Independent candidate Néstor Montilla is running for Congress. (Photo via El Diario)

Dominicans Seek More Representation in NJ

Dominican, Metro Area, Politics October 30, 2014 at 2:56 pm

Two Dominican candidates hope to gain more visibility for their community in New Jersey, El Diario reports.

The team behind "Mari en Maraña" – writers Lourdes Carrasco and Ian Jackson of Washington Heights. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

A Dominican-Haitian Love Story Made in the Heights

Caribbean, Culture, Dominican, Manhattan October 17, 2014 at 5:43 pm

“Mari en Maraña,” a “Romeo and Juliet”-inspired film on a Dominican woman who falls in love with a Haitian man, is in the works, reports Manhattan Times. The Washington Heights filmmakers say the theme is particularly relevant now.

(Photo via The Uptowner)

Childhood Obesity Reaches Soaring ‘Heights’

Dominican, Health, Manhattan, Youth October 8, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Nearly 50 percent of children in Washington Heights are overweight. An Uptowner article explores why that is and what residents are doing to make their neighborhood healthier.

City Council chair joined the Brides' March. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

Women March in NYC Against Domestic Violence

Dominican, Manhattan, Women September 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Over 300 women marched, dressed in wedding gowns, in the 14th Annual Brides’ March against domestic violence last week, El Diario reports.

Panelists Marie-Claude Jean-Baptiste and Samuel Martinez at the Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York meeting. (Photo by Vania Andre via Haitian Times)

Dominican Citizenship Law: One Year Later

Caribbean, Dominican, In the News September 26, 2014 at 4:52 pm

The Haitian American Lawyers Association of New York met recently to review the effect of the Dominican ruling one year ago stripping Dominicans of Haitian descent of citizenship, Haitian Times reports.

Ana Rojas-Ybe said that her daughter Jessica hid from her the nightmare she lived at home. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

The Brides’ March: A Call To End Domestic Violence

Dominican, Manhattan, Women September 26, 2014 at 2:27 pm

A woman reflects on how an abusive husband destroyed her family as Latinas participate in the ‘Brides’ March’ against domestic violence, El Diario reports.

The 1991 city elections changed politics in Washington Heights. (Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

In Washington Heights, a 23-Year-Old Rivalry Rages On

Dominican, Manhattan, Politics August 22, 2014 at 3:35 pm

As Guillermo Linares and Adriano Espaillat prepare for another election in September, El Diario looks back at the rivalry of Dominican powerhouses, which started in 1991.

Dominicans, and other Latinos, celebrated the parade on Sixth Avenue. (Photo by Victor Matos via El Diario)

Dominican Day Parade Takes Over Sixth Avenue

Culture, Dominican August 11, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Dominicans in New York can be as joyful and enthusiastic as they are on the Caribbean island. This was evident once again this past Sunday at the Dominican Day Parade, El Diario reports.

Luis Batista at the ceremony in his honor at the Essex Street Market. Councilmember Margaret Chin is second from right, and Borough President Gale Brewer is fourth from right. (Photo by Zach Williams via the East Villager)

Building the American Dream Via a Grocery

Business, Dominican, Immigration, In the News, Manhattan July 8, 2014 at 3:05 pm

Dominican-born Luis Batista was honored recently for his contributions at the Essex Street Market on the Lower East Side, the East Villager reports.

(Photo via The Riverdale Press)

Vote at Bronx’s CB8 Stirs Controversy

Bronx, Dominican, Politics June 20, 2014 at 3:46 pm

Dominican-born Maria Khury lost her bid for the chairmanship of Community Board 8, in a vote some supporters deem racist, reports The Riverdale Press.

Featured in the new exhibit “Tyranny” are artists (from left to right) Alex Guerrero, Diogenes Abreu, Moses Ros-Suárez. (Photo by Sherry Mazzocchi via Manhattan Times)

Art as Therapy: Assessing the Tyrant Trujillo

Culture, Dominican, In the News, Manhattan June 19, 2014 at 2:23 pm

Dominican artists still haunted by the terror inflicted decades ago by Trujillo explore their feelings in works on display in Washington Heights, Manhattan Times reports.

The June 24 primary to elect the Democrat candidate for the 13th Congressional District is heating up. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario).

Can Espaillat Beat Rangel the Second Time Around?

Bronx, Dominican, Manhattan, Politics, Revson Covering NYC June 17, 2014 at 7:53 pm

Two years ago, longtime Congressman Charles Rangel survived Adriano Espaillat’s primary challenge. This time, things could be different, reports El Diario/La Prensa in a political analysis.

State Sen. Gustavo Rivera at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade (Photo by Marisol Diaz via The Riverdale Press)

Rival Politicians March in Bronx Parade

Dominican, Latino, Politics, Puerto Rican June 5, 2014 at 2:13 pm

Councilman Fernando Cabrera, who is challenging state Sen. Gustavo Rivera, both worked the crowds at the Bronx Puerto Rican Day Parade, The Riverdale Press reports.

(Photo by Robin Elisabeth Kilmer via Manhattan Times)

Getting Out the Dominican Vote

A group working to register eligible Dominican voters may help determine the outcome of the June 24 primary for a key Congressional seat, Manhattan Times reports.

Rubén Díaz Jr. says his office has not received any complaints about Dominican representation (Photo via El Diario/La Prensa)

Dominicans Complain About Representation in the Bronx

Dominican, Government, In the News, Politics May 1, 2014 at 1:30 pm

El Diario/La Prensa reports that Dominicans are complaining that they do not have high level representation in the Bronx, while both the Manhattan and Brooklyn borough presidents have named Dominicans as their second in command.