Many families will be affected by the closure of the day cares in Williamsburg. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Two Beloved Williamsburg Day Cares at Risk of Closing

Brooklyn, Education, Latino, Youth May 26, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Some 200 children in northeastern Williamsburg may lose their day care centers after the city decided not to renew the leases for Nuestros Niños and Small World, El Diario reports.

The team at the Loisaida Center includes (from left to right): Libertad Guerra, Chief Curator and Artistic Director; Alejandro Epifanio Juan, Technical and Media Manager; Lymaris Alboris, Acacia’s Director of Project Management, Communications and External Affairs; and Carlos “Tato” Torres, Deputy of Community Affairs. (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Loisaida: Celebrating Latino Pride on the LES

Culture, Latino, Manhattan May 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

Ahead of the Lower East Side celebration of Latino culture, the Loisaida Festival, Manhattan Times looks at the its sponsor, Loisaida Inc., and its efforts to keep the history and culture of the Latino community intact in the neighborhood.

Go to Diario de México for more photos of the exhibition by Héctor Calderón.

Frida Kahlo’s ‘Casa Azul’ Now in NY

Bronx, Culture, Mexican, Women May 20, 2015 at 1:04 pm

The New York Botanical Garden recreates Frida Kahlo’s studio and garden in an exhibition that focuses on the renowned Mexican artist’s nature pieces, reports Diario de México.

This raitero offers cheap trips around the tri-state area. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Raiteros: Uber for Day Laborers

Latino, New York, Transportation May 18, 2015 at 3:29 pm

El Diario reports on the clandestine New York cabs that transport day laborers home from their night shifts, or even out of state and as far as Mexico.

DOT's David Breen, right, shows residents the Department of Transportation’s plans, created after months of considering community input, of a portion of the Diversity Plaza redesign. (Photo by Cristina Schreil via Queens Chronicle)

A Redesign for Diversity Plaza

Asian, Immigration, Latino, Queens May 14, 2015 at 5:52 pm

The DOT is planning a redesign of Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights, Queens, and recently revealed plans formulated with input from the community, Queens Chronicle reports.

María tells her story as part of a Rural & Migrant Ministry project. (Photo via La Voz)

‘If I Had Papers, I Would Like to Work in a Daycare’

Labor, Mexican, New York May 14, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Mexican-born María works on a farm in the Finger Lakes region but she would rather be around children than apple trees. Her interview, which is part of a project that collects the stories of farmworkers, is published in La Voz.

Mexican native Laura Cadena helps support her home with her taco trade. Mexican flavors prevail on Roosevelt Avenue with tacos like those prepared on the La Sabrosita truck on 79th Street. (Photo by Virginia Alvarado via Queens Latino)

Taco Mom from Nezahualcóyotl to New York

Food, Labor, Mexican, Queens, Women May 8, 2015 at 5:16 pm

Taco maker Laura Cadena, originally from Mexico, tells Queens Latino that more women are joining the work force and no longer have to depend on the support of family members.

Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Manhattan, Mexican, Traditions May 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Mexicans gathered to mark the Batalla de Puebla in East Harlem on May 3, Diario de México reports.

A "little free library," like this one in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn, is in the works for books in the Spanish language. (Photo by Sean Connors, Creative Commons license)

Inviting Fellow Mexicans to Read in Spanish

Mexican April 28, 2015 at 11:50 am

Mexicans will place libraries throughout different neighborhoods with a Latino majority where people can take or share books, reports Diario de México. The idea is for people to take a book and read it while they go to work, so they can return it afterwards.

Caravana 43 Aims to Put Pressure on Mexican Government

Caravana 43 Aims to Put Pressure on Mexican Government

Featured Posts, Manhattan, Mexican, Voices' Picks April 27, 2015 at 6:44 pm

Members of Caravana 43, the group that traveled to 43 cities to tell the story of the 43 disappeared students in Mexico, converged in New York.

María de Jesús Tlatenpa-Bello, mother of one of the disappeared students. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Parents of Ayotzinapa Students Arrive in New York

Manhattan, Mexican April 22, 2015 at 3:20 pm

As the parents of the 43 Ayotzinapa students who disappeared in Mexico present a petition to the U.N., local activists complain of lack of community involvement, El Diario reports.

(Photo via Chalkbeat)

Who Gets the Best Teachers?

Black, Education, Latino, New York April 21, 2015 at 4:59 pm

State evaluations indicate that the teachers rated “highly effective” are less likely to teach Black and Hispanic students in NYC, Chalkbeat reports.

The proposal for a municipal ID states that every agency must accept the card as valid identification. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Plan for Newark Municipal ID Moves Forward

Immigration, Latino, Metro Area April 20, 2015 at 5:02 pm

The mayor of Newark has proposed a bill that could make the city the first in New Jersey to issue a municipal ID, El Diario reports.

Co-ops operate by membership. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Food Co-ops Invite Latinos to Join

Brooklyn, Food, Latino April 17, 2015 at 10:41 am

Food co-ops in Brooklyn seek to attract Latino customers by hiring Spanish-speaking workers and offering discounts to members of community organizations, El Diario reports.

Carmen 'Julie' Mercado spoke to reporters on April 9. (Photo by Adrian Fussell via The Riverdale Press)

Latina Takes the Helm at Fort Independence Houses

Bronx, Education, Housing, Latino April 16, 2015 at 5:53 pm

The election of Carmen “Julie” Mercado as president of the Fort Independence Houses Tenants’ Association makes her the first leader of Hispanic background at the Bronx housing development, reports The Riverdale Press.