Gilbert Kelly, who spends his days collecting bottles and sweeping sidewalks, has witnessed big changes on his Grand Avenue block.
Rise of the ‘DominiRican’ Generation
BRONX – Oscar Castro was one of thousands of Hispanics growing up in the Bronx. Yet, as a Dominican, he felt like an outsider in a neighborhood where most of his neighbors were Puerto Rican. He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart, Joeliz, who is of Puerto Rican heritage.
Now, Castro and his wife are part of a growing trend of second-generation Puerto Ricans and Dominicans who are crossing cultures through marriage – and becoming part of the new “DominiRican” generation.