Post Tagged with: "East Harlem"

William Espinal, who owns a butcher shop in La Marqueta, is opposed to the proposed district change. (Photo Saundi Wilson via El Diario)

La Marqueta May End Up Outside of El Barrio

El Barrio residents are upset that La Marqueta, long an emblem of Latino life in New York, might end up outside of Spanish Harlem if the new City Council proposed lines are approved, El Diario La Prensa reported.

Delfino Díaz sells tamales and hot drinks in East Harlem.

End of Summer Means Menu Switch for Street Vendors

Food, Latino September 25, 2012 at 10:45 am

As the autumn coolness settles in, mangoes and refreshing fruit juices are out for street vendors, giving way to warm tamales, coffee and churros, El Diario La Prensa reports.

Angy interviews her mom about being undocumented. (Photo via Colorlines)

The Other Faces of Mother’s Day

Culture, Featured Posts, Media May 11, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Mother’s Day doesn’t just mean Hallmark cards, breakfast in bed and gifts. Some of New York’s ethnic and local media shine the spotlight on the mothers not usually found in mainstream coverage.

photo by Jeff Mays

A Harlem Cafe Asks its Community for Help

Business, Food April 23, 2012 at 6:17 pm

In a neighborhood that is changing rapidly, the East Harlem Cafe has styled itself as a kind of informal community center, DNAinfo reported. That’s why the owner, Michelle Cruz, is asking her patrons and supporters to help her raise $10,000 for improvements to the cafe.

City proposes adding bike lanes like these in East Harlem.

East Harlem divided over bike lanes

Environment, Featured Posts, Manhattan December 14, 2011 at 1:13 pm

Despite their success in other parts of Manhattan, many business owners in El Barrio view bike lanes as obstacles.

City councilmember Melissa Mark-Viverito and other elected officials presented the Youth Violence Task Force outside the James Weldon Johnson Community Center

Halting violence in El Barrio

Economy, Latino, Manhattan November 25, 2011 at 4:08 pm

In response to shootings and gang activity in East Harlem, city council member Melissa Mark-Viverito, together with other elected officials, presented the Youth Violence Task Force.

Aurora Anaya-Cerda plans to open La Casa Azul, an independent bookseller in East Harlem after raising money through crowdsourcing.

East Harlem’s first bookstore planned

Culture, Manhattan October 24, 2011 at 1:03 pm

There’s no place to buy a book in East Harlem. But Aurora Anaya-Cerda hopes to change that. After five years of planning, including interning at other independent booksellers, Anaya-Cerda is in the final week of trying to raise $40,000 to launch La Casa Azul, an independent book store she plans to open.

Freezing. Some family spend the winter with only the low heat of the stove.

Campaign for heat in El Barrio

Housing, Manhattan, Mexican October 12, 2011 at 3:20 pm

Movement for Justice in El Barrio has started the “Hogares Helados” (“Frigid Households”) campaign, an initiative to help low-income families get hot water and heating in their homes during the oncoming cold season.