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The World Famous

 Nuyorican Poets Cafe

The Nuyorican Poets Cafe founded by Miguel Algarin, has been around for over thirty years and is known as one of the premier spaces for award winning poetry and poetry slams, award winning theatre and music.

Over the years some of the people of celebrity status who have attended or performed in events at the cafe have been: Lawrence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, Spike Lee, Russell Simmons, the late John Kennedy Jr., Mary Wilson (of The Supremes), Erica Badu, Ruby Dee and the late Ossie Davis, Max Roach, Gary Walker (WBGO),George Wein, Barry Harris, Ray Barrito, Natalie Portman, Amiri Baraka, Amina Baraka, Louie Guzman, John Leguizamo, John Amos, Savion Glover, the late Gregory Hines, George C. Wolfe, George Faison, the late Joseph Papp, the late Alvin Ailey, Woodie King Jr., and Benjamin Bratt (who partied and filmed scenes from his break out role of Miguel Pinero in the Leon Ichaso film, Pinero) just to name a few.

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