Brooklyn Book Bodega breathes new life into children’s books

In Brooklyn, the city government is promoting organizations that are dedicated to finding owners of used objects. Volunteers ordered thousands of books in Brooklyn Book Bodega, a non-profit organization aims to place a book in the hands of every child in the city. This was part of the first day of the event called New […]

They organize a collection for displaced people after fire in Sunset Park

Councilman Carlos Menchaca’s office has organized collection banks for donations of clothing and personal hygiene products for families displaced by the November 3 fire at 43rd Street and Fifth Avenue in Sunset Park. The incident affected 34 residents, including elderly adults and at least 12 children, mostly of Mexican origin or like Heidi, who came […]

Library reopening in Glendale, Queens

Glendale residents in Queens already have a new library… this morning the building that spent three years in repairs and remodeling reopened. Something that the neighbors looked forward to. “Three years from now it has been worth the wait and that’s good. I already have my card and then I make a call to everyone […]

Day of the Dead celebration at Green Wood Cemetery

Today there was a Day of the Dead celebration at Green Wood Cemetery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. The objective of the event was so that the Mexican community of the area could carry out its traditional celebration of the Day of the Dead but also so that other residents learn from it. As reported by […]

Halloween March Against East River Park Redesign

Activists and residents of the Lower East Side held a Halloween march to protest the city’s plan to redesign East River Park. The remodel is part of the East Coast Resilience Project (ESCR) that was approved by the Council in 2019. RELATED STORIES: The plan seeks to rebuild open spaces along the East Side of […]

‘CUNY in the Heights’, studios in upper Manhattan

It is a reality in upper Manhattan! Manhattan Community College inaugurated the expansion of its Inwood branch, “CUNY in the Heights”. With this comes more programs and races for the Inwood, Washington Heights and other nearby neighborhoods. “We can help the students who are here, to say ‘yes we can’, they can come back, they […]

Pantry, art center: Collective Focus

This place is more than a community refrigerator and pantry, it is a community arts center in Bushwick where neighbors can express their creativity: it is called ‘Collective Focus’. “We are many creative people too, who have a talent or a creative expression, art, painting or acting or music,” explained Briana Calderón, from Collectiv Focus. […]

Colombian silleteros travel the streets of the Big Apple

“We have a very important motto that says: Whoever lives it is who enjoys it.” Just as these women are part of the Barranquilla Carnival in New York City, several cultural and artistic delegations marched in honor of Colombia in the event called Flower Parade, which again took place on the streets of Jackson Heights. […]

tortillas made with ‘criollo’ corn from Mexico

This tortilla has a unique flavor and production in New York. And the reason is its essence, the dough is made from different grains of “criollo” corn from various parts of Mexico. “As that flavor that you miss from home he could not find here and it was that nostalgia that made him begin to […]

They stock community refrigerators in Brooklyn

More vegetables and fruits arrive at the community refrigerator at Bedford-Stuyvesant in Brooklyn. And it is that in various neighborhoods of Brooklyn and around the city the need for food is still great. At least 1.5 million people are estimated to have been food insecure, according to the food bank, City Harvest. “This is very […]