Dominicans, and other Latinos, celebrated the parade on Sixth Avenue. (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Dominican Day Parade Takes Over Sixth Avenue

Culture, Dominican August 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Dominicans in New York can be as joyful and enthusiastic as they are on the Caribbean island. This was evident once again this past Sunday at the Dominican Day Parade, El Diario reports.

Luis Batista at the ceremony in his honor at the Essex Street Market. Councilmember Margaret Chin is second from right, and Borough President Gale Brewer is fourth from right. (Photo by Zach Williams via the East Villager)

Building the American Dream Via a Grocery

Business, Dominican, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan July 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Dominican-born Luis Batista was honored recently for his contributions at the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side, the East Villager reports.

(Photo via The Riverdale Press)

Vote at Bronx’s CB8 Stirs Controversy

Bronx, Dominican, Politics June 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Dominican-born Maria Khury lost her bid for the chairmanship of Community Board 8, in a vote some supporters deem racist, reports The Riverdale Press.

Featured in the new exhibit “Tyranny” are artists (from left to right) Alex Guerrero, Diogenes Abreu, Moses Ros-Suárez. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

Art as Therapy: Assessing the Tyrant Trujillo

Culture, Dominican, In the News, Manhattan June 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Dominican artists still haunted by the terror inflicted decades ago by Trujillo explore their feelings in works on display in Washington Heights, Manhattan Times reports.

The June 24 primary to elect the Democrat candidate for the 13th Congressional District is heating up. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Can Espaillat Beat Rangel the Second Time Around?

Bronx, Dominican, Manhattan, Politics, Revson Covering NYC June 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Two years ago, longtime Congressman Charles Rangel survived Adriano Espaillat’s primary challenge. This time, things could be different, reports El Diario/La Prensa in a political analysis.

State Sen. Gustavo Rivera at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Rival Politicians March in Bronx Parade

Dominican, Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican June 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Councilman Fernando Cabrera, who is challenging state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, both worked the crowds at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, The Riverdale Press reports.

(Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer via Manhattan Times)

Getting Out the Dominican Vote

A group working to register eligible Dominican voters may help determine the outcome of the June 24 primary for a key Congressional seat, Manhattan Times reports.

Rubén Díaz Jr. says his office has not received any complaints about Dominican representation (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominicans Complain About Representation in the Bronx

Dominican, Government, In the News, Politics May 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

El Diario/La Prensa reports that Dominicans are complaining that they do not have high level representation in the Bronx, while both the Manhattan and Brooklyn borough presidents have named Dominicans as their second in command.

(by Caroline Lewis/Voices of NY)

Protesting Poor Labor Practices at a Bronx Restaurant

Workers and activists join forces with new tactics, including a live brass band, to gain attention.

Alice in Wonderland Madame Alexander doll (Source:

The Dominican Hands Behind Iconic ‘Madame’ Dolls

Dominican, History, Labor March 31, 2014 at 3:14 pm

As the first documentary on Dominican women in the U.S. workforce, “The Faces Behind the Dolls” looks at the women who made the Madame Alexander dolls at a Harlem factory, reports Manhattan Times.

Estiven Rodríguez (center) speaks with his math teacher, Dimity Palmer-Smith (left) and the principal of his school in Washington Heights, Brett Kimmel (right). (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Estiven Rodríguez: from Washington Heights to the White House

Dominican, Education, In the News, Manhattan February 3, 2014 at 5:30 pm

Estiven Rodríguez, the 17-year-old Dominican immigrant who recently met both President Barack Obama and his wife, will attend college on a full scholarship, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

What Does It Mean to Be a Dominican?

Caribbean, Dominican, Video January 3, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The Dominican Court’s recent ruling that revokes the citizenship of more than 200,000 people, mostly of Haitian descent, prompted Manhattan Times to ask: What does it mean to be a Dominican?

File photo of Congressman Peter King speaking to reporters after a Congressional hearing about radicalization of American Muslims in Washington DC. (Photo Talk Radio News Service, Creative Commons License)

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Protestors outside the Dominican Consulate in Times Square (photo by Pierre Divers)

Protests Continue Against Dominican Republic Court Ruling

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Government, Voices' Picks December 11, 2013 at 5:13 pm

The Haitian and Dominican communities in NYC have united in opposition to the September ruling.

Among advocates for a boycott of Dominican Republic products and services is author Edwidge Danticat (Photo by Knight Foundation)

Opinion: End Assault on Human Rights in DR

Caribbean, Dominican, Government, Opinion December 11, 2013 at 4:32 pm

A widespread, international boycott of Dominican industry and tourism to the Dominican Republic should be undertaken until all Dominicans – including those of Haitain ancestry – are awarded full citizenship, says a Haitian Times editorial.