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Representing Brooklyn: Rosie Perez

Before Rosie Perez was an activist, actor, producer and director, she says she was just a Puerto Rican girl who grew up in Brooklyn. In this special interview, Perez talks about the excitement of New York dance clubs in the 80s and what led to her fateful meeting with director Spike Lee. She also takes you through her experience visiting the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Please note the episode contains strong language.

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Our City. Our Story. profiles engaging New York personalities, from the everyday to the very well-known, examining the place that 9/11 has taken in the greater context of their lives. Through these stories we see how New Yorkers, and the city itself, responded, coped and persevered. The series is hosted by Jenny Pachucki, an oral historian, and is produced by the National September 11 Memorial & Museum at the World Trade Center.