Puerto Rican

Enjoying a Saturday night at Toñita’s. (Photo by Kristen Clark)

Bar Holds Latino Williamsburg Intact

Brooklyn, Culture, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican January 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm

Toñita’s, one of the last remaining Puerto Rican bars in Williamsburg, keeps the Latino community alive as gentrification alters the Brooklyn neighborhood, reports Brooklyn Based.

Melissa Mark-Viverito after being elected City Council speaker (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa.

Latinos Hail Mark-Viverito’s ‘Historic’ Election

Latino leaders rejoiced when Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito became City Council speaker, the first Hispanic politician to occupy the most important seat in New York City after the mayor, El Diario-La Prensa reports.

File photo of Congressman Peter King speaking to reporters after a Congressional hearing about radicalization of American Muslims in Washington DC. (Photo Talk Radio News Service, Creative Commons License)

Long Island Republican Softening Position on Immigration

Once a vocal opponent of a path to citizenship for immigrants, Congressman Peter King has eased his position on immigration reform, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

The owners of the Port Morris distillery, William Valentín (left) and Rafael Barbosa (right), met as children in the Douglass Houses housing development in Manhattan. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Bronx Distillery Serves Traditional Boricua Rum

Bronx, Culture, Food, In the News, Puerto Rican December 10, 2013 at 4:45 pm

Two childhood friends use an uncle’s secret recipe to make a popular Puerto Rican rum, pitorro, at the Port Morris Distillery, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Lucky Torres (photo via trailer video)

‘Lucky’ Documents Life of Homeless Mom

Housing, In the News, LGBTQ, Puerto Rican, Video December 3, 2013 at 4:02 pm

Colorlines interviews filmmaker Laura Checkoway, whose new documentary “Lucky” offers a compelling look at the life of a Puerto Rican lesbian mom living in the Bronx.

Puerto Ricans Responded to JFK’s Death with Grief, Even Suicide

Puerto Ricans Responded to JFK’s Death with Grief, Even Suicide

Latino, Media, New York, Puerto Rican November 21, 2013 at 3:34 pm

John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s death touched very deeply the New York Hispanic community, and even prompted two men to commit suicide in Puerto Rico, as a review of El Diario-La Prensa’s coverage 50 years ago reveals.

Committed, Passionate Journalist Remembered

Committed, Passionate Journalist Remembered

Featured Posts, In the News, Media, Puerto Rican, Voices' Picks October 28, 2013 at 4:52 pm

Elaine Rivera was a veteran bilingual journalist who worked for a range of media outlets.

(Photo by Melanie Bencosme/Voices of NY)

El Diario’s Editor Seeks Journalism with ‘Social Impact’

A policeman’s daughter, Erica Gonzalez steers El Diario in its 100th year with hard news and collaborations.

Residents in the Metro Area have been receiving phone calls – many from Puerto Rico – demanding money. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario-La Prensa)

Ransom Calls from PR Alarm Locals

Crime, Metro Area, Puerto Rican October 7, 2013 at 4:18 pm

People in New York and New Jersey have been receiving threatening phone calls – mostly from Puerto Rico – demanding money in exchange for saving the life of a loved one, reports El Diario-La Prensa.

Masks from carnival celebrations in Puerto Rico were on display at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, as part of a series on Caribbean culture. (Photo via Hunts Point Express)

Unmasking Puerto Rico’s Carnivals

Bronx, Caribbean, Culture, History, Puerto Rican July 25, 2013 at 5:15 pm

As part of a series on Caribbean Carnival in the Bronx, Puerto Rican masks were on display as panelists discussed the significance the masks have on carnival celebrations on the island, reports Hunts Point Express.

Aileen Torres and her husband Edwing Toro, were born in New York to Puerto Rican parents but now they're seeking a better quality of life and new horizons in the Sunshine State of Florida. When it comes to Puerto Ricans, they're not alone. (Photo by Jose Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Boricuas Seek Better Life, ‘Sunshine’ Outside of NYC

Demographics, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican June 7, 2013 at 4:37 pm

El Diario-La Prensa speaks to Puerto Rican New Yorkers who are seeking a better quality of life in other states. Over 90,000 have left the city over the past decade for calmer, less expensive destinations like Florida.

Fidel Feliciano dances with his caregiver Vernetta Darby of Throgs Neck Extended Care Facility. (Photo by José Acosta via El Diario-La Prensa)

Dancing ‘Like a Spinning Top’ at 105

Bronx, Demographics, In the News, Puerto Rican May 14, 2013 at 4:53 pm

El Diario-La Prensa is celebrating it’s 100th anniversary but at the annual Centenarian Celebration in the Bronx, the publication found someone older, Fidel Feliciano. The paper had a Q-and-A with the 105-year-old Puerto Rican.

One of the protest signs from the movement against the U.S. Navy's presence on Vieques. (Photo by wolftone via Flickr)

From Vieques and Beyond, NY Boricuas Fight for Home from Afar

El Diario-La Prensa looks at the fight to push the U.S. Navy out of Vieques – which succeeded a decade ago this week – and involved many New Yorkers, including Melissa Mark-Viverito, Adolfo Carrión and Rosie Pérez.

La directora Leticia Rodríguez busca cómo atraer benefactores para salvar La Casa de la Herencia Puertorriqueña, organización fundada en 1980.
Foto: EDLP Carolina Ledezma

Boricua Institution Fears Becoming a ‘Dinosaur’

Culture, In the News, Latino, Puerto Rican, Traditions March 13, 2013 at 7:55 pm

La Casa de la Herencia Puertorriqueña has been promoting Puerto Rican culture for over three decades but with rent increasing and times changing, can the center survive? El Diario-La Prensa reports.

Boerum Hill (Photo from Brooklyn Ink video)

Few Boricuas Left in Pricey Brooklyn Neighborhood

Brooklyn, Demographics, Housing, Puerto Rican, Video March 5, 2013 at 4:37 pm

Skyrocketing housing prices mean new faces and demographic shifts in the once heavily Puerto Rican neighborhood of Boerum Hill. The Brooklyn Ink speaks to some of the few Boricuas who have stayed behind.