272 Prospect Park West,
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Phone: (718) 788-6190
Manager: Elora Perez
am- 11 pm
Newly opened but has quickly become very popular among the
Hispanic community. Serves ethnic Spanish and Mexican cuisine.
Catering services available for parties and group events. Promises
friendly service and quality food. Prices range from $4. - $13.
for both lunch and dinner.
Famous Hispanics/ Latinos
world of Latin pop is split into two distinct categories: On
one hand, you have singers who make safe, glossy, chart-topping
music; and on the other, you have a few uncompromising visionaries
who achieved success, but could never realize a crossover to
the English speaking market. With his first English-language
album, Enrique Iglesias confirms he belongs
to the first category. Seamlessly produced, brimming with catchy,
mid tempo numbers and semi-memorable hooks, this is obviously
a multimillion-dollar production. His pleasant and expressive
voice is just one of his many assets. Anyone can find true comfort
in his shamelessly sentimental songs, five of which he composed
wears colorful, flamboyant costumes. She dances like a tornado.
She sings songs that make her followers dance in the aisles,
and she does it with a voice that drowns out most musical instruments.
She is black, Hispanic, and beautiful. Her name is Celia
Cruz, the worlds foremost ambassador of Afro-Cuban
known as the Legendary Mambo King . No one could
do it like he could. His career as a percussionist helped shape
and define Latin jazz, and his beloved scholarship fund gives
other Latinos the opportunity he had to study at the
Julliard School of Music. What made him the people's king wasn't
just his talent for playing the drums, it was his dynamic personality.
He recorded more than 100 albums, and won five Grammy's. His
name - Tito Puente!
just six short years, Jennifer Lopez has gone from being an
"In Living Color" Fly Girl to the $9 million-a-movie
star of "Out of Sight", to a Grammy-nominated recording
artist. Her double-platinum CD, named "On the Six",
for the subway she rode to Manhattan everyday for dance lessons,
sent Jennifer Lopez into the stratosphere.
She grew up in the Bronx, the daughter of a kindergarten teacher
mom and a computer programmer dad. She describes herself as
"goofy and funny yet driven and very focused".
500 25th St.,
Brooklyn, NY 11232
Phone: (718) 788-7850
This 1838 landmark covers some 474 acres and contains
more than 600,000 graves. Green-Wood is New Yorks great
Victorian City of the Dead. It is a remarkable arboretum,
wildlife sanctuary, sculpture garden, a place of architecture,
landscape design, and history. Guided tours operated by independent
tour companies. Cost of tours range from $10. to $12. and vary
per tour company. Self-guided tours are also available. Celebrity
graves include those of DeWitt Clinton, Leonard Bernstein, Henry
Chadwick, Charles Ebbets, Frank Morgan, William Surrey Hart
and Horace Greeley, to name a few.
La Gran Via Bakery
4516 5th Ave.,
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: (718) 853-8021
A must-see in Brooklyn. The display window is filled with birthday
cakes featuring cartoon characters, and spectacular, three-tiered
wedding cakes. Try one of their traditional Latino specialties
like coconut pudding or sweet breads made of corn for a delicious
4424 5th Ave.,
Brooklyn, NY 11220
Phone: (718) 972-5261
one of the best Latino record stores in the area. An entire
wall here is dedicated to Mexican and another to Dominican
pop hits. One visit here and you will be dancing the evening
away to salsa and merengues biggest stars such as Tito
Nieves and Chichi Peralta.
135 Atlantic Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: (718) 625-7177
Information & reviews can be seen at
pm- 11 pm
pm- 12 am (midnight)
authentic tapas bar and Spanish restaurant features live
entertainment on weekends - Flamenco Dancing! Mouth-watering
tapas, Spanish antipasti, heavy on garlic and seasonings,
almost make a meal. Try their excellent shrimp dishes, tortilla
de patatas or seafood salad for a full dinner.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority
Arts for Transit
Jammin Under the El, 1998
faceted glass murals
Avenue: J, M, Z lines
is owned by MTA New York City Transit and commissioned by
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Arts for Transit.
Eastern European &