Street Renaming This Saturday in Honor of Miguel A. (Mike) Amadeo, Owner Of Oldest NYC Latin Music Store

Miguel A. “Mike” Amadeo. Photo by Hatuey Ramos Fermin.


This Saturday, May 10th at 2:00PM, Miguel A. (Mike) Amadeo will be honored with a street naming in his honor.  Amadeo is the owner of a Bronx musical institution, Casa Amadeo —New York City’s longest running latin music store —since 1969 which was founded by his sister back in 1941.

Amadeo is also an accomplished music writer who has written over 200 songs, “some of which have been sung by Héctor Lavoe, Celia Cruz and El Gran Combo de Puerto Rico.”

After the naming ceremony, Casita Maria (another Longwood cultural landmark) will host a reception with music and refreshments which is free and open to the public, however, you MUST RSVP.


Read more about Miguel and Casa Amadeo:

New York Times:  Taking Care of Tito Puente’s Legacy

New York Times:  Honoring Pop and His Palace of Latin Soul in the Bronx

News12 The Bronx: Miguel Amadeo, Casa Amadeo are Longwood landmarks


Casa Amadeo, 786 Prospect Ave., Bronx, NY
2:00-3:00 PM
FREE and open to everyone.

RECEPTION, Music and Refreshments
3:30-6:30 PM

Casita Maria, 928 Simpson St., Bronx, NY
RSVP Required for the Reception:

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