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Wilfredo Ruiz plays his Tremolo Sextet harmonica. (Photo by Flonia Telegrafi / Hunt's Point Express)

Profile: Lifelong Musician Finds Fans in Nursing Home

Culture, Latino March 6, 2012 at 1:47 pm

Blind and wheelchair-bound, Wilfredo Ruiz maintains his vitality through music, The Hunt’s Point Express reported in a profile of the 69-year-old Bronx nursing home resident.

The sign can be seen at 4706 Fifth Ave., 5116 Fifth Ave. and 6301 Fifth Ave. (Image courtesy of the Sunset Park BID via Brooklyn Daily Eagle)

Sunset Park BID Promotes Selfies and Self-Confidence

Brooklyn, Business January 9, 2017 at 12:42 pm

Signs found on Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park tell shoppers “you are beautiful” in four languages as part of a campaign to promote self-worth, reports Brooklyn Daily Eagle.

Xarles Thompson, chef at Pío Pío, in Manhattan Hell's Kitchen. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Stir-Fry Expert Unveils Chifa Cuisine Secrets

East Asian, Food, New York, South American August 3, 2016 at 11:49 am

Chef Xarles Thomson tells El Diario/La Prensa how to prepare one of the classic dishes of Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) cuisine.

Lake Atitlán with the volcanoes San Pedro and Toliman, from "Maya Healers: A Thousand Dreams" (Photo by Fran Antmann)

A Lens on the Healers of Guatemala

A Brooklyn-based photographer who travelled to Guatemala many times profiles Maya healers and bonesetters in a soon-to-be-published photography book.

At the Colombian Day Parade in Queens (Photo by Andrea González-Ramírez via El Diario)

A Weekend of Parades

Bronx, Culture, Dominican, Queens, South American July 27, 2015 at 7:39 pm

Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.

Members of the folklórico group Fanad del Peru with parade madrina, Antonia Delgado in middle (in gold dress). (Photo by Percy Luján via Queens Latino)

A Peruvian First: A Parade in Queens

Culture, Queens, South American June 24, 2014 at 12:42 pm

Along a nearly mile-long stretch on 37th Avenue, politicians, dancers, and singers showed off Peru’s culture, Queens Latino reports.

Photo Jeanette Hanneman via the National Parks Conservation Association, Creative Commons license

Immigrants, Minorities, Poor Feel Sting of Shutdown

The effects of the shutdown depends on its duration but some locals are already feeling the effects.

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Teetering Support for an NYPD Inspector General

Considering the widespread criticism of the city’s stop-and-frisk policy, as well as the unchecked surveillance of Muslim residents, some have called for an inspector general to oversee the NYPD. In this article, originally published in the Amsterdam News on April 11, city officials and mayoral candidates explain their reasons to support or oppose the idea.

Seven Hasidic stores on Lee Avenue in Williamsburg have been charged with discrimination for signs requesting customers dress in modest clothing. (Photo by Paul McGeiver, Flickr Creative Commons License)

Hasidic Stores Charged with Discrimination

Brooklyn, Government, Religion April 19, 2013 at 3:43 pm

The New York City Commission on Human Rights filed charges against several Satmar hasidic stores owners in Brooklyn for going too far in their requests for customers to wear modest clothing, reports The Jewish Week.

Mohammad Sharif cleaned off his cab — parked in a No Parking zone in front of the Madina mosque on First Ave. — as he waited for his food from the halal truck. (Photo by Paul Bufano via The Villager)

Halal Truck and Mosque Hurt Business, East Village Merchants Say

Business, Food, In the News, Manhattan, Religion, Transportation April 4, 2013 at 4:43 pm

Police in the East Village are dealing with complaints from some merchants that traffic to a mosque and a nearby halal food truck blocks access to their businesses, affecting sales, says a report in The Villager.

(Photo via Flickr, Creative Commons License)

Gay Advocates Worry About Being Left Out of Reform

In the News, LGBTQ, Politics March 1, 2013 at 5:05 pm

As the debate over immigration reform continues, gay advocacy groups worry that the LGBT community will be left out of the final law, Gay City News reported.

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Communities Have a Ball for Obama’s Inauguration

Caribbean, In the News, Latino, Politics, South Asian January 24, 2013 at 6:21 pm

Local media outlets offer their perspective on Barack Obama’s second inauguration: From the large presence of Latino personalities, to the first “Indiaspora Inaugural Ball,” to the Haitians who helped re-elect Obama.

The cast of MTV's new docu-drama 'Washington Heights' (Photo via The Manhattan Times).

Opinion: MTV’s ‘Washington Heights’ Delivers for Uptown

Culture, Dominican, Latino, Manhattan, Media January 11, 2013 at 3:14 pm

What does “Washington Heights” mean for Washington Heights? In the Manhattan Times, John Paul Infante, a writer and educator from the uptown neighborhood, weighs in on the first episode of the new MTV reality show, which premiered on Wednesday.

a new set of proposed City Council District maps would seek to consolidate the political power of northern Manhattan. (Image via Manhattan Times)

Voices in Focus: A Plan to Merge Political Power in Upper Manhattan

Business, Culture September 13, 2012 at 5:30 pm

From Northern Manhattan updates on redistricting maps and the Word Up bookstore and in Bed-Stuy, a resurgence of the Jewish population, which started leaving in droves in the late 1950s.

Pirate Radio Transforming — Going Online

Pirate Radio Transforming — Going Online

Brooklyn, Media August 9, 2012 at 4:48 pm

Pirate radio has filled pockets of airwaves in New York for a long time. Over the years, these unlicensed, illegal radio stations have maintained their presence as a movement. But the times they are a-changin’ and the pirate radio movement is going online, reports The Brooklyn Ink.