28 Jul '14, 2pm

In the Bronx, the #BoogieDownBooth plays a 24-hour playlist of jazz, salsa, hip hop, rock, and mariachi.

In the Bronx, the #BoogieDownBooth plays a 24-hour playlist of jazz, salsa, hip hop, rock, and mariachi.

Every morning, Fulgencio Jimenez Reyes sets up his vegetable and fruit stand at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Freeman Street in the Bronx, next to a subway and bus station. This week something changed in his corner — music was blaring from a blue booth with a canopy and sitting space. “I have listened to Latin music and pop, there is always something different,” he said in Spanish. “People still don’t know what it is about, so I tell them.” The music is coming from the "Boogie Down Booth," a temporary resting spot with solar-powered lighting that plays songs from Bronx artists. It's meant to enhance the space beneath the tracks of the 2 and 5 trains of the Freeman Street subway station. The installation is part of "Under the Elevated," an initiative by the Design Trust for Public Space in collaboration with the Department of Transportation and the Bronx Music Herita...

Full article: http://www.wnyc.org/story/music-booth-boogie-down-bronx/

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