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A term to describe New Yorkers of Puerto Rican descent, dating back (maybe) to the 60s coming-of-age era of a large number of first-generation Americans, whose parents had emigrated to NYC from Puerto Rico in the post World War II years. If there were no "Nuyorican", there would be no "Nuyorican Cafe", no? Someone else can insert their own bodega, Iris Chacon, rice-and-beans, or Herman Badillo joke here.