What's up NuYoricans !!
167TH STREET BRONX, N.Y. 10459
| ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP
We are reaching
out to you in order to urge you to consider joining our membership
in order to help El Maestro, Inc. an important institution
stay alive.El Maestro, Inc. is a non profit organization whose
mission is to improve the quality of life of the people in
the community through social activities such as sports, cultural
and educational programs.It houses two major projects; El
Maestro cultural and educational project and a sports-fitness
program named after Juan Laporte, the Puerto Rican boxing
champion.Both offer programs to adults and children, and participants
are welcomed to take part in multiple activities seven days
The mission of
El Maestro, Inc. is to preserve the identity, history and
cultural legacies of the Puerto Rican community for the benefit
of future generations. El Maestro, Inc. is a community endeavor
to transform a social void into a valuable space. El Maestro,
Inc. was founded with the mission of improving the overall
living experiences of members of the community of all ages.
These goals however
require resources which El Maestro, Inc. critically lacks.
We are reaching out to you to request your membership in order
to continue providing these valuable services to our community.
As a member, you will be entitled to participation in our
year- round programing.
For more information
on this matter, please feel free to call Mr. Hector Laspina,
at :(347) 583-1976
Puerto Rican Studies Association was founded to help promote scholarship
in the field and offer a place for scholars to come together. The
Association meets every other year (in even-numbered years) in a
different location. We maintain a listserve for members for the
dissemination of news of interest.
are several hundred active members of the PRSA. The last meeting
was held at Cornell University, in Ithaca, New York, and drew over
200 attendees for presentations on topics dealing with Puerto Rico
and with Puerto Ricans in other places. The next meeting will be
held in San Juan, Puerto Rico; information can be found using the
"2008 Meeting" link at left.
students, scholars, activists, and others with interests in the
island and its people to join and participate in the PRSA.
the Puerto Rican Studies Association Website for more Information
Rico of Maryland, Inc. was created 31 years ago with the idea of
serving the Puerto Rican community in Maryland as a cultural center.
Over the last 30 years we have done much more than just that. Not
only we serving people from Puerto Rico but we are also helping
Latinos in general to integrate into local communities and to invest
their time and efforts to help others as well.
year, members of the club get together to celebrate traditional
cultural events that were part of our daily lives when we lived
in Puerto Rico. In addition we celebrate other events that are part
of the American Culture as well. However, we are not limited to
just parties and celebrations. We also help other organizations
to fulfill their goals and challenges in order to help Latinos in
the Club Puerto Rico of Maryland Website for more information
Nuyorican Poets Cafe
is a living room hosting the freshest art to come through the
ports of New York City, from not only the Caribbean and the
Americas, but from all over the world. It is a stage of words
made visible. Situated in Manhattan's Lower East Side, Losaida,
the community, is a mixture of various ethnic backgrounds.
2001 marks the 40th Anniversary of ASPIRA
of New York. As we celebrate our four decades of service
to Latino youth & their families, we also take a moment
to look retrospectively at all we have accomplished thus far
as well as the many new challenges and opportunities that lie
The Puerto Rican Bar Association
is a professional organization composed of members of the Bar and
law students of Latino ancestry as well as other interested persons.
The PRBA was founded to provide a forum for Latino and other lawyers
who are interested in promoting the social, economic, professional,
and educational advancement of Latino attorneys, the Latino Community
and the administration of justice.
National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City was Sunday June
10, 2007, along 5th Avenue between 44th St and 86th St,
GALLERY of 2007 Parade
GALLERY of 2006 Parade
East Harlem Develops, Its Accent Starts to Change
WILLIAMS and TANZINA VEGA
Published: January 21, 2007
a wooden shack set in a garden on East 117th Street, a group of
Puerto Rican men, many of them in their 70s and 80s, are playing
a spirited game of dominoes on a rainy winter afternoon. A painting
of a woman wearing a burgundy shawl over a flamenco-style dress
hangs on a wall, and in the garden, tomatoes, peppers, corn and
culantro, an herb used in Caribbean cooking, grow in the summer.
their little retreat, a thick dust, the pounding of hammers and
the shouts of construction workers inundate the block, signaling
the transformation of East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem
or El Barrio (the neighborhood). Many see it changing from the Puerto
Rican enclave it has been for decades to a more heterogeneous neighborhood
with a significant middle-class presence, luxury condominiums and
a Home Depot.
More - Story Courtesy NY TImes
Changing Face of East Harlem
East Harlem has been the center of New York's Puerto Rican community.
Over the years many Mexican and Dominican immigrants have also made
East Harlem their home. Now, as the squeeze of affordable housing
gets tighter and tighter in Manhattan, more middle-class professionals
are moving to the neighborhood. In a tale almost as old as New York
itself, the changes have long-time residents worried about the loss
The Times describes
some of the changes happening in East Harlem today. Census Bureau
data shows that East Harlem has had a decline in its Puerto Rican
population since 1990. As luxury housing and wealthier people move
into the neighborhoods many Puerto Ricans have moved upstate or
to cities in Connecticut and Pennsylvania. Rafael Merino, a member
of Community Board 11 says "We're in crisis mode right now,
and as far as retaining the Puerto Rican and Latino identity in
the neighborhood, we're in red alert."
It wasn't too
long ago that some taxi drivers dropped passengers off at 96th street,
fearing to drive into what was perceived to be a crime-ridden area.
Today a string of luxury apartment buildings have been popping up
above 96th. A few of the buildings offer their residents free shuttle
van service to subway stations during the morning and evening commutes.
We don't know if the van is offered as a perk or for resident's
safety, but as someone who often walks in the neighborhood Gothamist
knows it's not that dangerous.
response to neighborhood concerns is to market Spanish Harlem to
visitors. By turning 106th St. east of Central Park into a cultural
corridor, Puerto Rican heritage could be showcased through murals,
cultural centers, art galleries and restaurants.
Courtesy the Gothamist
Captain: Damaris Perez
The Paterson New Jersey United Puerto Rican Day Parade
August, 28, 2005
Home Town Paper for NuYoRicans
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