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Janet Guzman (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Year Later: How Puerto Ricans New to NYC Are Faring

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican, Social Services September 20, 2018 at 6:22 pm

El Diario/La Prensa marks the first anniversary of Hurricane María with a series of stories on how New York responded to the arrival of thousands of Puerto Ricans and the challenges they still face.

Puerto Rican-born George Siberón was nominated by New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to lead the Latino representation at Nassau Community College. (Photo via Noticia Long Island)

Siberón: First Latino on Nassau Community College Board

Education, Long Island, Puerto Rican September 13, 2018 at 4:45 pm

George Siberón vows to improve services for immigrant students and promote more African-American and Hispanic teachers, Noticia Long Island reports.

Pedro Adorno Irizarry in "Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story" (Screen shot from the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC)

‘Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story’

Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 2, 2018 at 2:53 pm

“Corazón de papel: A Hurricane Story,” which tells the story of seven people who died following María, premieres at the International Puppet Fringe Festival NYC on Aug. 10.

Sandra Martínez and her son Adrian. (Photo by C. Vivar via The Bronx Free Press)

Puerto Rican Families: Living in Limbo

Bronx, Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Queens, Social Services July 17, 2018 at 10:02 am

The Bronx Free Press talks with families displaced to NYC by Hurricane María last fall, who are making new living arrangements as FEMA support runs out.

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (Photo via ocasio2018.com)

Ocasio-Cortez’s Victory – a Warning Sign?

New York, Politics, Puerto Rican June 28, 2018 at 5:52 pm

According to political experts, the stunning primary victory of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the 14th Congressional District indicates to the New York Democratic establishment that centrism is being rejected, especially by voters of color, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A Puerto Rican family who took refuge in a New York hotel after fleeing Hurricane María. (Photo via El Diario)

As FEMA Help Runs Out, City Offers Shelter to María Victims

Government, Housing, New York, Puerto Rican June 28, 2018 at 4:50 pm

The de Blasio administration announced that hundreds of Puerto Rican María survivors will be relocated to hotels and shelters after a FEMA assistance program comes to an end, but some decry the lack of a permanent solution, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Andrea Tejeda, 26, feeds her 4-year-old daughter, Jadieliz Padilla.  Limited food and cooking facilities are available in a Manhattan hotel where they are living. (Photo by Maite H. Mateo via Feet in 2 Worlds)

What Next for Hurricane María Evacuees?

Housing, New York, Puerto Rican June 12, 2018 at 12:54 pm

Feet in 2 Worlds looks at the longer-term prospects for housing Puerto Ricans who left the island for NYC and other locations after Hurricane María.

The one-star flag flew proudly at the parade, which marched along Fifth Avenue. (Photo by Ramón Vera via El Diario)

Celebrating Boricua Pride with Focus on María Recovery Efforts

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 11, 2018 at 9:16 pm

The 61st annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade paid special tribute to the heroes of the island’s recovery, and railed against Trump, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Eva Prados, spokeswoman for the Citizen Front for the Debt Audit alongside former New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and author and activist Naomi Klein. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Campaign to Audit Puerto Rico’s Debt Seeks Support in NY

Government, Puerto Rican June 8, 2018 at 3:48 pm

A group that claims that half of the Puerto Rican debt may be illegal and therefore non-payable, is campaigning in New York for a citizen audit of the island’s debt, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At the 31st annual Loisaida Festival. (Photo by Cristóbal Vivar for Manhattan Times)

Resilience on Display at Loisaida Fest

Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, Traditions May 31, 2018 at 5:15 pm

Manhattan Times reports on the 31st annual Loisaida Festival.

(Photo by Corazon Aguirre/Brooklyn Media Group via Brooklyn Reporter)

Sunset Park Puerto Rican Parade to Recognize María Relief Efforts

Culture, Puerto Rican, Queens May 29, 2018 at 4:41 pm

The fourth annual Puerto Rican Day Parade in Sunset Park will recognize local relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane María, reports Brooklyn Reporter.

How Puerto Rican Homeowners Could Get Help Faster

How Puerto Rican Homeowners Could Get Help Faster

New York, Puerto Rican May 24, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Manhattan Times reports on support for a bill introduced by Rep. Adriano Espaillat that would make it easier for homeowners to prove ownership, and thereby help Puerto Ricans who are still awaiting FEMA assistance.

Some of the Puerto Rican figures who will be honored at the NPRDP, next to Carmen Maldonado, mayor of the town of Morovis. (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Parade to Honor Post-María Rebuilding Efforts

New York, Puerto Rican May 1, 2018 at 5:21 pm

The 61st National Puerto Rican Day Parade In New York will honor recovery efforts after Hurricane María, as well as such personalities as Lucecita Benítez, Danny Rivera, Jorge Posada and Carlos Beltrán, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Minutes before the mayor’s announcement, Sofía Miranda from Puerto Rico was in a City Hall demonstration asking de Blasio not to leave María survivors behind. (Photo via El Diario)

De Blasio Throws Lifeline to Desperate María Survivors

New York, Puerto Rican April 20, 2018 at 5:47 pm

Mayor Bill de Blasio vowed that the city will help nearly 100 Puerto Rican families and Hurricane Maria victims stay in their hotels as FEMA announced it is cutting off housing payments, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Puerto Rican families affected by hurricane María fear homelessness after FEMA announced it will stop housing payments on April 21. (Photo via El Diario)

María Victims in Shock as FEMA Suddenly Ends Housing Subsidies

New York, Puerto Rican April 18, 2018 at 1:15 pm

Puerto Rican families who took refuge in New York after Hurricane María risk getting thrown on the streets after FEMA suddenly announced it will stop paying for their housing next weekend, El Diario/La Prensa reports.