It Had Three Locations

When the crowd became too large for his home Algarin moved the party. From his apartment to the Sunshine Café, an Irish bar on East 6th Street. He rented out the space where it officially became known as the Nuyorican Poets Café. In need of a bigger space the Nuyoricans’ current building on East 3rd Street was bought and renovated. It officially opened up shop in 1980 and has been a fixture of the neighborhood ever since.

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Jessica Rodriguez

Besides putting pen to paper for ‘LLERO Jessica is a co-founder. She is a seasoned writer, editor and journalist who has successfully peddled her words across media platforms from Urban Latino, Latina and Cosmo Latina, since picking up her professional pen in 1999.

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