Post Tagged with: "East Harlem"

Walking an East Harlem Trail to Get Healthy

Walking an East Harlem Trail to Get Healthy

Featured Posts, Health, Manhattan, Video November 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm

Organized by community partners and the NYC Health Department, the East Harlem Community Walking Trail was inaugurated on Nov. 19.

Finding Garifuna Food and Culture in a Harlem Home
A mother-daughter duo promotes Garifuna home cooking with weekly dinners in Harlem and will soon come out with a cookbook.

Finding Garifuna Food and Culture in a Harlem Home

A mother-daughter duo promotes Garifuna home cooking with weekly dinners in Harlem and will soon come out with a cookbook.

(Photo by Gerardo Romo via El Diario)

The Three Kings Warm up El Barrio

Latino, Manhattan, Religion, Traditions January 7, 2016 at 3:43 pm

The traditional parade organized by El Museo del Barrio also brought social and political messages, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles illustrations by Emilio Lopez

Boricua Panel on Comics Books, Diversity and Superheroes

Puerto Rican comic book artists and creators talked about their craft to a packed audience in East Harlem.

María, originally from Mexico, has been close to losing the apartment where she has lived for 11 years due to her landlord’s constant harassment and eviction attempts. (Photo by Pedro F. Frisneda via El Diario)

Disappearing Housing Affects the Health of El Barrio Residents

Health, Housing, Manhattan September 30, 2016 at 12:50 pm

The quick disappearance of affordable housing in East Harlem has a negative impact on the general well-being of its residents, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Community members march in East Harlem. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

El Barrio Residents March for ‘Truly Affordable’ Housing

Housing, Manhattan August 18, 2016 at 2:59 pm

A new housing development in East Harlem to be located on the site of a 111th Street park has prompted protests that it is not truly affordable to low-income neighbors, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

A mural portraying poet Julia de Burgos (Photo via El Diario)

Renewed Julia de Burgos Center Champions Latino Culture

Culture, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 15, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Under new management since 2013, the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center is a mainstay of Latino culture in El Barrio with a host of free events, El Diario/La Prensa reports.

Oscar Lopez Rivera with his daughter Clarissa López Ramos (left) and his granddaughter, Karina Valentín. (Photo provided to El Diario)

Oscar López Rivera Lives in Hope of an Obama Pardon

Criminal Justice, Government, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 10, 2015 at 2:57 pm

El Diario had an exclusive interview with 72-year-old Puerto Rican political prisoner, Oscar López Rivera, following a march in El Barrio at the end of May demanding his release.

Dozens of fliers like this have been appearing along along First Avenue between 115th and 125th streets. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Racial Tension: The Other Side of Gentrification

Latino, Manhattan June 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm

The recent appearance of fliers telling white residents to get out of Harlem reveals growing racial tension in El Barrio, El Diario reports.

Oscar López Rivera's daughter, Clarissa Lopez, marches with Rep. Nydia Velazquez.
Puerto Ricans are rallying through the streets of Harlem asking for President Obama  to release the political prisoner. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Hundreds March Demanding Release Of Puerto Rican Political Prisoner

Government, Manhattan, Puerto Rican June 1, 2015 at 7:34 pm

Elected officials and community leaders marched in El Barrio demanding the liberation of Oscar López Rivera, one of the longest held political prisoners in the world, convicted in 1981 on sedition charges, El Diario reports.

Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Batalla de Puebla Celebrations in East Harlem

Manhattan, Mexican, Traditions May 4, 2015 at 5:29 pm

Mexicans gathered to mark the Batalla de Puebla in East Harlem on May 3, Diario de México reports.

Le (Photo via Sing Tao Daily)

Chinese Seniors Walk the Runway in East Harlem

Culture, East Asian, Manhattan, Seniors, Women March 25, 2015 at 2:21 pm

Chinese seniors, who now account for 10 percent of participants at the Carter Burden/Leonard Covello Senior Program in East Harlem, modeled traditional Chinese dresses at the program’s annual fashion show, reports Sing Tao Daily.

South Bronx – the Next Frontier for Tech Startups?

South Bronx – the Next Frontier for Tech Startups?

Bronx, Culture, Housing, Manhattan, Technology, Video, Women March 23, 2015 at 11:35 am

This week’s “Independent Sources”: Tech startups head to Port Morris and hire locals; yoga as therapy for survivors of domestic violence and sexual abuse; and an East Harlem school building turned affordable housing unit for low-income artists.

Flowers and photos on a fence at the site of the explosion (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

A Year Later, Grief and Unresolved Issues in East Harlem

Latino, Manhattan March 12, 2015 at 5:26 pm

A year after a gas explosion destroyed two East Harlem buildings, El Diario remembers the victims, and takes a look at pending legal issues and struggling local business.

Iqbal Ahmed, manager of Next Fragrances. (Photo by  Joanna Socha, via The Uptowner)

East Harlem Businesses Question Loan Program

Business, Manhattan October 7, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Business owners in East Harlem affected by a gas explosion last March have mixed views about a loan program aimed at helping them, reports The Uptowner.