Amid the ongoing demographic shift in Fort Greene, the Urban Bush Women dance troupe has been serving the community for 25 years.
Rise of the ‘DominiRican’ Generation
BRONX – Oscar Castro was one of thousands of Hispanics growing up in the Bronx. Yet, as a Dominican, he felt like an outsider in a neighborhood where most of his neighbors were Puerto Rican. He ended up marrying his high school sweetheart, Joeliz, who is of Puerto Rican heritage.
Now, Castro and his wife are part of a growing trend of second-generation Puerto Ricans and Dominicans who are crossing cultures through marriage – and becoming part of the new “DominiRican” generation.