Category Archives: New York City

Tortillas, Toilet Paper and the Importance of the Simple Things

I spent a good part of Tuesday, March 17 looking for toilet paper in my neighborhood –to no avail. Somehow, the coronavirus crisis has turned people in some sort of toilet paper-hoarding zombies, emptying the shelves at supermarkets, bodegas and … Continue reading

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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Tours a Bodega, Eats Burritos and Drinks Jarritos de Piñac

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has a way to respond to haters. As part of the premiere episode of Showtime’s Desus & Mero, the New York City native decided to show her critics that she’s not only a kick-ass politician but knows her … Continue reading

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This Harlem Flower Shop Sells ‘Very Tasty Mexican Bread’

…and I couldn’t love my neighborhood any more Photos: Laura Martínez. Harlem 2020

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Hispanic Halloween in Harlem Be Like… 

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West Harlem: Now Proudly Serving Dominican Sushi

…Whatever that means Photo: Laura Martinez (Harlem)

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This Harlem Bodega Has Best Name Ever

Photo: Laura Martínez, Harlem

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March 20, 2019: Eleven Years without my Mami: The Funniest Mexican I’ve Ever Known ❤️

Eleven years ago today, my mother, my best friend –and the funniest Mexican I’ve ever met– quietly passed away in a small hospital room in Mexico City. While her (sudden and premature) death was the worst thing me and my … Continue reading

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