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Michelle Cruz and the East Harlem Café: Nourishing Bodies and Souls

The buzz on the street began long before the East Harlem Café was officially launched in October 2008. Opening to great public and media fanfare, the Café welcomed hundreds of local residents, musicians, elected officials, and business and property owners who came out to celebrate and to wish owner Michelle Cruz good luck. With free Wi-Fi,…

East Harlem History and Culture, Soon a Thing of the Past?

By Robert Waddell New York is an ever-changing place, for good or ill. Last year there were two exhibitions celebrating the New York Landmarks Conservancy law that preserved many grand, old architectural buildings from demolition. This was the law that saved Grand Central Station but came three years too late to save the majestic Penn…