National PR Day Parade Launches 2018 Scholarship Program

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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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 →


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East Harlem Is Booming With Business

NY Post reports that East Harlem is booming with 37 percent more businesses over the last 10 years — double the citywide average, according to a report released Thursday. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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Diddy Just Pledged $100,000 To Puerto Rico

Miami.com reports that when Harlem ‘s Diddy comes to town he usually brings an entourage of industry friends, but this time he’s also bringing bags of cash. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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Marcus Samuelsson: Puerto Rican Pastelillos Recipe

By Marcus Samuelsson

This Puerto Rican savory pies are filled with meat, with a flakier dough than traditional empanadas. Continue Reading →


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