Puerto Rican

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.

“Six months later, our island is still in crisis,” said José López, Organizing Director of Make the Road New York (MRNY). (Photo by Gregg McQueen via Manhattan Times)

Six Months after María, Urging Action

Health, Housing, New York, Puerto Rican March 23, 2018 at 2:40 pm

Make the Road NY and families from Puerto Rico urged more government action to alleviate still-desperate conditions on the island, Manhattan Times reports.

Chirlane McCray during the announcement of the city’s latest effort to help Puerto Rico. (Photo via El Diario)

NYC First Lady Sends Mental Health Experts to Puerto Rico

Health, New York, Puerto Rican March 15, 2018 at 12:18 pm

New York City first lady Chirlane McCray leads an effort to send mental health experts to battle a crisis of stress and suicide in Puerto Rico, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

At Lalo's in Bushwick. (Photo by Jose Alvarado via Bushwick Daily)

A Look at Lalo’s, a Puerto Rican Barbershop

Brooklyn, Business, Puerto Rican March 12, 2018 at 2:32 pm

Bushwick Daily profiles a tiny Puerto Rican barbershop on Suydam Street.

Jenny Cortez with her father in Mott Haven. (Photo by Paula Moura via Mott Haven Herald)

Hurricane Victims in the South Bronx

Bronx, Puerto Rican March 6, 2018 at 1:58 pm

Mott Haven Herald takes a look at how some of the Puerto Rican victims of Hurricane María, who have relocated to the South Bronx, are faring nearly six months after the hurricane hit the Caribbean.

Luis Miranda Jr. (Photo via Impacto Latino)

Luis Miranda Jr. Seeks Fair Representation for Latinos

Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican February 22, 2018 at 4:44 pm

Luis A. Miranda Jr., the influential Puerto Rican political strategist who founded the Hispanic Federation, is now the board chair of the Latino Victory Project, which seeks to expand Latino representation in the United States, Impacto Latino reports.

“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.