Loisaida's mission is to address the economic and social disenfranchisement of low income Latino residents, with employment and training opportunities, youth development initiatives, and neighborhood revitalization activities that highlight the culture, heritage, and contribution of the Puerto Rican and Latin American community in this City.
The Young Lords was a Puerto Rican nationalist group. They founded the NYC Chapter at Tompkins Square Park on July 26, 1969. Their primary mission was neighborhood empowerment and community control.
The Nuyorican Poets Café is a non-profit organization based on the Nuyorican art movement and has become a forum for poetry, music, hip hop, video, visual arts, comedy, and theatre.
The former P.S. 64 was the home of the Charas/El Bohio Community Center. Charas was formed by five Puerto Rican men in the 1960’s as a positive force in a neighborhood beset by drugs and gangs.
From 1983 until his death in 1987, artist Jean-Michel Basquiat lived and worked in a former stable located at 57 Great Jones Street, owned by his friend Andy Warhol.
232 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
Curators of the Exhibit:
Andrew Berman, Executive Director, Village Preservation
Lannyl Stephens, Director of Development, Village Preservation
Sophia Klebnikov, Digital Project Intern, Village Preservation
James Bennett, III
Emily Kate Genatowski