Puerto Rican

“Most of the items are related to providing light,
power or food,” explained Mejías, shown here at work. (Via Manhattan Times)

The Team Behind ‘Eco Kit Puerto Rico’

Environment, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 24, 2018 at 3:41 pm

“Eco Kit Puerto Rico” was the brainchild of three artists and activists, and the kits are put together at the Loisaida Center, reports The Bronx Free Press.

Adela Fargas always offered her customers a warm welcome. (Photo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans Mourn Founder of Casa Adela

Food, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 17, 2018 at 5:28 pm

The Puerto Rican community, including Rep. Nydia Velázquez, bid farewell to Adela Fargas, the beloved matriarch who in 1973 founded the restaurant Casa Adela on the Lower East Side, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Lin-Manuel Miranda reading Los Tres Magos [The Three Wise Men]. (Photo by Cristóbal Vivar via Manhattan Times)

Three Kings Day in El Barrio

Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican, Traditions January 11, 2018 at 2:48 pm

The Three Kings Day celebration at the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in El Barrio held special meaning this year, Manhattan Times reports.

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

Politics and Culture at Three Kings Parade

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm

The aftermath of Hurricane María and the political climate will be on the minds of paradegoers at this year’s Three Kings Day Parade in El Barrio, reports Manhattan Times.

A resident of Barrio Vaga in Sector 3 of Morovis, holding his granddaughter, stands in what was once a bedroom in his house. (Photo by Maite Junco)

Regreso a Puerto Rico

New York, Puerto Rican December 18, 2017 at 5:22 pm

En su segunda visita en dos meses, la escritora encontró la isla reverdecida, pero poco ha cambiado desde María.

A resident of Barrio Vaga in Sector 3 of Morovis, holding his granddaughter, stands in what was once a bedroom in his house. (Photo by Maite Junco)

Return to Puerto Rico

Featured Posts, New York, Puerto Rican December 18, 2017 at 5:21 pm

On her second visit in two months, the writer finds the island greener, but that much remains the same since María.

Willie Colón presents his show “Asalto Navideño” on Saturday at Lehman Center.

Willie Colón Brings Back a Very Nuyorican Christmas

Bronx, Culture, Puerto Rican December 7, 2017 at 3:52 pm

Salsa legend Willie Colón talks to El Diario about how he married New York’s street rhythms with Puerto Rican traditional music when he created Puerto Rico’s most famous Christmas record 46 years ago.  

The show will be a display of traditional Puerto Rican dances and music such as bomba and plena.
(Photo by Andres Rodríguez via Caribbean Life)

‘Christmas in El Barrio’

Brooklyn, Culture, Puerto Rican December 6, 2017 at 11:21 am

“Christmas in El Barrio,” a music and dance performance, is scheduled for Dec. 10 at LIU Brooklyn, reports Caribbean Life.

(Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

NYC Speaker Holds Final Roundtable with Ethnic Press

Melissa Mark-Viverito, who is leaving the City Council and her position as speaker at the end of the month, spoke with reporters at her final ethnic media roundtable.

“It’s really a spirit of the island,” said Miriam Barbosa (right, with partner Ralph) of pitorro. 
(Photo by Desiree Johnson via Manhattan Times)

La Marqueta Returns

Business, Manhattan, Puerto Rican November 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

La Marqueta has been renamed “La Marqueta Retoña” (The Market Returns) in time for the holidays in the latest effort to revive the historic East Harlem marketplace, reports Manhattan Times.

The group of experts from the New York City Department of Health, led by First Deputy Commissioner Dr. Oxiris Barbot (fifth from left in blue jacket and khakis), at the airport before leaving for Puerto Rico. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC Health Experts Head to Puerto Rico

Health, New York, Puerto Rican November 29, 2017 at 4:07 pm

While staff from the New York City Department of Health arrived on the island on Tuesday, New York’s governor announced the deployment of electric utility experts, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

All Americans: Members of the New York Police Department’s Muslim Officers Society and the Islamic Circle of North America on Friday announced the results of their donation drive to aid Puerto Rican hurricane victims. (Photo by Caleb Caldwell)

NYC Muslim Groups Help Puerto Ricans

New York, Police, Puerto Rican November 14, 2017 at 1:24 pm

The NYPD’s Muslim Officers Society, together with the Islamic Circle of North America, organized a relief effort for hurricane victims in Puerto Rico, reports Brooklyn Paper.

The blushing bride, Mariposa Fernández, will take a working honeymoon to Puerto Rico this winter to deliver aid. (Photo by Sarah Matusek via The Hunts Point Express)

Bronx Artist Marries Her Ancestral Homeland

Bronx, Puerto Rican November 8, 2017 at 3:03 pm

At a ceremony in Hunts Point, Maria Teresa “Mariposa” Fernández married the love of her life – Puerto Rico, writes The Hunts Point Express.

Category 4 Hurricane Maria destroyed Santa Isabel's seafront, which was under reconstruction. (Photo by Vanessa Colón Almenas for Voices of NY)

‘I Cry For Puerto Rico Every Day’

Environment, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican October 30, 2017 at 5:17 pm

A first person account of a 19-day return to Puerto Rico – before, during and after Hurricane María struck.

Category 4 Hurricane Maria destroyed Santa Isabel's seafront, which was under reconstruction. (Photo by Vanessa Colón Almenas for Voices of NY)

‘Lloro todos los días por Puerto Rico’

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican October 30, 2017 at 5:17 pm

Relato de estudiante de CUNY antes, durante y después del azote del huracán María.