Felix Matos, first Latin Chancellor of CUNY University

Felix Matos feels very close to the link between CUNY, the city’s public university, and Latin American art and culture. And it is that Matos is the first Latin Chancellor in CUNY’s 172-year history. “Certainly for me it is a great pride to be the first Latino Chancellor in the CUNY system, but it seems […]

authentic Lower East Side Mexican flavor

Eating tamales will always be easier than preparing them and, nowadays, who has the time to boil corn with lime for its nixtamalization. That is why the experts of Factory Tamal, a small factory on the Lower East Side, take care of this complicated task. Fernando López, is the owner of Factory Tamal, explains how […]

The film Parallel Mothers closes the New York Film Festival

The 59th edition of the New York Film Festival came to an end and the film selected for its closing was that of the Spanish filmmaker Pedro Almodovar. The movie Parallel mothers It was screened for the first time before the American public and for this purpose, Almodóvar and two of the actresses who head […]

the Venezuelan Bean House in Bushwick

Another place to savor the Venezuelan seasoning joins the offer of restaurants in this South American country in Bushwick. A sample of the increase of Venezuelans in Brooklyn. Cris Vázquez is co-owner of Caraotas Restaurant: “Today we find Venezuelans all over the world. And believe it or not, I was also a little scared; but […]

Upper Manhattan Dominicans fire Johnny Ventura

The Dominicans of Upper Manhattan paid tribute to Johnny Ventura, one of the greatest exponents of merengue, who died at the age of 81 after a long artistic career. José Alberto ‘El Canario’ shared the stage several times with the ‘Caballo mayor’: “Everyone is mourning the loss of our horse Johnny Ventura. I know that […]

New York emerging artists converge on the Shed

Nestled in the Hudson Yards area, The Shed this summer reclaims its position as an important cultural space in Manhattan. One of his proposals for this season: Open Call, which in Spanish would be something like Open Invitation, is a multidisciplinary exhibition made up of the different voices of 27 local artists. Solana Chehtman, Director […]

Exhibit dedicated to South Williamsburg victims

The Museum of Los Sures has dedicated an exhibition to COVID-19, it is about giving voice to the stories and feelings of the residents of southern Williamsburg after more than a year of pandemic in one of the most affected neighborhoods. Here you will find everything from a lottery with daily pandemic scenes, to crucifixes […]

Ecuadorian university receives environmental scholarship at LGCC

It is the last week of school and Verónica Martínez has a lot to celebrate as she is the first CUNY LaGuardia Community College (LGCC) student to be selected for the Goldwater Scholarship. A scholarship for students in careers of Technology, Science and Mathematics. “Obviously, I’m very proud of myself, I’m really grateful for the […]

film to premiere in Tribeca

The filmmaker of Latin origin, Vee Bravo, will premiere his film FIRST Line of Defense in Chile, within the framework of the twentieth edition of the Tribeca Film Festival. FIRST is a documentary feature film that collects various details of the social uprising that is still in force in this South American nation, having as […]

The public returns to the Lower East Side Arts Festival

After more than a year of waiting, the Theater for the New City will host a live audience to celebrate the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts. JC Augustin, is assistant director at the Theater for the New City for the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts: “It is the first time that […]