The corner of Intervale Ave. and Dawson St. will be renamed for one of the all-time Latin music greats, the late Arsenio Rodriguez, in the fall, thanks to efforts by a group of his fans.
Long before Dr. Jay’s, RadioShack and a 99-cent discount store took over a swath of Southern Boulevard near East 163rd Street, there stood one of the city’s most iconic music venues, the Hunts Point Palace. A 2,500-seat grand ballroom that rivaled Manhattan’s legendary Palladium in the 1950’s and 60’s, the [...]
By Daniel Bejarano In the 1950s and ’60s the streets of the South Bronx were brimming with music. The sound of conga drums reverberated between rooftops. Afro-Cuban and jazz rhythms merged with son, mambo and chachacha beats on stoops in Hunts Point, Longwood and Mott Haven to create a new [...]