The Politics Of The Harlem River Divide In The 8th Council District

Only two New City Council districts cross borough lines, and only the 8th district spanning Manhattan and the Bronx actually crosses a river—in this case, the Harlem River—to do so. Continue Reading →

Uptown Bounce With Hecho en El Barrio At El Museo del Barrio

El Barrio comes alive at El Museo del Barrio! Inspired by our neighborhood, visitors are invited to participate in a community weaving and mural project, enjoy an Afro-Cuban movement workshop with Master Instructor Stevie Insua Ruiz, and tour our new summer exhibitions with our Senior Curator Rocio Aranda-Alvarado. Continue Reading →

50 Years Of Cultural Heritage Celebrated At Loíza Festival 2017 In El Barrio

With a three-day event, the Annual Festival Santiago Apóstol de Loíza in El Barrio celebrates a half century of African influence of the Puerto Rican and Latino immigrant communities settled in New York City. Continue Reading →

Date Changed For First Key Vote On East Harlem Rezoning

With less than two weeks notice and no community notification, the East Harlem community board changed the time of a key meeting that will inform the board’s ultimate vote on the city’s proposed rezoning of East Harlem. Continue Reading →

A Rezoning Trojan Horse For East Harlem

In the ancient tale Aeneid of Virgil from the time of Augustus, an invading force of mercenaries arrived at the gates of Troy in a large wooden horse posed as a gift to gain favor with the residents to enter into and take over the unsuspecting populace. Continue Reading →

Dave East Hits A Harlem Rooftop In “It Was Written” (Video )

Back in September, Dave East dropped his terrific Kairi Chanel mixtape. Today (Jan. 30), the 2016 XXL Freshman shares the music video for the project’s opening track, “It Was Written.” Continue Reading →

Call For Artists “Utopia” Exhibition In Northern Manhattan

The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NewYork–Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition titled “Utopia,” curated by Art In FLUX. Continue Reading →

‘Harlem River Drive’ Revisited With Eddie Palmieri (Video)

eddie-with-harlem-river-driveNPR reports that in 1971, Harlemite, pianist, composer and bandleader Eddie Palmieri put out a formative album called Harlem River Drive. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Organization Gets $10K Grant for Neighborhood Preservation

east-harlem-non-profitEast Harlem may now be known as “El Barrio,” but at one point in time it was home to a thriving Italian-American community. Continue Reading →

El Barrio! A Call to Action, Rezoning & Affordable Housing for Who?

23451ea0-fec3-49b6-bc3c-41b5ff919481This collaborative workshop is centered on building power among low-income people of color around topics of affordable housing, welfare, and employment. Continue Reading →

Call For Uptown Artists: Portraits of Community

seitu worldsThe Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance (NoMAA), in collaboration with NY-Presbyterian – The Allen Hospital, welcomes submissions for NoMAA’s next exhibition entitled “Portraits of Community: People, Places.” Continue Reading →

White Park Reopens After $3 Million Reconstruction In East Harlem

white rock parkAs city officials announced the reopening of East Harlem’s White Park on Thursday one sound echoed constantly in the background — the joyful screams and shrieks of a full playground. Continue Reading →

“Bananas & Budhas” At La Marqueta In East Harlem

bananas___Budha in harlemBananas & Budhas, José Morales dreamed of curating a season long outdoor photographic exhibit at La Marqueta but the fickle weather was always a factor…until he hooked up with Abey Charrón. Continue Reading →

Celebrating 49 Years Of African Influences At The Loiza Festival in El Barrio

CCCADI ORG LOIZAFESTIVALFestival Santiago Apóstol De Loiza En El Barrio, commonly known as the Loiza Festival in El Barrio, celebrates the African influence of Loiza, Puerto Rico in New York City. Continue Reading →

MNN El Barrio Will Host Summer Youth Program In Harlem

mnn12Starting July 5, the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center will host a five-week youth program in collaboration with Alianza Dominicana, El Barrio Operation Fightback, and the Police Athletic league through NYC’s Summer Youth Employment Program. Continue Reading →