Tag Archive for East Harlem

El Barrio No Se Vende: East Harlem Residents Say NO to Racist Rezoning!

El Barrio No Se Vende: East Harlem Residents Say NO to Racist Rezoning!

“One who has not experienced gentrification does not know how harmful that may be to the Puerto Rican people.” — Oscar López Rivera Rezoning low-income communities of color is about much more than “just the facts.” It transcends statistics, analysis, and policy – however “participatory” the planning process may appear. Indeed, encouraging massive increases in…

East Harlem Residents Face the Beast of Urban Renewal – Again

East Harlem Residents Face the Beast of Urban Renewal – Again Must They Do So Alone?

Must They Do So Alone? Op-ed by Lynn Ellsworth Summer is here.  While the Indivisible activists make calls against Trump, while urbanists lament that East Midtown seems doomed to become Dubai, and while the elite of NYC plan summer retreats to the beach, another a tragedy has been unfolding uptown among people in East Harlem:…

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…

East Harlem Photos (2014)

Aplauso! to Poet Laureate of El Barrio: Jesús Papoleto Meléndez Casabe Senior Center, November 16, 2014 Scenes from “A Feather in Each Hand” Exhibition at Taller Boricua, October 12, 2014 Gathering of Carnations: Marathon reading of Julia de Burgos’ poetry Stickball Galley @ Taino Towers, September 27, 2014 Annual Brides March, September 26, 2014 Highlights…

Photos & Videos (2013)

nu-YO-Rican Exhibition @CentroPR – November, 2013 Unveiling of “Rafael Tufiño Way” on 103rd Street & Lexington Ave. – October 18, 2013 2Leaf Press Book Party for @Papoleto’s “Hey Yo, Yo Soy!” – October 17, 2013 Installation of Steeple and Tour of P.S. 109 – October 2, 2013 Garden Griots at Chenchita’s – September 28, 2013…

Got rep? Latinos Call for More Representation on Community Board 11

According to a recent census report, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Dominicans represent 52% of the population in East Harlem. (Considering the large presence of undocumented Spanish-speaking immigrants in the neighborhood, the percentage of Hispanics is probably more.) Despite such high numbers, local stakeholders report that less than one-third of Community Board 11 members are Latino.…