“If you live in certain parts of New York, this is all too familiar. It is the sound of bachata, dembow and merengue típico infiltrating every city crevice on the weekends until the cops try to shut the music down, and an after-hours game of cat and mouse commences. It is a secret world of pleasure and protest, made blaringly public.” Amazing photos. The dude in the Yankees hat is basically how you should imagine me as I’m writing NextDraft (with the addition of my kids, just out of the frame, telling me how annoying I am and that my speakers are tiny.) NYT (Gift Article for ND readers): When a Minivan Becomes a Music Machine.