Dominican

Candidate Amanda Séptimo (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Amanda Séptimo, 27, Seeks to Bring New Leadership to Albany

Bronx, Dominican, Elections 2018 September 11, 2018 at 4:56 pm

El Diario/La Prensa profiles the Dominican-American woman who seeks to unseat longtime New York State Assembly member Carmen Arroyo in District 84.

Yonel Lettelier Sosa (Photo by Mark Hallum via Times Ledger)

Sosa on His Campaign for the 39th Assembly District

Dominican, Elections 2018, Latino, Queens September 5, 2018 at 3:12 pm

Times Ledger interviews the third candidate for the key NYS Assembly seat representing Jackson Heights, Corona and Elmhurst.

Bachata singer Andre Veloz, photographed by Andrew Avi at a concert in 2018. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Bachata’s Creative Headquarters Move from DR to New York

Culture, Dominican, Immigration, New York August 20, 2018 at 12:06 pm

New York-based artists are redefining the sound of bachata, one of the national musical genres of the Dominican Republic that went from clandestine to being heard around the world, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Luz García, Inwood resident. (Photo via El Diario)

Why Hispanic Residents Need Help to Remain Uptown

Dominican, Housing, Latino, Manhattan July 25, 2018 at 10:38 pm

As the city launches an anti-displacement pilot program uptown, a Dominican family reflects on how difficult it is to retain rent-stabilized apartments in Washington Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Washington Heights and Inwood have a high concentration of Dominican families living in rent stabilized apartments. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A ‘Gentrification Tax’?

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan July 9, 2018 at 5:52 pm

A report by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute recommends applying a tax on the new value of buildings in gentrified areas of Washington Heights and Inwood, to prevent displacement, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Pedro Mejia being sworn in. (Photo via Reporte Hispano)

Mejía is First Dominican in NJ Legislature

Dominican, Government, Metro Area April 23, 2018 at 5:12 pm

Pedro Mejía, a Secaucus businessman who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 15, was sworn in as the first Dominican state representative in the New Jersey General Assembly, Reporte Hispano reports.

Photo by Nina Subin

Junot Díaz on Island Memories and ‘Islandborn’

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican March 9, 2018 at 3:42 pm

Brooklyn Daily talked with Junot Díaz about his new children’s book “Islandborn.”

Lisette Camilo’s Commissioner at the Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in her office. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

‘I Never Allowed Myself to Be Swayed by Other People’s Doubts’

Dominican, Government, Latino, Women March 8, 2018 at 5:32 pm

Lisette Camilo, the first Latina commissioner of the Citywide Administrative Services agency, reflects on International Women’s Day in an interview with El Diario/La Prensa.

(Photos via Manhattan Times)

Displacement of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan

Dominican, Housing, Manhattan February 8, 2018 at 4:21 pm

Manhattan Times reports on a new study by the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute that notes the shrinking share of Dominicans in Northern Manhattan’s population.

Junot Díaz. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Junot Díaz on Becoming a Writer

Culture, Dominican, New York February 1, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Risk-taking and a tolerance of failure are some of the qualities writers require, Pulitzer Prize-winner Junot Díaz told young writers, Manhattan Times reports.

Fausto Pichardo at Coogan's. (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

NYPD Promotes Pichardo

Dominican, New York, Police January 31, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Dominican-American Fausto Pichardo of the NYPD was promoted to the two-star chief level, Manhattan Times reports.

Hon. Patria Frias-Colon (left) was installed by Hon. Jenny Rivera (right), of the NYS Court of Appeals, with her husband Robert Colon (center) looking on. (Photo by Rob Abruzzese via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Patria Frias-Colón, First Dominican-Born Brooklyn Judge, Sworn In

Brooklyn, Dominican, Women January 22, 2018 at 4:03 pm

Patria Frias-Colón was sworn in at a “Community Celebration” in Clinton Hill becoming the first Dominican-born Civil Court judge in Brooklyn, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

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.

Dominican-born taxi drivers Belkis Polanco (left) and Hilaria Peña. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Female Cab Drivers Set Up Their Own Safety Networks

Bronx, Dominican, Labor, Manhattan, Transportation, Women January 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Latina taxi drivers in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx talked to El Diario/La Prensa about how they have organized networks to protect each other by constantly sharing information about dangerous areas.

More Puerto Ricans die before they turn 65 due to chronic disease than other Latinos in New York. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario))

Boricuas Have the Worst Health of NYC Latinos

Dominican, Health, Latino, Puerto Rican September 28, 2017 at 5:33 pm

According to the first complete report on the health of Latinos in the Big Apple, this ethnic group often fares better than non-Latino whites, but Puerto Ricans have the highest rates of chronic illness and premature deaths among Hispanics, El Diario/La Prensa reports.