Dominican

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.

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.

(Photo via The Haitian Times)

Opinion: ‘We Are All Immigrants of Some Nation’

Caribbean, Dominican, Opinion July 8, 2015 at 4:53 pm

An editorial in The Haitian Times explores the broader implications of the Dominican Republic’s actions against Dominico-Haitians.

Jennings Louis and #1island flag

Haitian Groups Protest in Union Square

Caribbean, Dominican, Featured Posts, Manhattan July 6, 2015 at 4:49 pm

Carrying banners painted with #1Island and signs stating that “Haitian Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter,” demonstrators at Union Square rallied against the Dominican Republic’s moves to strip Dominico-Haitians of their Dominican citizenship.

Dominican consul Eduardo Selman (R.) with the Dominican ambassador to the UN, Frank Cortorreal. (Photo by Gerardo Romo for El Diario)

Dominican-Haitian Crisis Spills into New York Politics

Dominican, Government, Immigration, New York June 25, 2015 at 3:06 pm

Representatives of the Dominican government in New York City demanded an apology from Mayor Bill de Blasio, who called the deportation of Dominicans of Haitian descent racist and immoral, El Diario reports.

Dominican American protesting against controversial DR immigration policy. Photo by Carlotta Mohamed via Haitian Times)

Opposing Deportations from the Dominican Republic

Dominican, New York June 24, 2015 at 3:14 pm

Haitians and Dominicans alike continue to protest the Dominican Republic’s deportation of Dominicans with Haitian ancestry, at rallies and masses in the city.

Dominicans protest deportations in their home country, in front of the Dominican consulate near Times Square. (Image via video)

Dominicans in NYC Protest Country’s Deportation of Haitians

Dominican, Manhattan June 19, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Dominicans rallied in front of the Dominican consulate in a show of solidarity with those of Haitian descent facing deportation in the Dominican Republic, reports The Haitian Times.

Ángel Gil says that his family lives in the countryside and that his neighbors are Haitian. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Haitians and Dominicans: Divided Views in NYC

Caribbean, Dominican, Manhattan June 18, 2015 at 4:57 pm

The Dominican community is divided regarding the impending massive deportation of undocumented Haitian immigrants back home, El Diario reports.

Meet the New Chair of the Dominican Day Parade

Meet the New Chair of the Dominican Day Parade

Culture, Dominican, New York, Video April 6, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Angela Fernández speaks to City & State’s Gerson Borrero about becoming the new head of the Dominican Day Parade.

The Attorney general's office has named a new board of directors for the Dominican Parade. (Photo via El Diario)

Fired President of Dominican Day Parade: ‘I’ll be Back in 2017′

Dominican, New York, Traditions March 25, 2015 at 3:11 pm

The former president of the NYC Dominican Day Parade told El Diario that “the attorney general has handed the parade over to politicians.”

Jennie Santos stands with her mixed-media sculpture. The piece is supposed to be interactive. (Photo by Tequila Minsky via Caribbean Life)

Exhibition Brings Haitian and Dominican Artists Together

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan February 20, 2015 at 3:53 pm

Caribbean Life reports that artists of Haitian and Dominican background are featured in a Washington Heights exhibit, something that might seem “impossible on the island of Hispaniola itself.”

El Nuevo Bohío (Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times)

Feeling at Home at El Nuevo Bohío

Bronx, Dominican, Food, Puerto Rican February 5, 2015 at 5:01 pm

At El Nuevo Bohío restaurant in the Bronx, customers can enjoy Dominican and Puerto Rican meals while surrounded by murals depicting landscapes of the islands and memories from childhood, reports Manhattan Times.

The Dominican Republic Congress is debating whether to legalize abortion. (Photo via El Diario)

Local Dominicans Divided over Abortion Laws Back Home

Dominican, Health, New York December 17, 2014 at 4:42 pm

El Diario interviewed Dominicans about proposed changes in the abortion law in the Dominican Republic, which is being debated by the country’s Congress.

Juan Camilo (Photo via El Diario)

Dominican Puts ‘Cerveza’ on the Upper Manhattan Map

Business, Dominican, Manhattan December 9, 2014 at 4:33 pm

Less than two years ago, Juan Camilo left his Wall Street job to establish Dyckman Beer, El Diario reports.

Dominican Studies Institute Celebrates 20 Years

Dominican Studies Institute Celebrates 20 Years

Dominican, Education, Manhattan December 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

The country’s first university-based research center on Dominicans boasts more than 4,000 books, 8,000 academic articles and 750 doctoral and masters’ dissertations, reports Manhattan Times.