Chino Garcia

Chino Garcia (b. 1947) is a Lower East Side/East Village community activist. In this oral history, he discusses his birth in Puerto Rico and movement to New York, his activism as a founding member of the CHARAS–El Bohio Cultural Center, which the City took from the community and sold; his work with renowned poet Miguel Piñero; and his connections to gangs in the neighborhood in the mid-to-late 20th century.