Thursday, 24 April 2014

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El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

El Barrio Mourns Former Neighbor Cheo Feliciano

Residents of East Harlem, where singer Cheo Feliciano lived decades ago, were saddened by the news of the Puerto Rican salsero's sudden death last Thursday, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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New Head to Redirect Embattled El Museo del Barrio

New Head to Redirect Embattled El Museo del Barrio

The new executive director of El Museo del Barrio, Jorge Daniel Veneciano, talks about his plans to invigorate the embattled institution as it approaches its 45th anniversary, in this Q&A with El Diario/La Prensa.

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Marching to Raise Nonunion Wages in Chelsea

Marching to Raise Nonunion Wages in Chelsea

SEIU Local 32BJ, representing doormen and other building employees, marched in support of underpaid nonunion workers in luxury buildings along the High Line, Chelsea Now reports.

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Korean Community Rallies to Find Missing Dental Student

Korean Community Rallies to Find Missing Dental Student

The Korean press in NY has run numerous stories about Jiwon Lee, the Columbia student who went missing last week. Getting the word out and helping with donations, Koreans and Americans alike continue the search for her.

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East Harlem Tragedy Victims Still Waiting For Help

East Harlem Tragedy Victims Still Waiting For Help

A month after the deadly explosion in East Harlem, displaced tenants and affected businesses have received little help from the city, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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New Spanish-Language Publishing House Launched in NY

New Spanish-Language Publishing House Launched in NY

Venezuelans Asdrúbal Hernández and María Angélica García seek to revitalize the U.S. market for books in Spanish with their New York-based publishing house Sudaquia Editores, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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An Israeli Carriage Driver Pleads His Trade’s Case

An Israeli Carriage Driver Pleads His Trade’s Case

The Jewish Week profiles an Israeli carriage driver – called "the rabbi of Central Park" by some – who is "heartbroken" over accusations of mistreatment against the horses.

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Latino Drivers Defend Horse-Drawn Carriages

Latino Drivers Defend Horse-Drawn Carriages

While Mayor de Blasio believes the horses are suffering from abuse, Latino workers say the horses enjoy a good life in Central Park and at the stables, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

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Not Losing Sight of the Past

Not Losing Sight of the Past

Visually impaired seniors take a writing class in Manhattan that will lead up to a live play, courtesy of a citywide initiative that pairs artists with seniors, reports Our Town Downtown.

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The Whirlwind Life of a Borough President

The Whirlwind Life of a Borough President

Manhattan Borough President Gail Brewer's work day extends long into the evenings, when she attends as many events with constituents as possible, reports Our Town Downtown.

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Remembering the Ashes of 1911 and Today

Remembering the Ashes of 1911 and Today

A ceremony commemorating the Triangle fire underscored the workplace hazards and tragedies that endure to this day.

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