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Heart of Loisada

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Avenue D & E 6th St New York NY 10009 USA

Loisaida, a phrase coined by poet and writer Bimbo Rivas, and derived from the way the Puerto Rican community pronounced the name of their neighborhood, is the unofficial name of the Lower East Side.

Credits: From a program for People's Poetry Gathering, 2006. Organized by Steve Zeitlin and Bob Holman. (2:11)