Hispanic Heritage Month: 7 NYC power players

New York City is home to some 2.4 million Hispanic residents, many who help this city tick while intrinsically linked to their heritage — they’re heads of office representing a heavily Latino district, chefs who experiment with the culinary traditions of their homeland, journalists who provide Spanish-language news, directors of Hispanic cultural centers.

In honor of the Hispanic Day Parade and Hispanic Heritage Month, we look at seven such people who are the face of Hispanic New York today.

Meredith Deliso