Flaco Navaja Talks About ‘East WillyB’ and a Brooklyn for Locals Only

Bushwick isn't just home to hipsters. Here's a series that portrays the vibrant Latino community in North Brooklyn.

By Jamilah King Jul 08, 2013

If you haven’t already seen it, "East WillyB" is a hilarious and insightful Web series about Latino life in Bushwick, Brooklyn. It’s an important interruption in the narrative that we usually hear about North Brooklyn as home to the borough’s stereotypical hipsters. In essence, the series is paying homage to a still vibrant Latino community that doesn’t get a ton of attention. Here’s a quick blurb:

Shot on location in Bushwick, Brooklyn, "East WillyB" takes place along the historic Bushwick and Knickerbocker Aves. It is a story about the many faces that make up the Latino community of Brooklyn, and the ways in which their lives interconnect to create the extended family so integral to its character. Come meet the telenovela addicts, tamale slingers, salsa fiends, piragua purveyors, bomba players, plastic couch owners, & bodega CEOs that make the community of Bushwick unique.

Flaco Navajo stars in the series as Willie Jr. and not too long ago he talked about what drew him to the series. Check out some of his answers after the jump.