Julia Ortega has to deal with her husband’s terminal illness. He in turn regrets, more than his own demise, not having a son to carry on his name. The story goes on to the next generation, whose members are forced to deal with the remnants of the past.
In the Bronx, on a street called Rogers Place, Mario Ortega grows up remembering his childhood in Puerto Rico. We follow him into early manhood as he weaves the cultural strands of the past with those of an urban present in New York City.