Tuesday, November 07, 2006

A day in Latin New York: Un dia en Nueva York

By BETH J. HARPAZ from Newsday.com AP Travel Editor November 6, 2006, 8:15 PM EST

...You can take this tour of Latin America all in a day, without ever leaving New York City. A new book called "Nueva York: The Complete Guide to Latino Life in The Five Boroughs" shows you how....

...Finally, spend a few hours in Jackson Heights, "one of the most culturally diverse neighborhoods in the entire country," said Gonzalez. Take the No. 7 train to the 82nd Street stop and wander along Roosevelt Avenue, known locally as Avenue of the Americas.

You'll find Ecuadorean ceviche - marinated raw fish - sold from a truck, Mexican wrestlers' masks sold from a stall, and Colombian pandebonos - rolls with cheese baked into them - sold hot from a tiny oven wedged inside a money transfer store on 82nd near Ithaca Street.

And whatever shape you're in when you walk into Cali Caliente, a Colombian lingerie store, you'll walk out with more curves. The store is filled with what can only be described as hardware for intimate places.

Would you like to read Dr. Seuss in Spanish? Barco de Papel, a Spanish language children's bookstore, sells "Como el Grinch Robo La Navidad" ("How the Grinch Stole Christmas"), Harry Potter en espanol, and a children's version of "Don Quixote."...
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