Dominican

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

‘The Prince of East New York’ Riffs on Immigrant Dreams

Brooklyn, Culture, Dominican April 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm

The story of his parents’ journey from the Dominican Republic figures in comedian Gastor Almonte’s debut album, “Immigrant Made,” reports BK Reader.

(Photo by Andrei Averbuch, courtesy of Flor de Toloache, via El Diario)

For All-Female Mariachi Band Flor de Toloache, Breaking Rules Paid Off

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Mexican, New York, Puerto Rican, Women January 4, 2019 at 3:09 pm

Members of the New York mariachi band Flor de Toloache, in concert this Saturday at the Highline Ballroom, talk to El Diario La Prensa about their upcoming album and the criticism they have faced from the mariachi community for being all-female and not exclusively from Mexico.

José Peralta (Photo via El Diario)

Call to Rename NY DREAM Act after Peralta

Dominican, Government, Immigration November 26, 2018 at 3:36 pm

As Queens residents mourned the sudden death of José Peralta, the first Dominican-American state senator, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is requesting that the New York DREAM Act be named in his honor, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Sgt. José Gomérez, at his swearing-in ceremony, which was led by Mayor Tom Murphy. The officer’s father, Luis Gomérez, came from the Dominican Republic to attend the event. His mother Mercedes Gomérez and his 11 siblings were there as well. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Mamaroneck Latino Police Officer Promoted After ‘Long Struggle’

Dominican, New York, Police November 20, 2018 at 2:54 pm

A Dominican-born police officer in Mamaroneck in Westchester County was named sergeant after repeatedly being denied a promotion, Westchester Hispano reports.

Councilman Fernando Cabrera(right) with Congressman Adriano Espaillat at the unveiling of a WWII tribute for Dominican-born soldiers on the Bronx Community College campus.
(Photo courtesy Office of Councilman Fernando Cabrera via Norwood News)

Remembering Dominican Veterans of WWII

Bronx, Dominican, History November 7, 2018 at 5:31 pm

The country’s first monument dedicated to Dominican veterans of World War II was recently unveiled in the Bronx, reports Norwood News.

In a fundraising event, Dominican community leaders supported Ramfis Domínguez Trujillo, presidential candidate for the 2020 Dominican election. (Photo by Antonio Kelley via Noticia Long Island)

Trujillo’s Grandson: I Promised to Build a Border Wall Before Trump Did

Dominican, Long Island, Politics October 25, 2018 at 5:49 pm

At a meeting with Dominican community leaders, Ramfis Trujillo, a Dominican Republic presidential candidate and the grandson of dictator Rafael Trujillo, vowed to build a wall on the country’s border with Haiti, reports Noticia Long Island.

Novelist Avelino Stanley (l.) accompanied by authors Kianny Antigua and Alexis Gómez Rosa, during the XI Dominican Book Fair in New York. (Photo via El Diario)

‘Washington Heights Manifesto’ Urges DOE to Diversify School Books

Dominican, Education, New York October 25, 2018 at 3:01 pm

A group of Dominican authors, educators and activists signed a “Washington Heights manifesto” urging the Department of Education to include more books written by, and about, people of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Cristina Contreras (Photo via NYC Health + Hospitals)

New Head of Bronx Hospital on Rumors, Roots

Bronx, Dominican, Health October 16, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Cristina Contreras, North Central Bronx Hospital’s new executive director, addressed rumors of the facility’s closure in Norwood News while El Diario covered her Dominican background.

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.”