Brooklyn’s East New York, on New Lots Avenue, is home to a hidden neighborhood gem, Hakim Francis and his old barber-shop, jerk-chicken, live-music joint Hakim’s.
This short profile from Brooklyn actor, comedian, busker and videographer Paul Marino focuses on Francis “overcoming poverty and channeling that positivity towards combining his passions of homemade, Caribbean delicacies and his love for music.”
Hakim’s eleven year old son, Malik, beams with admiration as he describes the multiple hats his father wears.
My dad… He can cook. He can do construction. He can make toys. He can sing. He can do music.