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A listing of when and where Metropolitan New York congregations and members appear in the media. For more information or to share an article with us, contact Rebekah Thornhill.

The Third Place

Jun 27, 2016

A crowd gathered at the bars and clubs in Jackson Heights to remember the lives lost in Orlando.

 

...The crowd crammed into the cocktail bar, where Hugo Ovejero, the director of Latinos D., stood under a disco ball and read the names of the dead—"Simón Adrián Carrillo Fernández, treinta y uno años . . . Mercedez Marisol Flores, veintiséis años . . ." After each one, the attendees mumbled, in unison, "Que en paz descanse," or "Rest in peace." Pastor Fabián Arias, from St. Peter’s Church, in Manhattan, led a moment of silence, and then the group headed east down Roosevelt Avenue, past Taqueria Chila and Optima Beauty Supply and Crazy Tattoos Corporation.

 

Read the full story in The New Yorker.