Post Tagged with: "East Harlem"

Thomas “Tommy” Lopez in his apartment. (Photo by Andrea May Sahouri)

A ‘Borinqueneer’ Reflects on Serving in Korea

Featured Posts, History, Manhattan, New York, Puerto Rican November 2, 2018 at 5:57 pm

One of the Puerto Ricans who served with the Borinqueneers 65th Infantry Regiment during the Korean War talks about his experiences.

Puerto Rican artist Suzy Sanchez came to work at La Marqueta after fleeing the devastation of Hurricane Maria. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Aiming to Revitalize La Marqueta, Again

Business, Latino, Manhattan October 23, 2018 at 5:06 pm

Construction efforts for one of El Barrio’s most iconic institutions, La Marqueta, are set to begin in 2020, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Harlem Industrial Kitchen (Photo via Manhattan Times)

Swapping Ceviche for Sushi in El Barrio

Food, Manhattan, Mexican October 18, 2018 at 4:28 pm

A Mexican restaurant in gentrifying East Harlem has reinvented itself, reports Manhattan Times.

Curator Carmen Ramos explains a portion of the exhibit, which features 10 Latino artists. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

El Museo del Barrio Reopens with a Message on Latinx Power

Culture, Latino, Manhattan September 17, 2018 at 2:08 pm

Approaching its 50th anniversary and after a year closed for renovations, El Museo del Barrio reopens with a Liliana Porter retrospective and a photo exhibit, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Cynthia Nixon addressing community and ethnic media on Sept. 6 (Photo by Karen Pennar for Voices of NY)

Cynthia Nixon Meets the Ethnic Media

Elections 2018, Featured Posts, Immigration, New York September 6, 2018 at 5:26 pm

NYS Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon met for the first time with a group of ethnic and community media reporters to discuss her platform and answer questions.

Congressman Adriano Espaillat and Guatemalan migrant Yeni González. (Photo via Espaillat's Twitter page)

Guatemalan Mom Reunites with Her Children in NYC

Central American, Immigration, Manhattan July 5, 2018 at 4:54 pm

Guatemalan mom Yeni González was briefly reunited with her three children at the Cayuga Centers in East Harlem after being separated at the U.S.-Mexico border, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Patrick Charpenel leads El Museo del Barrio’s renovation and new path. (Photo by Jesús García via El Diario)

El Museo del Barrio Reinvents Itself

Culture, Latino, Manhattan March 22, 2018 at 5:31 pm

In an interview with El Diario/La Prensa, Patrick Charpenel, the new director of El Museo del Barrio, which will turn 50 next year, lays out his ambitious plans.

On August 26, 2017 an unknown vandal spray-painted ‘racist’ on the back of the Sims statue and splashed red paint over his face.

Opinion: J. Marion Sims – Keeping White Supremacy on Its Pedestal

Black, History, Manhattan, Opinion, Women January 25, 2018 at 1:50 pm

A piece in Virtual Boricua describes the city’s failure to remove altogether the state of J. Marion Sims as an “unacceptable insult to the East Harlem community.”

(Photo via Manhattan Times)

Politics and Culture at Three Kings Parade

Culture, Latino, Manhattan, Puerto Rican January 3, 2018 at 3:35 pm

The aftermath of Hurricane María and the political climate will be on the minds of paradegoers at this year’s Three Kings Day Parade in El Barrio, reports Manhattan Times.

At Howard Bennett Park in East Harlem, "The Coquis are Here," by Patricia Cazorla and Nancy Saleme. El Museo del Barrio was the community partnership. (Photo courtesy of the NYC Dept. of Health)

Public Art and Health

Culture, Health, New York December 12, 2017 at 4:47 pm

New public works of art, designed in collaboration with community partners, are aimed at encouraging physical activity and neighborhood connections.

Photographer Joseph Rodriguez

‘El Barrio in the ’80s’ on View in the Bronx

Culture, Latino, Manhattan December 11, 2017 at 4:28 pm

Now on display in the South Bronx, Kodachrome images from acclaimed photographer and Brooklyn native Joseph Rodriguez depict the everyday lives of El Barrio residents in the 1980s, reports Mott Haven Herald.

“It’s really a spirit of the island,” said Miriam Barbosa (right, with partner Ralph) of pitorro. 
(Photo by Desiree Johnson via Manhattan Times)

La Marqueta Returns

Business, Manhattan, Puerto Rican November 30, 2017 at 3:28 pm

La Marqueta has been renamed “La Marqueta Retoña” (The Market Returns) in time for the holidays in the latest effort to revive the historic East Harlem marketplace, reports Manhattan Times.

(Photo by Tequila Minksy)

A Walk in East Harlem

Business, Featured Posts, Immigration, Manhattan November 10, 2017 at 4:04 pm

Photos from a photo walk in East Harlem in October.

Cristopher Quiñones, his wife Charline Márquez, their children – Krysariel, 14 months, and Krisliany, 5 – and his mother Rosa arrived at the home of his father Raúl Quiñones (in the Yankees’ hat). (Photo by Mariela Lombard  via El Diario)

‘María Took Everything Except our Hope’

Environment, New York, Puerto Rican October 27, 2017 at 6:13 pm

More than 300 Puerto Rican families displaced by Hurricane María have turned to East Harlem’s Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, where the city established an assistance hub, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

El Barrio residents discuss the election of a new District 8 council member. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

District 8 Residents Call for More Protections for the Poor

Elections 2017, Manhattan September 5, 2017 at 4:57 pm

Ahead of the primary election, the residents of the area comprising East Harlem and the South Bronx are hoping that the new council member will protect tenants and small business owners, El Diario/La Prensa reports.