Dominican mayor in 2018, Reporte Hispano reports.

Festival to Celebrate the African Roots of Latinos

Festival to Celebrate the African Roots of Latinos

African, Culture, Latino, New York, Video July 7, 2016 at 10:29 am

Afro-Latino Fest NYC co-organizer Amilcar Priestly and musician Maluca Mala speak to BRIC TV about Afro-Latino identity and what holding the annual festival means to the community.

Newly-graduated Officer Miguel Torres, a Bronx resident of Puerto Rican descent, with his family. (Photo by Camille Padilla-Dalmau via El Diario)

NYPD’s New Generation of Hispanic Officers

Latino, New York, Police July 6, 2016 at 11:20 am

Of the 1,257 officials who graduated on Friday at a ceremony at Madison Square Garden, 284 are Latinos, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Adriano Espaillat declaring victory. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

Espaillat Poised to be First Dominican in U.S. Congress

Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Politics June 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm

After narrowly winning the Democratic primary for the 13th Congressional District, Adriano Espaillat is poised to be the first Dominican in U.S. Congress, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo via Diario de México)

Local Mexicans Ask More of New Consul

Mexican, New York June 29, 2016 at 2:57 pm

As the new Mexican consul in New York takes office, readers of Diario de México are demanding more involvement with the community and services.

"Dragtender" Miranda del Río and bartender Orlando Bohórquez. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Fear Lingers at Latino LGBT Sanctuaries

Latino, LGBTQ, Queens June 28, 2016 at 2:45 pm

Many patrons are afraid to go to Latino gay bars after the Orlando massacre, while the authorities insist that they are protected, El Diario/La Prensa reports.