Staten Island

Grave of blues singer Mamie Smith in Frederick Douglass Memorial Park (Photo by Stephon Johnson via Amsterdam News)

On SI, an African-American Cemetery is Neglected

African American, History, Staten Island May 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm

A cemetery on Staten Island where African-American luminaries are buried is in disrepair, Amsterdam News reports.

Justin Durán, 22, works near the place where Eric Garner died. (Photo by Camille Camille Padilla-Dalmau 
via El Diario

SI Residents Still Wary of Police

Police, Staten Island April 11, 2017 at 3:36 pm

As official figures show that the NYPD’s Neighborhood Coordination Officers program has had a positive effect in crime prevention, immigrants on Staten Island still mistrust cops almost three years after Eric Garner’s death, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Some churches have seen a decline in attendance over fears of Donald Trump's immigration policies. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

ICE Raids Spur Fear, Activism in NYC Churches

Brooklyn, Immigration, Latino, New York, Queens, Religion, Staten Island April 10, 2017 at 6:49 pm

Some Hispanic churches have seen a decrease in parishioners fearful of ICE, while others are thriving because of pro-immigrant activism, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, is an area with an important and growing Latino community including a large percentage of Mexican immigrants. During the last week of February, restaurants in the area had few customers. (Photo via Impacto)

Raids in New York City Neighborhoods Affecting Local Economy

Business, Immigration, Latino, Queens, Staten Island March 7, 2017 at 1:18 pm

Concern over the immigration measures enforced by the Trump administration has become a true nightmare affecting the five boroughs far beyond immigrants without legal status, Impacto Latino and El Diario report.

Imelda Castillo and husband Artemio Sales (Photo via Diario de México)

Undocumented Mother of Army Members Anxiously Awaits Her Green Card

Government, Immigration, Mexican, Staten Island March 1, 2017 at 4:15 pm

Although she has two children in the U.S. Army and is awaiting her green card, a Staten Island Mexican woman is terrified that Trump will deport her, Diario de México USA reports.

First Lady Chirlaine McCray with members of the NYC Teens Connection Youth Leadership Council at the Weeksville Heritage Center in Brooklyn on Feb. 22. (Photo by Stephanie Daniel for Voices of NY)

Working With Peers to Reduce Teen Pregnancy

Bronx, Brooklyn, Featured Posts, Health, Staten Island, Youth March 1, 2017 at 4:03 pm

Teens in NYC neighborhoods with high teen pregnancy rates are working to help educate their peers and reduce the rates.

A detail of Irma Bohórquez photographic exhibit, which highlights how Mexican immigrants recreate their culinary customs and traditions, including preparing tamales and Christmas buñuelos, as well as cleaning nopales for cooking. (Photo via Impacto)

Photo Exhibit Documents Mexican Community on Staten Island

Culture, Mexican, Staten Island December 20, 2016 at 2:14 pm

The Mexican-American photographer and activist documents the Mexican community on Staten Island in a photo exhibit at the Mexican consulate in New York, Impacto New York reports.

Guadalupe Villamil and Anavelia Romero, with coordinator Juan Cuautle at La Colmena in Staten Island. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Latina Nannies to Create Worker Co-op on Staten Island

Labor, Latino, Staten Island, Women, Youth October 4, 2016 at 2:15 pm

A group of immigrant women is creating a workers’ cooperative for nannies on Staten Island, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Lina Montoya’s exhibit in Staten Island. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Love, Art, and Color for NY

Culture, South American, Staten Island July 26, 2016 at 2:48 pm

Colombian artist Lina Montoya, aka Ele Eme, puts in effort, energy, and creativity to highlight the unexplored beauty – both material and human – of Staten Island, reports El Diario/La Prensa.

Members of the new cooperative planning to start a child care business on Staten Island. (Photo by Hector Calderon via Diario de Mexico)

SI Workers’ Cooperative to Open Child Care Center

Business, Immigration, Labor, Staten Island, Youth July 25, 2016 at 4:50 pm

A new child care cooperative is being organized on Staten Island, reports Diario de México.

Marchers gathered July 17 to mark the second anniversary of Eric Garner's death. (Photo by Julius Constantine Motal)

Remembering Eric Garner, Two Years On

African American, Black, Featured Posts, Police, Staten Island July 19, 2016 at 12:47 pm

Relatives of Eric Garner, who died at the hands of an NYPD officer two years ago, were joined by marchers marking his death at a rally on Staten Island on July 17.

(Photo by Marco Meza via Diario de México)

Organization Fights for Staten Island Workers

Labor, Mexican, Social Services, Staten Island, Youth May 27, 2016 at 1:48 pm

La Colmena, a 250-member organization, seeks to help immigrant workers on Staten Island, Diario de México reports.

Carnaval Mixteco

Mixtec Carnival on Staten Island Rekindles Mexican Traditions

Culture, Mexican, Staten Island May 23, 2016 at 5:02 pm

The Staten Island Mixtec Carnival featured traditional dances and music performed by groups of immigrant workers from Mexico, Diario de México reports.

On Staten Island, a Decade of Empowering Youth

On Staten Island, a Decade of Empowering Youth

Black, Caribbean, Featured Posts, Latino, Staten Island, Video, Youth March 8, 2016 at 1:57 pm

The 10th Annual Youth Empowerment Summit on Staten Island advises and honors youth in the borough.

The first marker in the U.S. in honor of Irish Hunger victims was laid on Richmond Terrace at the Staten Island Cemetery this summer. (Photo by Lynn Rogers via Irish Central)

Grave Markers on SI Remember Victims of Irish Famine

History, Immigration, Staten Island, Western European October 19, 2015 at 2:18 pm

On Staten Island, markers placed at unmarked graves honoring Irish famine victims represent the first of their kind in the U.S. and are part of an effort by the Ireland-based Committee for Commemoration of Irish Famine Victims to unite victims worldwide, reports Irish Central.