José A. Alvarado Jr.

Photographer
   
Location: New York
Nationality: Puerto Rican American
Biography: José A. Alvarado Jr. (b.1989) is a Puerto Rican photographer dedicated to documenting class inequality, civic engagement, and contemporary issues in Puerto Rico and New York City. He works primarily in long-form storytelling, using visual... read on
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for The New York Times: Eager for a Fresh Beginning
josé a. alvarado jr.
Jan 3, 2022
Location: Times Square
Photographed the Times Square New Year's Eve in Midtown, Manhattan for The New York Times.
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for NBC News: Working for companies owned by well-heeled private-equity firms can mean lower wages for employees

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Burlington, New Jersey — Alma Jordan, a certified nursing assistant at the Marcella Center nursing home in Burlington, New Jersey,..
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for The New York Times: Manhattan U.S. Attorney Forms New Civil Rights Unit

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — Citing a rise in hate attacks, Damian Williams, the new U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York,..
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for The New York Times: A Shower Bus Helps Those Without Access

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Brooklyn — At about 9 a.m., three days a week, Brooklyn Community Services’ shower bus parks and begins its day...
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for The Washington Post: New York City becomes the largest municipality in the U.S. to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — NEW YORK — The city council here on Thursday approved a measure that will allow immigrants who are..
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for The New York Times: Safety Nets That Sustain Community

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Queens, New York — Jaclyn Terrasi, who lives nearby, had sporadically turned to the pantry when she and her daughter, Giovanna,..
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for The New York Times: Finding Purpose by Giving Back

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — When Shamma Goodrich moved to New York in 2015, she was struck by the homelessness in Manhattan. “I..
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for The New York Times: How the Pandemic Worsened a Housing Crisis in the Bronx

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / The Bronx — Livia Fernandez used to commute every day from her one-bedroom apartment in the Bronx to an Ecuadorean..
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for NYC Go: The Latino Experience in NYC

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — The Latino Experience for NYC Go. The Latino Experience in NYC NYC's variety of Latino experiences are..
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for The New York Times: For In-Person School, Fulfilling Students’ Wish Lists

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Staten Island — Catherine Fils’s three children were all starting at new schools. And this year, she was determined to..
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for The New York Times: De Blasio Vowed to Make City Streets Safer. They’ve Turned More Deadly.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — Ghostly white strollers were parked outside City Hall in Lower Manhattan to mourn a 3-month-old girl killed..
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for The New York Times: N.Y.C. Virus Cases Appear to Plateau. Could an Uptick Lie Ahead?

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — The Delta variant’s rapid spread in New York City this summer has slowed in recent weeks, convincing..
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for KHN: Headed Away to School? Here’s What Students With Health Issues Need to Know

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — College is a time of transition, but for those managing chronic medical conditions, it may also be the first..
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for KHN: At Urgent Care, He Got 5 Stitches and a Big Surprise: A Plastic Surgeon’s Bill for $1,040

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — It was a Sunday morning in late November when Bryan Keller hopped on a bike for a routine ride to pick up..
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for The Wall Street Journal: Wall Street Can’t Get Enough Fixer-Upper Houses

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Long Island, New York — Wall Street has made a mountain of money available to house flippers, and selling move-in-ready rehabs has..
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for The New York Times: The School Kids Are Not Alright

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / New York City — One of the most distressing aspects of the Covid pandemic has been seeing governors and state education..
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for The New York Times: The Nights When New York Felt Alive Again

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / City of New York — By 9 p.m., a blanket of darkness settles over the city. Dance parties begin in living rooms and voices..
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for Chalkbeat: "˜Literally chaos': A Newark mom reflects on surviving COVID, virtual learning and more

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Newark — After falling ill with COVID-19 and isolating indoors with her children for weeks, Coyotecatl says the..
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for Chalkbeat: Schools and families weathered the pandemic together. Will the partnership last?

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / Newark — At Roseville, and schools everywhere, the pandemic has toppled the walls separating school and home...
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for Chalkbeat: "˜How do we rebuild a sense of community?' A Brooklyn school seeks to find joy and connection after a devastating year

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / City of New York — Milagros Reyes’s husband was in the first wave of New Yorkers to succumb to the coronavirus, taking..
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for The New York Times: Why Top Democrats Are Listening to Eric Adams Right Now

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / City of New York — When Eric Adams won New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary, his supporters in Congress were..
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for Chalkbeat: "˜It was a roller coaster': A job running a Brooklyn after-school program transformed into triage during the pandemic

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / City of New York — Yasirys Pichardo was excited to start a new job in late February 2020 overseeing the after-school program at..
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for Chalkbeat: De Blasio keeps mask rules for New York City schools despite CDC changes

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / City of New York — New York City schools will stick with universal masking for now, despite new federal guidance that OKs..
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for The New York Times: In addition to Covid, more children are getting a respiratory virus more commonly seen in winter.

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / City of New York — U.S. health officials have expressed concern over a simultaneous rise in Delta infections and cases of..
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for The New York Times: "˜Welcome to the Mesh, Brother': Guerrilla Wi-Fi Comes to New York

By José A. Alvarado Jr. / City of New York — NYC Mesh, a band of a few dozen tech volunteers, takes on Verizon and the big “incumbent..
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