Tag: Washington Heights

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Feeding the Street: The Untold Story of Women Vendors in New York 

NYC has about 25-thousand street vendors, nearly half are women.

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Homesick: Dominican Poet Francis Mateo on Washington Heights, Nostalgia, and Identity

“My American Dream is creating … as an actor, as an artist as a poet.”

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Could Voters in a Heavily Hispanic District Elect the First Arab-American to the New York City Council?

Zead Ramadan could make history, but is considered an underdog in the race in upper Manhattan.

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Exploring the Legacy of New York’s First Immigrant

Von Diaz reports for PRI’s The World on the first immigrant to set foot in Manhattan, a Dominican named Juan Rodriguez

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Food in 2 Worlds: Immigrants Celebrate Thanksgiving by Mixing Traditions & Inventing New Ones

In many immigrant households the Thanksgiving meal is a mix of traditions from the old country eaten alongside the food from the new.

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As Rangel-Espaillat Race Drags On, Dominicans Have Doubts

Residents of Washington Heights worry about suppression of the Latino vote in last week’s Democratic Congressional Primary.

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A Wash, A Rinse, and a Lesson in Language at the Laundromat

Artist Hector Canonge is leading an innovative ESL program in northern Manhattan–transforming a laundromat into a classroom for new immigrants.