Tag Archive for Eugene Rodriguez

La Mariposa: A Home Be-Coming in East Harlem

La Mariposa

“In the name of all the Puerto Ricans that came over on steamships like the Marine Tiger. In the name of Tito Puente, and Albizu Campos, and Julia de Burgos – I herein now and forever name this place “La Mariposa!” (The Butterfly) – so declares the protagonist in Eugene Rodriguez’s play about an East…

Barrio Op Ed: Bargain Uptown Theater!

The Mayor wants to cut a sweetheart deal with a multi million dollar corporation to give them a million dollar parcel of city-owned land in East Harlem for $1.00, even though that corporation can well afford to pay market rate for the property. I must admit to some astonishment over this deal. I am also…