The Immigration Crisis ‘Tests Soul Of Our Nation’ Interview With Harlem Rep Adriano Espaillat

By Hector Tobar

U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat is the first Dominican member of the United States Congress. As part of an exploration of rising political power among Latino Americans, National Geographic interviewed Espaillat about his life and experience. Continue Reading →

A Final Farewell & Thank You, From Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito

Dear Neighbors:

I hope you all are having a great week so far and are keeping warm! Continue Reading →

Festive, Cultural Tradition Coming To The La Marqueta Holiday Pop-up Market In East Harlem

This Saturday, December 23rd, 2017, marks the final day of the La Marqueta Holiday Pop-up Market. To celebrate a great run, the Grammy Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la 21 will be making a stop at the market at 3pm. Continue Reading →

Spanish Harlem In The 1980’s (Photography)

The Guardian reports that growing up in New York, photographer Joseph Rodriguez would take the subway from Brooklyn to East Harlem, where his uncle had a sweet shop, to spend time with the community (Rodriguez is of Puerto Rican and Venezuelan descent). Continue Reading →

Good Reasons East Harlem’s Lyman Is A Champion

Harlem’s Lyman Good, born May 26, 1985, is a Puerto Rican American mixed martial artist. He is perhaps best known for his time spent with Bellator, where he was the inaugural Bellator Welterweight Champion. Continue Reading →

When Spanish Harlem Made The Boogaloo Big (video)

In 1966 at the height of rock and souls invasion of the pop charts Latin music in New York underwentThe Wall Street Journal reports that in 1966, at the height of rock and soul’s invasion of the pop charts, Latin music in New York underwent its own cultural revolution. Continue Reading →