Staten Island

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.

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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.

Janely Guzmán-Ortega hugs her mother, Magnolia Ortega-Vázquez (Photo via El Diario)

Immigrant Families Reunite Thanks to Program

Immigration, Manhattan, Mexican, Social Services, Staten Island September 29, 2015 at 1:44 pm

The Ñani Migrante Transnational Project made it possible for relatives who had not seen each other in years to reunite in Manhattan, El Diario reports.

Little Legacy Garner being held by her mother before she released a carrier pigeon. (Photo by Joaquín Botero via El Diario)

Calls for Social Justice on Anniversary of Eric Garner’s Death

Black, Criminal Justice, Staten Island July 20, 2015 at 4:00 pm

A carrier pigeon was released to inaugurate the events commemorating the first anniversary of Eric Garner’s death, El Diario reports.

Police abuse reports declined 22% between January and June 2015.
(Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Year after Eric Garner’s Death, Signs of Change

Black, New York, Police, Staten Island July 17, 2015 at 2:57 pm

A year after the death of Eric Garner there are signs of improvement in the relationship between the police and the community, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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‘Psychedelic-Purple Curry’ and More at Lakruwana on SI

Food, South Asian, Staten Island May 20, 2015 at 2:17 pm

Home to the largest Sri Lankan community in the United States, Staten Island has “several extraordinary Sri Lankan restaurants.” A Gay City News reporter pays a visit to one of them, Lakruwana.

A street scene on Staten Island October 30 after Hurricane Sandy hit (Photo by Rob Gross, Creative Commons license)

Defending Staten Island Against Future Storms

Environment, Staten Island April 17, 2015 at 6:28 pm

New York Environment Report details progress on various proposals to protect the borough, which was battered during Hurricane Sandy, from future storm damage.

(Photo via LinkedIn)

City Swears in First Indian-American Female Judge

Government, South Asian, Staten Island April 14, 2015 at 2:23 pm

Expanding on an earlier profile of Raja Rajeswari, Desi Talk goes into greater detail on the Chennai-born judge committed to fighting gender inequality and domestic violence.

(Photo via LinkedIn)

Accomplished Dancer to be City’s First Female Indian-American Judge

Government, South Asian, Staten Island April 8, 2015 at 11:43 am

Poised to become the city’s first female judge of South Asian descent, Staten Island assistant district attorney Raja Rajeswari is also an accomplished dancer of Bharatnatyam and Kucchipudi, reports Desi Talk.