Search Results for "Juan Matossian" : 20

Members of the Coalition to Protect Chinatown and Lower East Side say the housing project leaves out minorities. (Photo by Juan Matossian/EDLP)

Lower East Side Development Accused of Ignoring Low-Income Residents

East Asian, Housing, Latino July 20, 2012 at 4:41 pm

Tenants groups argue that a city plan to develop vacant lots by the Williamsburg Bridge in the Lower East Side ignores the area’s low-income residents, reported El Diario/La Prensa.

A group of Latina transsexuals marched through the streets of Queens to protest their treatment by the NYPD. (Photo by Humberto Arellano / EDLP)

To Stop Harrassment of Transgender People, NYPD Changes Guidelines

Crime, Latino, LGBTQ June 13, 2012 at 3:37 pm

The NYPD’s Patrol Guide has been amended to improve treatment to transgender and other gender non-conforming New Yorkers, reported Gay City News. Meanwhile, El Diario/La Prensa covered a march by transgender Latinas condemning police hostility.

Flags wave during the Puerto Rican Day Parade (Photo by RLJ Photography on Flickr, via Long Island Wins)

Puerto Rican Parade Hones its Message, While Another Struggles to Survive

Culture, Latino, Puerto Rican May 23, 2012 at 4:58 pm

New York City’s Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 10 will focus on higher education and getting out the vote in the Boricua community. But while organizers of New York City’s Puerto Rican Day celebrations have honed their messages, organizers of Long Island’s parade have been scrambling just to hold the event.

There are currently 450 7-Elevens in New York, but the company has its sights set on opening more than 40 this year and 350 more in the next seven years.(Photo by Juan Matossian/EDLP)

With 7-Eleven Set to Expand, Bodega Owners Prepare for Slurpee Invasion

Business, Latino May 16, 2012 at 2:52 pm

In New York City, the colorful array of Latino bodegas, Korean groceries and corner stores of every culture display goods that defy corporate standardization. But with 7-Eleven planning to nearly double its stores in the city over the next decade, these small businesses are at risk, along with their owners, El Diario reports.

Logo from FDNY via Amsterdam News

FDNY’s Court-Ordered Efforts to Diversify Begin to Show Results

Labor April 10, 2012 at 5:53 pm

The New York City Fire Department’s new applicant exam has attracted a larger proportion of minorities and women than previous recruitment efforts. The department’s first Associate Commissioner for Compliance offers his take on the situation.