6. 85 Court St, Westchester County Social Services

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“Papa Fuerte” aka Francisco Cruz, and his community center are also fictional elements to the show. However, some believe that the character was modeled after real life community leader Ramon S. Valez, who built a government-funded center in the South Bronx, and made National Puerto Rican Day into a major New York festivity. For the show, the series used this Westchester County building as the setting for the Francisco Cruz Community Center, shown in the recreated news reel.