Mario César Romero, 78, Art Historian Of East Harlem, Dies, But His Contributions Does Not

By Larisa Ortiz, Center for Puerto Rican Studies

It is with great sadness that the family of Mario César Romero announces his passing. Mario César passed away on Tuesday, April 14, 2020, in Manhattan, NY. Continue Reading →


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Join Black Victory: A Virtual Commemoration And Celebration Of Hope, Perseverance, And Resilience

East Harlem Preservation invites you to join us for a virtual commemoration of the two-year anniversary of the removal of the statue of J. Marion Sims—a white southern doctor who experimented on Black women. Continue Reading →


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1.5K Public Urinators Ticketed Near Closed Harlem Toilet

Advocates rallied Tuesday at the site of a now-defunct public restroom in East Harlem and called on the city to rehabilitate and reopen the facility. Continue Reading →


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EHP Annual Event, Celebrating The People’s Churches In East Harlem

Join the East Harlem Preservation team as we celebrate the recent victory of the removal of the J. Marion Sims statue and information on upcoming housing, cultural, and social justice campaigns. Continue Reading →


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We Did It! The J. Marion Sims Will Be Removed On Tuesday! #NotOurHero

After years of community action, including public protests26K+ petition signaturesdefacement with paint, and a near decapitation, the J. Marion Sims statue is finally coming down! We congratulate everyone involved in this effort! Continue Reading →


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Advocates From Harlem To Hollis Call For New Chair Of NYC Landmarks Commission

New York History Blog reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has proposed to overhaul its rules under the guise of “increasing transparency.” Continue Reading →


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Legal Aid Files Lawsuit Challenging East Harlem Rezoning (More)

The Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit today in New York County Supreme Court contesting the East Harlem rezoning, which was recently approved by the New York City Council late last year. Continue Reading →


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