Nuyorican Poet's Cafe, New York City

3.9
The Nuyorican Poets Cafe is a nonprofit organization in Alphabet City in the Lower East Side of Manhattan. It is a bastion of the Nuyorican art movement in New York City, and has become a forum for poetry, music, hip hop, video, visual arts, comedy and theatre. Several events during the PEN World Voices festival are hosted at the cafe.
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  • This place is for the younger set. This night club of sorts has been around for decades. That's why I thought there'd be a more eclectic crowd. Not so much. Black and Hispanic audience, almost...  more »
  • I went to the Friday night poetry slam which is their premier weekly event to see the best live poets. The show started with a guest, then moved on to the slam where three poets battled it out. The....  more »
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  • Amazing experience I thoroughly enjoyed myself, they energy was amazing and the talent was unmatched. I purchased the VIP ticket online and it was well worth it since the outside line was pretty long. Once inside I was able to get a good seat which is pretty awesome considering the place ended up getting super packed with standing room only.
  • The crowd seems to be changing demographically since I first started attending this place but the talent is still A1 Steak Sauce. It's a great place to bring a date, just try to plan ahead by preparing to wait on line. Advanced tickets online get you in a little faster when they open their doors but waiting at least 45 mins before the door opens should get you decent seats as well. Warning: this place can get packed! So don't come late unless you don't mind trying to peek over everyone from the back or not getting in at all.

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