Dominican

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.

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika and Pregnant Women

NYC Dept. of Health Warns About Zika and Pregnant Women

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.

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.

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.

Four of every 10 Dominicans in New York were born in the U.S. Many of those interviewed did not know they could vote without being registered at a polling station. (Photo by Elena Torres via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Called to Vote in Presidential Election

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics May 13, 2016 at 12:05 pm

More than 160,000 Dominicans in the tri-state area will be able to vote in this Sunday’s presidential election without the need to register, El Diario and Reporte Hispano report.

Charismatic civil servant Wendy Guzmán will face activist Luis Vélez in Paterson’s 5th Ward. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Two Dominicans Compete For Paterson City Council Seat

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics April 20, 2016 at 2:19 pm

Two Dominican candidates, Wendy Guzmán and Luis Vélez, vie for a hotly contested seat on the Paterson City Council, Reporte Hispano reports.

Dominicans celebrated the country's independence day at the Brooklyn Arbor School in Williamsburg on Feb. 25. (Photo via Greenpoint Star)

While Celebrating Dominican Independence, Williamsburg Residents Remember Past

Brooklyn, Demographics, Dominican March 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

Greenpoint Star attends a Dominican Independence Day celebration in Williamsburg, and speaks to longtime residents who lament, and praise, the changes in a neighborhood once home to a large Dominican community.

Writer J.C. Malone, with his book “9 Exceptional Examples and One Extraordinary Woman.” (Photo via El Diario)

Book Seeks to Change the Image of Dominicans

Dominican, New York, Youth March 2, 2016 at 1:07 pm

Author J.C. Malone wrote “9 Exceptional Examples and One Extraordinary Woman,” the first of a series called “The Dominican-Americans,” El Diario/La Prensa reports.

(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Los Sures Does Not Look Back

Brooklyn, Dominican, Latino, Puerto Rican January 21, 2016 at 5:28 pm

Hispanics who stay in the transformed Williamsburg neighborhood remember their past without nostalgia, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Forty-one-year-old Tony Peralta’s work combines pop art and New York’s Latino culture.  (Photo via El Diario)

Pop Art with a Dominican Touch

Culture, Dominican, Manhattan, New York December 21, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Washington Heights artist Tony Peralta draws his inspiration from the Latino culture in the United States, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Antonio Reynoso (Photo by William Alatriste/Flickr via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Reynoso on Cleaning up North Brooklyn

Brooklyn, Dominican, Politics November 13, 2015 at 5:21 pm

Brooklyn Daily Eagle profiles Brooklyn City Council member Antonio Reynoso.

Belkis Lora, the relative of one of the victims, places a white rose on the memorial. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Relatives Hold Emotional Memorial for Flight 587

Dominican, Queens, Transportation November 13, 2015 at 4:17 pm

Unlike last year, Mayor Bill de Blasio arrived punctually for the 14th anniversary memorial of the tragedy, El Diario reports.

Chef Kelvin Fernandez at the new restaurant Barcelona Bites on West 242nd St. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

‘Edgy Latin Cuisine’ in Riverdale

Bronx, Dominican, Food, Latino, Mexican November 6, 2015 at 1:45 pm

A diverse team led by chef Kelvin Fernandez brings “edgy Latin cuisine” to Riverdale, reports The Riverdale Press.

(Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominicans Leaving NYC for Cheaper Locales

Demographics, Dominican, New York November 6, 2015 at 1:30 pm

The high cost of living in New York is prompting Dominicans to move to such states as Florida and New Jersey, El Diario/La Prensa reports.