More than 17,000 Hispanic residents left Washington Heights and Inwood between 2010 and 2020, while a total of 4,824 white residents moved into both neighborhoods during the same period, El Diario reports.
The 290,000 potential beneficiaries of the fund, intended to aid workers who were ineligible for other government COVID relief, are facing a new obstacle: gathering the documentation necessary to complete the application.
While final votes still ended to be counted, last week’s election will likely mean mixed results for Latino candidates running for borough president: Councilman Antonio Reynoso, of Dominican descent, is ahead in Brooklyn, while Councilwoman Vannesa Gibson is leading to lead to lead the Bronx.
Last week, a group of organizations demanding a more culturally diverse curriculum in New York City public schools took to the Department of Education’s (DOE) Lower Manhattan headquarters seeking to remind the authorities of the debt they have with the city to expand culturally responsive projects in schools.
‘Since the start of the pandemic, many hours were cut, and hundreds of women who already were burdened with wages below the $15 minimum wage got the virus and were not paid sick days,’ Mahoma López, an organizer with the Laundry Workers Center told El Diario.
‘For a whole year, this place has been like a graveyard,’ one Bronx worker told El Diario of the area around Yankee Stadium. The venue reopened to fans last week for the first time since the pandemic struck.
Months-long closure of consulates and embassies, social distancing rules and appointments moving online have caused a bottleneck that many have experienced as a ‘maze’ that can take months to resolve.
Adding to the calamity of having fled a dreadful humanitarian crisis back home, the growing community of Venezuelans in New York is experiencing a new dramatic obstacle due to the closing of their country’s consulate in Manhattan.
The coalition pointed out that a Democratic government in the White House does not necessarily mean less pressure against undocumented people.
Long lines over the weekend did not stop thousands from coming out this week to vote, El Diario reports.