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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…

Hostos Community College Honors Author Nicholasa Mohr

By Robert Waddell Once when late drummer Joe Cuba was about to be honored for his achievements in music, he quoted the salsa song “Damelo En Vida,” meaning that tributes and lifetime achievement awards are more valuable in life to the receiver rather than after. In the last few years, Latino arts has seen its…