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Exclusive Interview with Reggaetón Artist DJ Negro: “I’ll die being a musicologist”

Felix Rodríguez, more widely known as DJ Negro, was a key figure in the early days of reggaetón in San Juan, PR as his work on the turntables and in club management contributed to shape the genre. In an interview with NYC Tastemakers, Rodríguez spoke about the start of his career and the difficulties he faced to receive the recognition he deserved in the music industry.

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Q&A with Luis Castillo: “Life is going to throw you curveballs, you’ve got to learn how to hit them.”

Baseball is more than just a game; it has the ability to change lives. Luis Castillo knows that better than anybody else. NYC Tastemakers had the pleasure of sitting down and talking to the best batboy in MLB history, Luis Castillo, who goes by nicknames, “Luigi,” and “Squeegee,” to discuss his amazing eight-year tenure with the Yankees, his love for baseball, and his continued effort to give back.

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Bodega88 is the Best Place for Sports, Drinks, and Great Food!

There’s nothing like the energy of watching a game, match, or fight at a sports bar. The tension between fans …

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Radio personality Jewelz López on how things can change in a moment’s notice

In an interview that took place on her birthday, radio personality and voiceover artist Jewelz López sat down with NYC Tastemakers to speak on her career, her life, and confronting a health barrier.

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Q&A with Thalassa Chef Ralpheal Abrahante: “Eat Fish. Live Longer.”

Food that is real, authentic, and made with great passion is the best food there is. Ralpheal Abrahante, the Chef of Thalassa Restaurant, a Greek-inspired seafood restaurant in Tribeca in New York City, exemplifies a true passion for cooking and health, while providing his customers with the most natural and pure experience possible. NYC Tastemakers had the pleasure of sitting down with the Chef and learning more about Thalassa Restaurant and his love for Greek and Mediterranean cuisine.

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Stuck on brunch? Calle Ocho has just the remedy

For a satisfying, tasty brunch, Calle Ocho has got us on the bandwagon. This Latin-inspired restaurant has a reason for attracting such a large wave of customers no matter where it is they roam. And though every aspect of this restaurant is alluring, it’s their weekend Boozy Brunches that take place between 11 am and 3 pm that keep me coming for more.

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