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EDC, Melissa, Yolanda and The Julia – Rumble in El Barrio?

Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center

Note: There has been some controversy for some time over charges of the mismanagement of the city-owned building housing the Julia de Burgos Cultural Center in Manhattan’s East Harlem. In a highly controversial move, alleging mismanagement by Taller Boricua, New York City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverto intervened to change the management of the center working through…

The Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center: Art, Transformation, and Political Muscle

Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center

Council Member Mark-Viverito’s campaign to “reform” a sizeable portion of cultural programming space in a city-owned building has accelerated into a full-blown, East Harlem-style political brawl. On September 30th, the NYC Economic Development Corporation (EDC), on behalf of the Council Member, issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEI) to rent, operate and maintain 8,000…