Meet The Fabulous Food And The Chefs Behind Puerto Rico’s Buzzing New Dining Scene

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With deep roots in Harlem, as Puerto Rico emerges from the shadows of tragedy, a small but mighty generation of expat chefs is returning to the island to give its long-lagging culinary scene a dash of new hope. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem’s African/Afro-Caribbean Legendary Poet Julia de Burgos 1914 – 1953

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Julia de Burgos, February 17, 1914 – July 6, 1953, was a poet from Puerto Rico. As an advocate of Puerto Rican independence, she served as Secretary General of the Daughters of Freedom, the women’s branch of the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Rep. Espaillat Holds Roundtable On Impact On The Dominican Republic (Spanish)

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Today, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, hosted a Member roundtable to discuss the impact of Section 232 tariffs on the Dominican Republic and continued efforts to rebuild Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

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National PR Day Parade Launches 2018 Scholarship Program

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This year the program will award 100 scholarships valued at $2,000 each, for a total $200,000, to exceptional students of Puerto Rican descent that are making a difference in their communities. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce Aid For Hurricane Maria Residents

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Mayor Bill de Blasio and Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced a public-private partnership to provide over $1.5 million worth of supplies… Continue Reading →

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Puerto Ricans Who Moved To Harlem After Hurricane Maria Are Living In Uncertainity

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Buzzfeed reports that Puerto Ricans who fled the storm-ravaged island for New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are living in a state of uncertainty. Continue Reading →

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Public Testimony From Puerto Ricans Impacted By Hurricanes Irma And Maria In Harlem

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A Town Hall meeting featuring first-hand eyewitness accounts of the devastation and reports in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6pm at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, co hosted by Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Rep. Adriano Espaillat Discusses Hurricane Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico

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Today, Harlem Representative Adriano Espaillat joined C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio Announces Support To Individuals & Families From The Hurricanes

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Mayor de Blasio announced today that a service center will open next week to support displaced individuals and families from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands following recent hurricanes. Continue Reading →

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Hundreds Raise Money For Puerto Rico In Harlem

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PX11 reports that the night was called Boricuas United. Hundreds gathered in East Harlem for a Puerto Rican relief fund raiser with lots of style, Salsa and substance. Continue Reading →

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