Post Tagged with: "Corona"

Catalina Cruz (Photo via El Diario)

Dreamer Catalina Cruz Seeks NY Assembly Seat

Elections 2018, Immigration, Latino, Politics, Queens January 31, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Queens Latina Dreamer and pro-immigrant activist Catalina Cruz seeks to represent Assembly District 39, comprising the neighborhoods of Elmhurst, Corona and Jackson Heights, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Storytelling in Queens

Storytelling in Queens

Culture, Immigration, Queens January 19, 2018 at 4:29 pm

A Queens storytelling event touching on gentrification, immigration and other topics will be held Jan. 27, reports Jackson Heights Post.

Children from Our Lady of Sorrows Academy Summer Program sing Louis Armstrong’s beloved “What a Wonderful World” at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new education center dedicated to the jazz legend. (Photo by Michael Gannon via Queens Chronicle)

Jazzed About the New Louis Armstrong Center

Culture, Queens July 26, 2017 at 4:06 pm

Jazz aficionados and public officials attended the groundbreaking ceremony for the Louis Armstrong House Museum Education Center, slated to open in 2019 across from the house in Corona where the musician and his wife lived, report Queens publications.

The Sureños identify themselves with the color blue. (Photo by Zaira Cortés via El Diario)

Mexican Gangs Increase Their Presence in Corona

Crime, Mexican, Queens February 21, 2017 at 5:09 pm

The predominance of graffiti tags of Mexican gang Sur 13 in the streets of Corona, Queens, points to an increase in gang violence and criminal activity, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Meet Mujeres en Movimiento, Latina Activists in Queens

Featured Posts, Latino, Queens, Video March 29, 2016 at 3:14 pm

The group Mujeres en Movimiento exercises together, has argued in favor of a new bike lane in Queens, and has been tapped by City Council member Julissa Ferreras to be on the advisory board of the Flushing Meadows Corona Park Alliance.

Corona residents complain about the problem of dirt and trash in their neighborhood. (Photo by Edwin Martínez via El Diario)

NYC Fight Against Trash Still Insufficient

Queens December 16, 2016 at 10:25 am

Despite the efforts of City Hall and the City Council, residents of Hispanic neighborhoods complain of increasing amounts of garbage on the streets, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Mónica Patricia Avilés, founder of the Ecuadorian indigenous dance group Ñukanchi Llakta Wawakuna (Children of Our Land), with her daughter. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Rescuing Quechua Roots in Corona One Dance at a Time

Culture, Queens, South American December 15, 2016 at 3:56 pm

Through her folkloric dance group Ñukanchik Llakta Wawakuna, an immigrant Ecuadorean woman in Corona promotes the use of Quechua language and fights discrimination, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

‘Our Lady of El Cisne’ Visits from Ecuador

Featured Posts, Queens, Religion, South American, Voices' Picks September 29, 2016 at 5:33 pm

Our Lady of El Cisne (The Swan) is traveling across different parishes in New York, on a visit from Ecuador.

Carmen Fariña, Chancellor of the New York City Department of Education. (Photo by Mauricio Hernández via Queens Latino)

Gabriela Mistral Campus Opens in Corona

Culture, Education, Queens, South American September 29, 2016 at 11:03 am

The Gabriela Mistral Campus in Corona, Queens, is named for the Chilean poet who lived the last years of her life in New York and is the only Latin American women to win a Nobel Prize in literature, reports Queens Latino.

Mino (a.k.a. Nouns) with the valiha. (Photo courtesy Mino Razafimpamonjy, via Brooklyn Rail).

From Madagascar to Corona: Making Music in a Basement

African, Asian, Culture, Immigration, Queens September 20, 2016 at 1:22 pm

The Brooklyn Rail shines a light on Malagasy musicians in New York, telling the story of a little-known community of immigrants from Madagascar.

U.S. Navy Engineman 3rd Class Olga Valdovinos dances the"Folklorico,"a traditional Hispanic courtship dance for fellow Sailors on the mess deck of the Amphibious Command Ship USS BLUE RIDGE (LCC 19) on Oct. 12, 2006, during a Hispanic Heritage celebration. (Photo from research.archives.gov)

‘Hispanic Heritage Month: The Misuse of Culture’

Latino, Opinion September 16, 2016 at 12:43 pm

Writing in Queens Latino, columnist Arturo I. Sanchez discusses the “celebratory ignorance” surrounding Hispanic Heritage Month.

Making tortillas using nixtamal. (Photo via El Diario video)

Nixtamal Brings Traditional Tortillas to Corona

Food, Mexican, Queens June 5, 2015 at 6:05 pm

Corona’s Tortillería Nixtamal brings a thousand-year-old tradition to the growing Mexican community in Queens, El Diario reports.

Hope Cannaday (r.) leads a rally to save the oldest day care center in Corona from closing due to a rent hike. (Photo courtesy of Hope Cannaday via Times Ledger)

Rent Costs Force Corona Center Closing

Queens, Social Services, Youth May 11, 2015 at 5:37 pm

A Corona day care and pre-K center that serves low-income families is slated to close in July because rent costs are doubling, Times Ledger reports.

Small Biz Fear New Jackson Heights BID will Hurt Diversity

Small Biz Fear New Jackson Heights BID will Hurt Diversity

Business, Queens September 13, 2013 at 5:22 pm

The proposal to extend a business improvement district (BID) into Jackson Heights and Corona in Queens has local business owners concerned about losing the area’s diversity, reports The Queens Courier.

The prostitution ring busted recently worked in Corona and Jackson Heights, Queens, and also in Long Island. (Photo by Bryce Edwards via Flickr Creative Commons License)

Women Choose ‘That Life,’ say Men Who Hire Prostitutes

Crime, In the News, Latino May 9, 2013 at 6:22 pm

The recent arrest of 13 people linked to a prostitution ring in New York doesn’t seem to be holding back the demand for sexual services in the city’s Latino neighborhoods, or changing long-held views that women do it for “their desire for easy money,” reports El Diario-La Prensa.