The Politics Of The Harlem River Divide In The 8th Council District

Only two New City Council districts cross borough lines, and only the 8th district spanning Manhattan and the Bronx actually crosses a river—in this case, the Harlem River—to do so. Continue Reading →

Uptown Bounce With Hecho en El Barrio At El Museo del Barrio

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors are invited to participate in a community weaving and mural project, enjoy an Afro-Cuban movement workshop with Master Instructor Stevie Insua Ruiz, and tour our new summer exhibitions with our Senior Curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Continue Reading →

50 Years Of Cultural Heritage Celebrated At Loíza Festival 2017 In El Barrio

With a three-day event, the Annual Festival [easyazon_link identifier=”1881715647″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Santiago Apóstol de Loíza[/easyazon_link] in El Barrio celebrates a half century of African influence of the Puerto Rican and Latino immigrant communities settled in New York City. Continue Reading →

Date Changed For First Key Vote On East Harlem Rezoning

With less than two weeks notice and no community notification, the East Harlem community board changed the time of a key meeting that will inform the board’s ultimate vote on the city’s proposed rezoning of East Harlem. Continue Reading →

A Rezoning Trojan Horse For East Harlem

In the ancient tale Aeneid of Virgil from the time of Augustus, an invading force of mercenaries arrived at the gates of Troy in a large wooden horse posed as a gift to gain favor with the residents to enter into and take over the unsuspecting populace. Continue Reading →