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Preparing for the Pulaski Day Parade

Preparing for the Pulaski Day Parade

BY IAN THOMSON
While previous Pulaski Day parades focused on a central theme, this year’s event broke with tradition to commemorate a number of different landmarks. Jennifer Costa, vice-president of the General Pulaski Memorial Parade Committee—the organization that runs the event—explained that the 2009 parade was honoring, among others, the 70th anniversary of the Nazi/Soviet invasion of Poland, the 65th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, and the 20th anniversary of the end of communism in Poland.

Jackson Heights Rivals Manhattan Neighborhoods as Gay Center

Jackson Heights Rivals Manhattan Neighborhoods as Gay Center

BY PAULA NEUDORF
It’s an unlikely spot for a gay club: an unglamorous corner on Roosevelt Avenue in Jackson Heights, Queens. There’s a homely taqueria across the street, and a block north, sari vendors and Middle Eastern shops ply their wares. Working-class families and school kids pass by, unaware of or indifferent to the club’s facade.

Ecuador

Ecuador

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Population
114,944 people living in New York City were born in Ecuador.
Source: 2000 United States Census

Neighborhoods
Flatbush, Brooklyn: 20,256
Morris Heights, Bronx: 14,800
Corona, Queens: 11,549
Jackson Heights, Queens: 9,303
Elmhurst, Queens: 8,730
Woodside, Queens: 6,360
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Religion(s)
Catholic

Language(s)
Spanish

History

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Population Facts:

There were 115 Ecuadorian males per 100 Ecuadorian females in 2000. It was the second largest amongst Latin American and [...]

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.

Bronx Kids Score Big with Former Soccer Pro

Bronx Kids Score Big with Former Soccer Pro

BY VICTOR LI
Franco Mena is upset. His team of young soccer players is about to face off against the Mexican team a few blocks away, but as Mena is laying out strategy to his huddle, he sees one of his players paying more attention to his cleats than his coach. Another is looking over at the interloper who has been assigned to write about the team.

Immigrant Communities

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