NYC Celebrates its Hispanic Heritage

By Karen Petree

Hispanic Heritage Day Parade in Manhattan. Oct. 13, 2013The Hispanic Day Parade took place today on Fifth Avenue in New York City. The parade was a festive close to Hispanic Heritage Month, which lasted from September 15 through October 15. Parade participants marched along Fifth Ave. between 44th and 72nd Streets. According to the 2010 Census, over 28% of New Yorkers identify as Hispanic.  Click continue to open slideshow. Continue reading “NYC Celebrates its Hispanic Heritage”

S17: Occupy Wall Streets Celebrates its Birthday


By Karen Petree

On the one-year anniversary of Occupy Wall Street, the streets of Manhattan’s Financial District were full of

TaxiProtestprotesters marking the movement’s birthday with three days of “education, celebration, and resistance.”

Beginning Saturday, September 15, members of Occupy began to assemble in New York City to kick off the three-day celebration of the movement’s birthday, culminating in S17, for September 17, the anniversary of the day when protesters first occupied Zuccotti Park last year. Continue reading “S17: Occupy Wall Streets Celebrates its Birthday”