Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 9

CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-

This segment is about Puerto Rican food and the impact gentrification has on local businesses. Garden Acosta discusses young people being raised not knowing how to cook. He mentions that the people moving into Williamsburg don't know how to cook either. Garden Acosta shares a story with us about a local cab driver noticing that the new comers to Williamsburg have a different lifestyle, contributing to the increase in bars and restaurants in the area. He also discusses that Gabriela Alvarez (a Boricua associated with El Puente) is coming up with ways to teach the youth of El Puente healthier ways to cook PR food. He ends by sharing that he cooks, but after meeting his partner, she is the one that cooks.


Date
May 15, 2015, Recording date
Creator
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewee
Luis Garden Acosta
Interviewer
Gisely Colon Lopez
Duration
2h 3m 46.0s
Location of interview

El Puente, 211 S 4th street, Brooklyn, NY

Language
English
Object Type
Moving Image
Identifier
LGA.2015.05.15.9
Related Keywords
Food and cooking, Gentrification, Health and Nutrition, Teenagers
Individuals or Organizations Mentioned
Gabriela Alvarez, El Puente
Related Places
Brooklyn (interview location), El Barrio (is referenced)
Citation
CENTRO: 100 Puerto Ricans Oral History Project, 2013-. Interview with Luis Garden Acosta on May 15, 2015, Segment 9: LGA.2015.05.15.9. Center for Puerto Rican Studies Library & Archives, Hunter College, CUNY. Web. 08 Aug 2020.
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Repository
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