Puerto Rican

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.

Cristopher Quiñones, his wife Charline Márquez, their children – Krysariel, 14 months, and Krisliany, 5 – and his mother Rosa arrived at the home of his father Raúl Quiñones (in the Yankees’ hat). (Photo by Mariela Lombard  via El Diario)

‘María Took Everything Except our Hope’

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican October 27, 2017 at 6:13 pm

More than 300 Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane María have turned to East Harlem’s Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, where the city established an assistance hub, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

HUB street festival circa 1980 (Photo courtesy of Joe Conzo)

‘Born in the Bronx’ – Joe Conzo’s Life, Story and Business

Bronx, Culture, Featured Posts, History, Puerto Rican October 17, 2017 at 4:48 pm

Joe Conzo Jr.’s photos captured an era in the South Bronx. Conzo talked about his work, the borough, and the business of photography in an interview.

Old San Juan. (photo by Maite Junco)

From New York to San Juan, with Our Bags Filled

Environment, Featured Posts, Puerto Rican October 16, 2017 at 4:39 pm

A New Yorker describes her five-day visit to family and friends in Puerto Rico.

Old San Juan. (photo by Maite Junco)

De Nueva York a San Juan, con las maletas llenas

Environment, Puerto Rican October 16, 2017 at 4:36 pm

Una neoyorquina describe su visita de cinco días a amigos y familiares en Puerto Rico.

Hundreds of Puerto Ricans whose families were affected by Hurricane María demonstrate in Foley Square. (Photo via el Diario)

City Introduces Plan to Assist Incoming Puerto Ricans  

Environment, Latino, New York, Puerto Rican October 13, 2017 at 5:04 pm

Public Advocate Letitia James unveiled a new plan to assist people who have been displaced from Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands seeking shelter in New York City, El Diario/La Prensa reports.   

(Photo via LatinoJustice PRLDEF/Instagram)

Local Hispanic Leaders, Media Blast Trump’s ‘Offensive’ Puerto Rico Visit

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:46 pm

Local leaders and Hispanic media outlets considered the president’s comments regarding the assistance given to the island after Hurricane María offensive and derogatory, El Diario/La Prensa and La Tribuna Hispana report.  

Collecting donations in Passaic, NJ. (Photo via La Voz)

Donating – and Ensuring Donations Get Where Needed

Environment, Latino, Metro Area, Mexican, Puerto Rican October 4, 2017 at 5:26 pm

Mariel Fiori, editor of La Voz, writes about the outpouring of donations in the tri-state area – and what to do to make sure that donations are not diverted.