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The faces of Brentwood

From left, Elmer Hernandez from El Salvador, Jose

From left, Elmer Hernandez from El Salvador, Jose Cruz from Honduras, Carlos Zabala from El Salvador, Christian Molina from Ecuador, and Sergio Joya, Jaime Hernandez and Pablo Galindo, all from El Salvador, at 140 Barber Shop in Brentwood. (July. 14, 2012) Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

The sounds, tastes and smells of Puerto Rico share center stage in Brentwood with the sounds, tastes and smells of Colombia, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Cuba, the Dominican Republic and Peru.

From left, Elmer Hernandez from El Salvador, Jose
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

From left, Elmer Hernandez from El Salvador, Jose Cruz from Honduras, Carlos Zabala from El Salvador, Christian Molina from Ecuador, and Sergio Joya, Jaime Hernandez and Pablo Galindo, all from El Salvador, at 140 Barber Shop in Brentwood. (July. 14, 2012)

Darwin Morillo, right, from El Salvador, owner of
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Darwin Morillo, right, from El Salvador, owner of New Car City Auto Repair in Brentwood, with workers, from left, Hugo Lopez from El Salvador, and José Maldonado, Estéban Rivera and Aníbal Gonzalez, all from Puerto Rico. (July. 12, 2012)

From left, María Gomez from Colombia, Victoria Macías
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

From left, María Gomez from Colombia, Victoria Macías from Venezuela and Marylu Quintanilla from El Salvador wait for the bus. (July 19, 2012)

A decorative cake, one of the many treats
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

A decorative cake, one of the many treats for sale at La Espiguita Bakery in Brentwood. (July. 11, 2012)

From left, Alexandra Perez, born in Mineola of
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

From left, Alexandra Perez, born in Mineola of Puerto Rican descent, Nolberto Mendez from Honduras and Caitlyn Reiners from Bay Shore at Knoll Farm in Brentwood. (July 11, 2012)

From left, Fredy Umaña and Isaías Soza, both
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

From left, Fredy Umaña and Isaías Soza, both from El Salvador, with Vicente Pastrana, Liliana Vargas and Gildardo Anaya from Colombia at Casa Vieja, a Latin-American restaurant. (July 19, 2012)

Employees Eddy Zepeda from El Salvador, Fernando Cordova
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Employees Eddy Zepeda from El Salvador, Fernando Cordova from Ecuador and Jenny Vargas from Ecuador, at the Tom Tours travel agency. (July. 12, 2012)

At the Advance Medical and Dental Care Center,
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

At the Advance Medical and Dental Care Center, from left, Dr. Skeena Haider, nurse Kokila Patel from India, Dr. Ana C. Walker, Dr. Manilal Patel from India, dental assistant Lili Amaya from El Salvador and assistant Laura Marin from Colombia.(July. 12, 2012)

Decorative chairs outside Party Line Supply at 556
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Decorative chairs outside Party Line Supply at 556 Suffolk Ave. in Brentwood. The chairs are used for weddings, showers, quinceañeras and other special occasions. (July. 12, 2012)

It’s laundry day for, from left, José Martínez
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

It’s laundry day for, from left, José Martínez from Honduras, and Carlos Alberto Flores, Efraín Castro and Juan Fuentes from El Salvador. (July. 14, 2012)

At Universal Homes, a real estate agency, owners
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

At Universal Homes, a real estate agency, owners Pablo Geymayr from Argentina and Jenny Geymayr from Ecuador (both standing) are joined by employees and one customer. Before them: Nelson F. Romero from Ecuador, customer Jose Garcia of Puerto Rico; back row, mother and daughter agents Gladys Robles and Karen Robles, from Peru; middle row: Cynthia Martinez from Colombia and Angelo Padilla from Puerto Rico; front row, Darling Medranda from Colombia and Oscar J. Silva from Peru. (July 11, 2012)

From left, Daniel McDaniels of Brentwood, Chris Anderson
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

From left, Daniel McDaniels of Brentwood, Chris Anderson and Mike Harris of Holbrook, Mike Lehnert of Ronkonkoma, Francisco Bolano of Central Islip, Shawn Jenkins of Brentwood and Joe Fehringer of Ronkonkoma. (July. 12, 2012)

From left, Peruvians Jocelyn Godoy, Cecilia Salazar, Jimmy
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

From left, Peruvians Jocelyn Godoy, Cecilia Salazar, Jimmy Salazar and Gina Andrade at a chicken barbecue, one of two held in the summer to raise money to help those in need. (July 14, 2012)

Bishop Rahadames Matos from Santo Domingo, left, with
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Bishop Rahadames Matos from Santo Domingo, left, with members of the congregation at Iglesia de Dios de la Profecía (Church of God of the Prophecy). (July 15, 2012)

Construction workers, from left, Angel Banegas, Wilmer Danilo
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Construction workers, from left, Angel Banegas, Wilmer Danilo and Rony Díaz, all from Honduras, take their lunch break at El Nopal deli. (July 14, 2012)

Yolanda Ortiz from Puerto Rico, right, teaches English
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Yolanda Ortiz from Puerto Rico, right, teaches English at the Brentwood Public Library. Her students are from the Dominican Republic, Honduras, Puerto Rico, Peru, Thailand and El Salvador. (July 19, 2012)

Workers at the Brentwood Public Library, from left,
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Workers at the Brentwood Public Library, from left, Amelia Santiago from Puerto Rico, Tracy Vandyne from Bohemia, Monica Powers, Celia Vollmer, Tom Tarantowicz from Brentwood, Myrna Velez Gonzalez from Puerto Rico, Lissetty Johnson from Dominican Republic, Edana Cichanowicz from Cutchogue, and Xibelualka Solis from Venezuela. (July 19, 2012)

Workers from Brentwood Health Center, Kenia Escobar from
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Workers from Brentwood Health Center, Kenia Escobar from Dominican Republic, Claribel Marcano and Migdalia Vazquez from Puerto Rico, on their lunch break. (July 19, 2012)

Workers Wendy Murillo from El Salvador and Ismael
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Workers Wendy Murillo from El Salvador and Ismael Lopez from Mexico help Diego Rivera from Ecuador, right, choose a suitcase at the New York Variety Store. (July 19, 2012)

Belma Hernandez and granddaughter Ashley Ayala, both of
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Belma Hernandez and granddaughter Ashley Ayala, both of Puerto Rican descent, wait for the bus. (July. 11, 2012)

Party Line and Varieties store owner Lucia Macias,
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

Party Line and Varieties store owner Lucia Macias, from El Salvador, and Jovel Mayen from Honduras at the store at 556-B Suffolk Ave. in Brentwood. (July. 12, 2012)

From left, workers Cecilia Grijalva from Ecuador, Jaderlyn
Photo Credit: Romina Hendlin

From left, workers Cecilia Grijalva from Ecuador, Jaderlyn Ortiz and Monica Lopez-Granata from Puerto Rico, at DCAP Insurance and INSTANT Tax Service. (July. 11, 2012)

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