Puerto Rican

Rep. Jose Serrano said the vote means Puerto Ricans want change. (Photo by Azi Paybarah via Flickr Creative Commons)

Serrano: Vote for Statehood is ‘an Earthquake in Puerto Rican Politics’

Elections 2012, New York, Politics, Puerto Rican November 9, 2012 at 3:39 pm

On election night, an unprecedented vote took place outside of the 50 states: Almost 61 percent of Puerto Ricans voted in favor of statehood, the first time a clear majority voiced their desire to become the 51st state.

Gustavo Padilla says he fears more for the living than the dead and enjoy their work. (Photo by Humberto Arellano via EDLP)

Working in Peace Among the Dead

Brooklyn, Caribbean, In the News, Labor, Puerto Rican November 8, 2012 at 6:37 pm

Employees at Green Wood cemetery such as Gustavo Padilla enjoy the tranquility and quiet of days spent gardening and restoring old tombs at the historic 174-years-old Brooklyn graveyard, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Baker Nancy Mendes rolls dough for a batch of toasted walnut rye bread. (Photo by Natasha Verma via Northattan).

Women Bakers, New Bakery, Breathe Life into La Marqueta

Economy, Latino, Manhattan, Mexican, Puerto Rican October 23, 2012 at 4:21 pm

A non-profit bakery is helping revitalize the once-renowned ethnic food market La Marqueta in East Harlem by offering on-site baking training to immigrant women, reported Natasha Verma in Northattan.

State Senator Goes Head-to-Head with Lawyer in Primaries

State Senator Goes Head-to-Head with Lawyer in Primaries

Elections 2012, Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican August 29, 2012 at 8:16 pm

In Brooklyn’s 18th State Senate District, incumbent Martin Malavé Dilan claims that opponent Jason Otaño moved to the district to launch his political career after failing to do so in Sheepshead Bay, while Otaño calls Dilan the “worst representation in Albany that South Brooklyn has ever had.”

Mark Gjonaj, precandidato a la Asamblea Estatal por el Distrito 80. (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Albanian Assembly Candidate Makes Inroads in Latino Stronghold

Bronx, Elections 2012, Politics, Puerto Rican August 14, 2012 at 5:16 pm

Even in a Bronx district that’s 45 percent Latino, an Albanian upstart may give the incumbent Puerto Rican Assemblywoman a run for her money in next month’s primary, reports El Diario La Prensa. Residents of District 80 say they’re impressed with challenger Mark Gjonaj’s door-to-door campaign, while Assemblywoman Naomi Rivera is hardly seen.

A Boricua Woodworking Tradition Lives On in the Bronx

A Boricua Woodworking Tradition Lives On in the Bronx

Bronx, Culture, Latino, Puerto Rican July 27, 2012 at 7:03 pm

Two Bronx women of Puerto Rican origin are keeping alive the ancient tradition of carving saint figures out of cedar, reported El Diario La Prensa.

Dennis Flores (Photo via ELDP)

Wielding a Camera, Activist Fights Police Misconduct

Brooklyn, Latino, Puerto Rican, Video July 19, 2012 at 4:55 pm

A run-in with police a decade ago started the activist Dennis Flores on his path to filming and monitoring police misconduct — and teaching others to do the same, reported El Diario La Prensa.

An image of the Daily News' erroneous promotion for the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (Via El Diario)

Voices in Focus: Puerto Rican Day Parade’s Songs and Snafus

Culture, Latino, Media, Puerto Rican June 8, 2012 at 12:53 pm

With the annual Puerto Rican Day Parade on Sunday, El Diario has guides to the parade route and songs to sing along the way, as well as a sobering assessment of the state of Puerto Rican youth in the city. El Diario also took a moment to crow over a Daily News snafu.

Flags wave during the Puerto Rican Day Parade (Photo by RLJ Photography on Flickr, via Long Island Wins)

Puerto Rican Parade Hones its Message, While Another Struggles to Survive

Culture, Latino, Puerto Rican May 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10 will focus on higher education and getting out the vote in the Boricua community. But while organizers of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day celebrations have honed their messages, organizers of Long Island’s parade have been scrambling just to hold the event.

Pomaire is one of several Latino restaurants that have been successful despite intense competition from other businesses. (Photo via El Diario)

Venerable Latino Restaurants Share Their Secrets

Food, Latino, Mexican, Puerto Rican April 12, 2012 at 1:33 pm

While some Latino restaurant owners have struggled to make ends meet, others have created businesses that have thrived over decades in New York City. El Diario asked six of these neighborhood institutions for their “recipe for success.”

The talk show host and Fox News commentator Geraldo Rivera is "Jewyorican," in that he is half Jewish and half Puerto Rican. (Photo by Annie Correal/ EDLP)

‘Jewyorican’ and Proud in New York City

Culture, Demographics, Puerto Rican March 30, 2012 at 4:20 pm

El Diario La Prensa explored the “Jewyorican” phenomenon of half Jewish, half Puerto Rican New Yorkers.

Puerto Rican Flag in Police Photos of Drug Raid Haul Called Offensive

Crime, In the News, Metro Area, Puerto Rican March 26, 2012 at 4:31 pm

Photos of troopers from the New Jersey State Police posing by a cache of drugs, with one officer waving the Puerto Rican flag, have upset the Puerto Rican community and prompted an investigation, El Diario La Prensa reported last week.