Sunday, August 24


Wikipedia - "Loisaida /ˌloʊ.iːˈsaɪdə/ is a term derived from the Spanish (and especially Nuyorican) pronunciation of 'Lower East Side', a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. The term was originally coined by poet/activist Bittman 'Bimbo' Rivas in his 1974 poem 'Loisaida'. Loisaida Avenue is now an alternative name for Avenue C in the Alphabet City neighborhood of New York City, whose population has largely been Hispanic (mainly Nuyorican) since the 1960s. Today, there is much dispute over the borders of the Lower East Side, Alphabet City, and the East Village."
W - Nuyorican Poets Café
W - Nuyorican Movement
Exploring 'Loisaida' And Latino Culture In NYC (Video)
East Village
EV Grieve
vimeo: When Walls Speak: Loisaida
YouTube: Nuyorican Poetry at Home in Loisaida 1: Nuyorican Poets Cafe, Viva Loisaida, 1978, Loisaida Carnival 2014