Tag Archives: New York City

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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Hispanic Halloween in Harlem Be Like… 

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‘Fresh Mexican Waters Any Flavor?’… Yeah, Mexicans Will Understand…

After all these years in “America” I still haven’t found an accurate way to translate “aguas mexicanas” into English. Some would say “juice” (no, they’re not really juices) while others insist on “ice-tea”. Nope. Tampoco. Google Translate, of course, doesn’t … Continue reading

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New York City’s New School Chancellor Is a Professional Mariachi. No, Really.

From the Archives of I Could Not Make This Thing Up if I Tried comes Richard Carranza, the recently appointed New York City Schools Chancellor, who took a very unsual approach when discussing his new job with Mr. De Blasio … Continue reading

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Mexican ‘Sufganivot,’ Anyone? New York Chef Gives New Meaning to Jewish Cuisine

Ever wondered what Mexicans eat around the Jewish holidays? Why, of course, a generous portion of Negra Modelo-braised brisket tacos, Jerusalem artichoke gratin puré and -what else?- dulce de leche-stuffed ‘Sufganivot’ for dessert. Yumi! Hat tip: The Science Babe

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This Woman Protesting the End of DACA Is My Spirit Animal

Americans from all walks of life took to the streets Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2017 to protest Donald Trump’s cruelest decision to date: To kill DACA, a program implemented by the Obama administration that granted undocumented children protection from deportation as well … Continue reading

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Who Needs a Border Wall when you Can Have Mexican Ices?

Saturday, July 22, 2017. President Trump might have some evil plans in store for my people (i.e. The Mexicans,) but — at least for now — some of us take great pleasure in the simple, little things. Like Mexican Ices … Continue reading

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It’s Hard to Miss Mexico When you Live in Nueva York

Follow me on Instagram using the hashtag #Manhatitlán (with an accent over the á) to see what I mean… I am a sucker for this pueblo. Via: Instagram/Miblogestublog

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Who Needs Banks When you Can Have Tacos Instead?

If there was any doubt that Mexicans have taken over the USA, take a walk on the wild side… of The Bronx; more especifically, around Webster Avenue, one of the borough’s longest throughfares, and you’ll come across El Rancho, formerly NY Capital Bank, and … Continue reading

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Michael Jordan’s Steak House Now Serving $12 Tacos

New York City’s Michael Jordan’s The Steak House has jumped into the UTW (Unaffordable-Tacos-Wagon) with the introduction of a $12 New York strip taco, generously featuring  guacamole *and* pico de gallo. Please note that for that price you will only be able to … Continue reading

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Mexikosher Opens in New York City, Because Why Not?

You guys! Mexikosher (aka The Real Mexican Kosher) has opened its doors in Manhattan’s Upper West Side, bringing local residents some strange “Mexican” delicacies, including hot wings, nachos and rice bowls. According to the well-informed New York Times, MexiKosher is the … Continue reading

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Harlem Shoe Store Proudly Peddling Pablo Escobar Gear, Because ‘Narcos’

This shoe and clothing store has been around for ages in the corner of Broadway and 150th street, but only yesterday I noticed a new addition to their offer: a bright red baseball cap featuring none other than Pablo Escobar. I have no idea … Continue reading

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This Taco Truck in Manhattan Has Best Name Ever

The food is not as awesome as the name, but it’s OK. Photo: Laura Martínez, 2016, Harlem

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Puerto Rico’s Super Woman Studies in Columbia, Not Colombia

I might have been sleeping but totally missed this week’s presentation of La Borinqueña, the first afroboricua Super Woman. According to its creator, Puerto Rican illustrator Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez, La Borinqueña’s real name is Marisol Ríos de la Luz; she is a young Puerto Rican studying … Continue reading

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Mayor De Blasio Appoints Dora the Explorer Ambassador to NYC… Because Nueva York

Remember when Dora the Explorer was on her way to become Dora the Stripper? Well, worry no more. The adorable bilingual heroine Dora the Explorer has been appointed New York City’s “family ambassador,” as part of a new tourism campaign in both … Continue reading

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