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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…

A ‘Hood By Any Other Name?

Rafael Merino comments on “The South Bronx, and Proudly” by David Gonzalez of The New York Times. In a media-centric society, branding has become everything. It is scary to see how a small group of shortsighted individuals can sway the masses, or at least give it a good try. Here, in El Barrio/ Spanish Harlem,…