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.
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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.
Chef Xarles Thomson tells El Diario/La Prensa how to prepare one of the classic dishes of Chifa (Peruvian-Chinese) cuisine.
A Brooklyn-based photographer who travelled to Guatemala many times profiles Maya healers and bonesetters in a soon-to-be-published photography book.
Three national parades – of the Dominican, Peruvian and Colombian communities – took place last weekend in the tri-state area, El Diario reports.
Along a nearly mile-long stretch on 37th Avenue, politicians, dancers, and singers showed off Peru’s culture, Queens Latino reports.
The effects of the shutdown depends on its duration but some locals are already feeling the effects.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.