Love Letter to Bonsai Kakigori

Part of what makes NYC special is the proliferation of small independent businesses, each unique and special to us and reflecting the incredible diversity of the city. Small businesses are in extreme distress right now, and with months of no income combined with little to no federal help we are in danger of losing these…

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East Village Flavor with Mikey Likes It!

WGRL caught up with neighborhood legend Mikey, of Mikey Likes It ice cream for a sweet and  inspiring conversation on following your dreams!  Thank you Mikey for being a power of example to pretty much everyone! When you’re in NYC don’t forget to make Mikey’s a stop for a sweet treat and support your local…

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Talking Traditional Puerto Rican Music with Pepe Flores

WGRL had a great time chatting with Loisaida legend, musicologist, and resident dandy Pepe Flores about two forms of traditional Puerto Rican music: Bomba and Plena. It’s always a great pleasure to stumble upon Pepe in the neighborhood. If you’re not lucky enough to spend time with him in person (he travels quite extensively as an extension of…

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