NYC Marathon: The Bellos of Caracas at Sunset Park

November 6th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Features | Leave A Comment »

The Bello family has been flying in from Caracas for nine years for the New York City Marathon.  They set up an elaborate camp flying the Venezuelan flag and cheering on their friends and relations at two points along the 26 mile route.  Photo by Edna Ishyniak

Brothers, sisters, husbands and wives were there to make some noise as their relations undertook a massive feat of physical endurance.

Mexican immigrants flock to Sunset Park

November 12th, 2010  |  by  |  published in Features | 1 Comment »

Wendy Reyes, 32, prepares the usual order for a local customer at family-owned Guadalupita II Mexican Deli and Grocery in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Reyes listens to her customers talk about issues like gang violence and anti-immigration laws that affect the local Mexican community in Brooklyn. Photo by Amanda Plasencia

Mexican residents of Sunset Park, Brooklyn, decry crime and say laws like Arizona’s SB1070 worry them.