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‘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.

Senator Jessica Ramos and Eusebio Veras, who is an immigrant, at the new AAFE headquarters. (Photo by Javier Castaño via Queens Latino)

AAFE Opens New Office to Serve Queens’ Immigrants

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens April 18, 2019 at 4:47 pm

The Asian American organization seeks to offer services to all of Queens’ immigrant communities, particularly Latinos, in Jackson Heights, Queens Latino reports.

Andres Silva (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Inspections Ordered after Hispanic Construction Workers Die

Labor, Latino, New York April 17, 2019 at 5:49 pm

Workers tell El Diario La Prensa that more training and supervision are needed.

El Taller Latino Americano director Bernardo Palombo teaching a workshop. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

El Taller Latino Americano Celebrates 40 Years with New Green Building

Culture, Latino, Manhattan April 16, 2019 at 4:19 pm

As it celebrates its 40th anniversary, El Barrio cultural organization El Taller Latino Americano will relocate to an abandoned NYCHA site that will be transformed into a “green space,” El Diario La Prensa reports.

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‘Hope of Another Possible World’ on Display

Culture, Immigration, Latino, Manhattan April 12, 2019 at 4:01 pm

Francisco Donoso and Maria De Los Angeles, both DACA recipients, explore themes of place and immigration in their work, on display in an Upper East Side exhibit through April 18, reports Our Town Downtown.

Artists from Teatro Yerbabruja performed at the opening of the company’s new space in Bay Shore. (Photo via Noticia)

LI’s Teatro Yerbabruja Gets New Home

Culture, Latino, Long Island April 9, 2019 at 5:35 pm

After years of promoting Hispanic theater on Long Island, Teatro Experimental Yerbabruja has found a permanent home in a former firehouse, Noticia Long Island reports.

Obdalys Paulino, resident of Los Sures, Brooklyn. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Brooklyn Measles Outbreak Worries Latinos

Brooklyn, Health, Jewish, Latino April 8, 2019 at 5:38 pm

Hispanic residents in South Williamsburg react to the outbreak of measles in the area, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Hasidic children in Monsey, New York, one of the towns in Rockland County with a large Hasidic population. (Photo from Hasidim in USA via The Forward)

Latino Workers Left in the Dark on Measles Outbreak?

Health, Jewish, Latino, New York April 4, 2019 at 4:16 pm

Before Rockland County declared a state of emergency over a measles outbreak, few in the local Latino community heard about the infections, reports The Forward.

The tenants of 25 MacDonough St. are angered that the city has not been forthcoming about the takeover of the building and several told KCP they were never given proper notice that the city took it. (Photo by Tsubasa Berg via Kings County Politics)

City Ordered to Return Seized Properties Back to Owners

Black, Brooklyn, Housing, Latino March 29, 2019 at 5:43 pm

The city’s seizure of six properties in central Brooklyn has been ruled unconstitutional, “restoring millions of dollars of intergenerational wealth in the Black and Latino community,” writes Kings County Politics.

Johanna Garcia (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Overcrowding in NYC Public Schools: A Growing Problem

Education, Latino, New York March 29, 2019 at 5:37 pm

As Albany’s budget deadline looms, parents and community organizations are pressing lawmakers to address New York City classroom overcrowding, which is most severe in Hispanic neighborhoods, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Serrano (l) with Diaz (r) during a protest of the Mott Haven jail. (Photo by Alex Mitchell/Schneps Media via Bronx Times)

Jose Serrano to Retire

Bronx, Government, Latino March 28, 2019 at 5:14 pm

Rep. Jose Serrano announced he will not seek re-election in 2020 after being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, reports Bronx Times.

The group is calling for a focus on the issues still facing Puerto Rican residents. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Calling on the Presidential Candidates to Prioritize Puerto Rico

Politics, Puerto Rican March 26, 2019 at 5:49 pm

The Power 4 Puerto Rico coalition made its plea on the 18-month anniversary of Hurricane Maria, reports Manhattan Times.

Joan Grangenois-Thomas (center) celebrates her victory at a Port Chester restaurant. (Photo via Westchester Hispano)

Election Brings Diversity to Port Chester’s Council

Government, Latino, New York March 25, 2019 at 5:54 pm

In its latest municipal election, Port Chester elected a more diverse government including two new council members, an African-American woman and Westchester’s first Colombian elected official, Westchester Hispano reports.

José Chapa, coordinator for the Justice for Farmworkers campaign, and Salvadoran Juan Zúñiga, a field worker in East Hampton, Long Island. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Long Island Hispanic Farmworkers Demand Labor Rights

Labor, Latino, Long Island March 22, 2019 at 5:28 pm

Feeling neglected by New York lawmakers, Long Island Hispanic farmworkers demand fair working conditions and labor rights, Noticia Long Island reports.

Bonifacio de la Rosa, part of a group of 371 South 5th St. Brooklyn tenants who are protesting preferential rent laws. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Facing Sudden Hikes, Tenants Call for Preferential Rent Reform

Brooklyn, Housing, Latino March 20, 2019 at 5:28 pm

A group of Hispanic tenants in Brooklyn who are experiencing sudden hikes in their preferential rent apartments started a rent strike and are joining activists and elected officials in calling for more protections for New York state tenants, El Diario La Prensa reports.

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