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NYC Local Legends: DJ Spynfo in Mott Haven

by Staff

There’s no better way to see New York City than through the eyes of a local. In our NYC Local Legends video series, notable New Yorkers share their perspectives on some of the five boroughs’ most vibrant and culturally rich neighborhoods. In this episode, Michael “DJ Spynfo” Eagen, a celebrated DJ and the owner of Sankofa Haus, shows us around the neighborhood of Mott Haven.
As the South Bronx native explores the area, he connects with friends to reflect on the neighborhood’s progression from the 1970s to now. The South Bronx is famous for being the birthplace of hip-hop and graffiti, but there is an abundance of heartfelt new offerings in the area spearheaded by locals. Check out why he thinks everyone should consider visiting Mott Haven and some of his favorite spots along the way, including BeatstroChocobar CortèsBronx Native and Rosa’s at Park.

To learn more about other small businesses in the area, check out this story on the South Bronx.


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