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The First Lady of the Dominican Republic, Cándida Montilla de Medina, with fellow Dominicans at St. Patrick's Cathedral. (Photo via Impacto Latino)

St. Patrick’s Mass Kicks Off Dominican Heritage Month

Dominican, Manhattan, Religion January 16, 2018 at 5:17 pm

A Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in honor of the Virgin of Altagracia kicked off Dominican Heritage Month, while environmentalists protested the presence of the Dominican first lady, Impacto Latino and Dominican Today report.

Rev. Fabian Arias (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Sanctuary Churches: ICE is Ramping Up Harassment

Immigration, Manhattan, Religion January 12, 2018 at 5:35 pm

In the wake of the controversial detention of immigrant rights leader Ravi Ragbir, the city’s sanctuary churches denounced the increased presence of ICE agents in their houses of worship, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

‘I Am King’ on MLK Day

African American, Manhattan, Youth January 12, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Antonio Javar Hairston hosts the third annual “I Am King” seminar in Harlem to educate and inspire 100 young Black men, reports Amsterdam News.

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.

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Washington Heights Landmark Set to Close

Business, Food, Manhattan January 10, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Coogan’s Restaurant, a fixture in Washington Heights for more than three decades, drew politicians and patrons of many ethnicities. Now it’s due to close thanks to rising rent, reports Manhattan Times.

Dominican-born taxi drivers Belkis Polanco (left) and Hilaria Peña. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Female Cab Drivers Set Up Their Own Safety Networks

Bronx, Dominican, Labor, Manhattan, Transportation, Women January 5, 2018 at 2:44 pm

Latina taxi drivers in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx talked to El Diario/La Prensa about how they have organized networks to protect each other by constantly sharing information about dangerous areas.

Elizabeth Street Garden (Screen shot via Google Maps)

LGBTQ Seniors Become Part of Battle Over Little Italy Garden

Housing, LGBTQ, Manhattan, Seniors January 5, 2018 at 12:43 pm

The city wants to turn the Elizabeth Street Garden in Lower Manhattan into an affordable housing site – to the chagrin of locals and open space advocates – with new plans proposing “LGBTQ-friendly” senior housing, writes Gay City News.

(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.

Coss Marte, founder of the ConBody gym, where the training is based on an exercise routine he developed in prison. (Photo by Mariela Lombard for El Diario)

From Jail to Ex-Con Employer

Business, Criminal Justice, Manhattan, New York, Sports December 20, 2017 at 4:27 pm

Coss Marte, of Dominican origin, was sentenced to 7 years and developed an exercise routine to do in jail. Today, he hires ex-convicts at the gym he owns, which he wants to turn into a franchise, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A 360 View of ‘Bibimbap and Two Koreas’

A 360 View of ‘Bibimbap and Two Koreas’

East Asian, Food, Manhattan, Video December 19, 2017 at 3:09 pm

This 360 video captures a discussion on Korean reunification, for which participants cooked a symbolically relevant dish.

A 360 View of ‘Little Senegal’

A 360 View of ‘Little Senegal’

African, Business, Manhattan, Video December 14, 2017 at 2:26 pm

Get a tour of Harlem’s Little Senegal through this 360 video.

Mark Levine (Photo via New York Jewish Life)

The Speaker Race: Interview with Mark Levine

Jewish, Manhattan, New York December 13, 2017 at 5:14 pm

New York Jewish Life interviews Mark Levine, candidate for the City Council speaker position.

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez

‘El Barrio in the ’80s’ on View in the Bronx

Culture, Latino, Manhattan December 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Now on display in the South Bronx, Kodachrome images from acclaimed photographer and Brooklyn native Joseph Rodriguez depict the everyday lives of El Barrio residents in the 1980s, reports Mott Haven Herald.

(Image via Impacto Latino)

Virgin of Guadalupe Festivities Dedicated to Dreamers

Manhattan, Mexican, Religion December 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm

In an interview regarding the Guadalupe celebrations at St. Patrick’s Cathedral next week, Mexican community leader Jaime Lucero advances the creation of a new political party in Mexico that includes immigrants in the U.S., Impacto Latino reports.  

A model ship by Moath al-Alwi

‘Art From Guantanamo Bay’ at John Jay

Culture, Manhattan December 6, 2017 at 3:23 pm

News India Times takes a look at “Ode to the Sea: Art from Guantanamo Bay,” an exhibit at John Jay College of Criminal Justice of artwork made by detainees.