A Final Farewell & Thank You, From Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito

Dear Neighbors:

I hope you all are having a great week so far and are keeping warm! Continue Reading →

Festive, Cultural Tradition Coming To The La Marqueta Holiday Pop-up Market In East Harlem

This Saturday, December 23rd, 2017, marks the final day of the La Marqueta Holiday Pop-up Market. To celebrate a great run, the Grammy Award-nominated musicians of Los Pleneros de la 21 will be making a stop at the market at 3pm. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Mark-Viverito, Bill Perkins And Council Announce Agreement To Rezone Harlem

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, Council Member Bill Perkins and the New York City Council today announced an agreement to rezone El Barrio/East Harlem and secure investments for many priorities of the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan. Continue Reading →

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Campaigns For Teddy Kennedy In Harlem, 1980

Here’s Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis March 24th, 1980, on the campaign trail for Senator Edward “Teddy” Kennedy shaking hands with sellers from the famous Spanish Harlem market “La Marqueta”, on 125th Street and Park Avenue during grocery shopping. Continue Reading →

Update: La Marqueta Gets $5.5 Mil Facelift In Harlem

A multi-million dollar renovation project at La Marqueta, an open-air events and retail space in East Harlem, is set to begin this month, a spokeswoman for the city Economic Development Corporation told Patch. Continue Reading →

El Barrio’s Fav Outdoor Party Spot To Get Million Dollar Makeover

The city will foot the bill for a $5.5 million renovation of the outdoor portion of La Marqueta, the popular neighborhood spot for live music and dancing under the Metro North track on Park Avenue and 116th Street, DNAinfo New York has learned. 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 →