Caribbean Brooklyn, flags of Caribbean, Little Haiti, Little Caribbean
A few of the numerous flags representing the countries of Caribbean immigrants living in Brooklyn. Photo by DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith

By Garry Pierre-Pierre | The Conversation 

When I was in High school, long before there were Haitian nightclubs, most of us Haitians partied at Caribbean spots. I remember rub-a-dubbing to Yellowman and whining to the Mighty Sparrow. We would party in Brooklyn until 5 in the morning and often make a pit stop at Cabana Rodriguez, a restaurant where my friends and I ordered sancocho to blunt the effect of the hangover that we knew would come the next day. 

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Garry Pierre-Pierre is a Pulitzer-prize winning, multimedia and entrepreneurial journalist. In 1999, he left the New York Times to launch the Haitian Times, a New York-based English-language publication serving the Haitian Diaspora. He is also the co-founder of the City University Graduate School of Journalism‘s Center for Community and Ethnic Media and a senior producer at CUNY TV.