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From the editor: a well-deserved honor

Arsenio Rodriguez on the tres guitar, far left, at the Club Cubano Inter-Americano in 1957, with Luis "Wito" Kortwrite and Candido Antomattei on vocals.

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.

Art / Education

Culture trail pays homage to area history

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 [...]