In the Boogie Down, Part II

Posted on: January 5th, 2009 at 12:10 pm by

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Unlike its downtown sibling, Little Italy in the Boogie Down is legit, with the street folk actually speaking in their native tongue. I found myself wandering into the Arthur Avenue Retail Market, and immediately felt at home. It was a bustling scene for a Friday evening, with shoppers quickly moving among the meats and produce.

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At the rear of the building is the La Casa Grande Tobacco Company, truly an experience in itself. Here you can watch a team of workers hand rolling cigars and packaging for sale. And that day’s cigars can always be bought fresh.

Related Reading:
In the Boogie Down, Part I [BoweryBoogie]
Arthur Avenue homepage [Official Website]

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