Author Archives: Postmaster

“Mommy’s dead”
“Mami está muerta”

When he first met her, she was fighting. Ernesto Tito Salaam laughs a little when he remembers how hard she was swinging. “She was fighting this boy, sizing him up the whole time.” Nearly three decades later, there is still the note of marvel.
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S.O.S. for small businesses
S.O.S. para pequeños negocios

Go big for small biz. City Councilmember Mark Gjonaj is calling for a comprehensive package of relief measures aimed at keeping small businesses afloat as the coronavirus pandemic...
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Box of Bounty
Animo y alimento

Granos frescos y frutas. Leche y verduras. Un tipo único de mercado al aire libre, esta colección de productos agrícolas, granos y bebidas se guardó en cientos de cajas de cartón marrón cuidadosamente empaquetadas.
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“We’re gonna find out”
“Vamos a ver”

These are uncertain times and we don’t know what the future will bring. We only have this moment. What we do with our time is important—whether it’s caring for others in a necessary job, trying to educate children while working from home...
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Relief Rx
Prescripción de alivio

It’s the community v. COVID-19. A new grant program established by New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYP) will award up to $10 million in grants to Northern Manhattan businesses hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
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Recovery is a Verb
Recuperación es un verbo

¿Cuándo terminará? ¿Cuántos días más hasta que termine? Todos nosotros hacemos estas preguntas todos los días sobre el COVID-19. Es natural que lo hagamos. Esta es la forma en que típicamente formulamos nuestras preguntas sobre la mala salud.
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The robocall you need
La llamada automatizada que necesita

“This is no joke.” The same day Mayor Bill de Blasio declared a state of emergency in New York City due to coronavirus, the Census was officially launched on March 12. And Aldrin Armando Bonilla...
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In the lead
Liderando en el Alto

Miren hacia el norte. Una semana después del inicio del Censo 2020, la tasa de respuesta del norte de Manhattan ocupó el primer lugar en la ciudad de Nueva York. De las diez áreas del censo...
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New Standard in the Square
Nuevo estándar en Square

Routine has never been more welcome. Anna Rodríguez has a daughter in sixth grade and, these days, a typical day has been hard to find – or define. The two have found...
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UC Recap – March 16th – March 21st

Uptown Love in the Time of Coronavirus: Social Distancing I could not think of a group of people on God’s green earth more ill-suited to the notion of social distancing than Dominicans. It is quite literally a foreign concept for us Quisqueyanos. We are kissers, touchers and huggers by nature.

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Remedy by Reyes
El remedio de Reyes

Staying indoors is proving painful for Karines Reyes. It’s not the digital classroom that is taxing the mother of two young boys. And her patience is not being tested by hours of video conferencing.
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Aid for All
Ayuda para todos

Left out. As New York City deals with the spread of COVID-19, advocates say that immigrant communities are being excluded- and they are demanding that city, state and federal government make them...
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