Workers, activists and politicians arrived at the Bay Parkway Day Laborer Community Job Center in Brooklyn (Photo by William Alatriste via El Diario)

City Grants $500,000 to Support Day Laborers

Labor, Latino, New York August 4, 2015 at 3:41 pm

To help fight an increase in wage theft, city funding will be used to finance support centers for workers, El Diario reports.

A 1929 Ford Roadster is Danny Mora’s pride and joy. (Photo by Mariela Lombard
via El Diario)

Brooklyn Puerto Ricans Breathe New Life into Classic Cars

Brooklyn, Puerto Rican, Transportation August 4, 2015 at 3:32 pm

At a Sunset Park auto repair shop, a group of Puerto Rican friends bring old cars to their former glory, El Diario reports.

Churchgoers hold up the letter sent to them by the Roman Curia stating that they would come to a final resolution in September. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Bronx Congregation Stands Up Against Church Closing

Bronx, Latino, Religion August 3, 2015 at 6:02 pm

St. Roch parishioners are fighting to keep the church open until the Vatican makes a decision on their appeal, El Diario reports.

The Loiza Festival in El Barrio

The Loiza Festival in El Barrio

African, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Puerto Rican August 3, 2015 at 3:10 pm

The Loiza Festival was held in El Barrio July 24-26.

Bodega owner Juan Soto opened his 103 Manhattan Grocery Corp. in 1995 in the Upper West Side. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

The Legacy of the Dominican Bodega

Business, Dominican, New York July 31, 2015 at 2:30 pm

El Diario takes a look at a history of tenacity and determination, even through hard times.

Protests over Puerto Rico's economic crisis, held earlier this month on Park Ave.  (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Rican Diaspora Demands Federal Action On Debt Crisis

Government, Puerto Rican July 29, 2015 at 6:11 pm

New York politicians and activists are urging the U.S. government to act in the Puerto Rico debt crisis, El Diario reports.

Cilantro is a mainstay in Mexican kitchens (Photo by Edison Esparza via El Diario de Mexico)

Despite Ban, Mexican Cilantro is Easily Found in Queens

Food, Health, Mexican July 29, 2015 at 5:39 pm

Although the FDA announced a ban on cilantro imported from the state of Puebla, Mexico, some New York Mexican restaurants still use it, Diario de México reports.

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.

Before utilizing it to prepare food, fish must now be frozen. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

NYC Changes the Taste of Ceviche

Food, Government, Latino, New York July 24, 2015 at 1:42 pm

Restaurants prepare for a Department of Health rule requiring that raw fish be frozen for at least 15 hours before it is used, El Diario reports.

A couple of weeks ago, the businesses of an entire block in Washington Heights, mostly Latino owned, had to close because of the high rent. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Embattled By High Rents, Small Businesses Press For Action

Business, Latino, Manhattan, New York July 24, 2015 at 12:34 pm

Washington Heights merchants ask the city to approve the Small Business Jobs Survival Act, El Diario reports.

Félix Valenzuela, born in Guatemala, was attacked by two white men in Williamsburg. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Victim of Beating in Brooklyn: ‘Being Latino is Not a Crime’

Brooklyn, Crime, Latino July 23, 2015 at 5:24 pm

El Diario interviews Félix Valenzuela, who was attacked by two white men in Williamsburg in an assault that is being investigated as a hate crime.

Sebastián Castrodad-Reverón, 27, came from San Juan two months ago. ( Photo by Víctor Matos via El Diario)

Brain Drain: The New Puerto Rican Migration Wave

New York, Puerto Rican July 22, 2015 at 1:45 pm

Experts worry about the flight of human capital from the island due to the economic crisis, El Diario reports.

Mariano Díaz works doing deliveries. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Workers Hope to Get $15 Hourly Wage

Labor, Latino, New York July 21, 2015 at 3:46 pm

Both inside and outside of the fast food industry, employees hope that the Fast Food Wage Board will recommend a raise, El Diario reports.

The laborers worked in at least five different construction projects in Brooklyn and Queens, owned by the same contractor. (Photo via El Diario)

Day Laborers Conquer Their Fears and Recover Stolen Wages

Crime, Labor, Latino, New York July 16, 2015 at 2:58 pm

Eleven Brooklyn workers told El Diario how they were able to recoup over $60,000 in stolen wages despite lacking legal status.

The demonstration was held in front of the Citigroup offices in Manhattan. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Puerto Ricans in New York Ask for Debt Relief

Manhattan, Puerto Rican July 15, 2015 at 4:37 pm

Dozens of Puerto Ricans demonstrated on Monday in front of the Citigroup offices in Manhattan as the island’s authorities met with their creditors, El Diario reports.