El Bracero and “Oaxakeepsie” 

By Loren Pacheco, Geography Major, Class of 2024. In 1990, the Mexican restaurant El Bracero opened on Main Street in Poughkeepsie. In the decade that followed, the city’s Latinx population more than tripled, going from 3.8 percent to 10.5 percent in 2000. By 2020, the U.S. Census figured that 21.1 percent of Poughkeepsie’s population was… Continue reading El Bracero and “Oaxakeepsie”