Point of View

March 30, 2011, 8:24 pm
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Once again, there was a great turn-out for the Center’s Food Truck Friday, March 18, which celebrated the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical In the Heights with a fun block party. More than 1,500 visitors came out for salsa lessons, a Latin dance fitness class, a prize wheel and more! And, of course, great food!

In the Heights, which plays the Ziff Ballet Opera House through April 3, tells the story of a vibrant community in Manhattan’s Washington Heights—a place where the coffee from the corner bodega is light and sweet, the windows are always open, and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music. While the flavor is unique, the theme is universal—a neighborhood on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.

With this theme in mind, the Center asked visitors at the Food Truck Friday block party to share the special flavors of their home. Here’s a taste of what they had to say about their heritage, their ‘hood, and the dishes that remind them of home:

Please share your stories with other POV readers. What so you remember most about your neighborhood growing up. What dish has the special flavor of home for you?


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