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Mexicans in New York celebrate Guadalupe

Mexicans in New York celebrate Guadalupe

By PAULA NEUDORF
For many Mexicans, the fest is like “celebrating her birthday,” according to Cesar Rodriquez, a representative from Tepeyac, an organization which offers cultural events and classes for New York’s Mexican immigrants.

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Population
169,572 people living in New York City were born in Mexico.
Source: 2006 American Community Survey

Neighborhoods
Elmhurst/Corona, Queens: 10,399
Sunset Park, Brooklyn: 8,526
East Harlem, Manhattan: 8,032
Bushwick, Brooklyn: 4,915
Source: 2000 United States Census

Religion(s)
Catholicism and Pentecostalism

Language(s)
Spanish

History

A huge number of undocumented Mexican immigrants living in the US were legalized when the Immigration Reform and Control [...]

Recession Bites Restaurants – Restaurants Bite Back

Recession Bites Restaurants – Restaurants Bite Back

BY PAULA NEUDORF

On a busy street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Carlos Torres is managing a near-empty restaurant. Businesses are packed in like shoeboxes on this block of Broadway, between Havemeyer Street and Marcy Avenue, where the brakes of the JMZ screech on the raised tracks overhead. Torres is the manager of Zocalo, a four-year-old Mexican restaurant whose small storefront is easy to miss.
“I’m going to be honest with you,” Torres said. “This year was really hard.”

Native Spanish Speakers Only: A Queens High School’s Unusual Requirement

Native Spanish Speakers Only: A Queens High School’s Unusual Requirement

BY SOMMER SAADI

Students at Pan American, the factory-building-turned-school located in the Hispanic-dominated neighborhood of Elmhurst, Queens, must be native Spanish speakers who have lived in the U.S. for less than four years. This year, the school’s third, Pan American is welcoming 275 students, mostly from Ecuador, the Dominican Republic, Mexico and Colombia, to grades nine through 11.

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