Move over Rockefeller Center: The city says El Barrio is the place to visit this holiday season.
NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, is touting East Harlem as part of its Neighborhood x Neighborhood campaign to spotlight less-visited communities in the five boroughs.
Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin said there will be several major events in the area this season for visitors... » more
With a vibrant and artistic culture you can’t find a street in this uptown Manhattan neighborhood that doesn’t speak to its loud and proud Latino community.
East Harlem, famously known as El Barrio, has a rich history of art, music and Puerto Rican culture that can be seen on a stroll around the neighborhood.
Puerto Rican flags anchor many community gardens, colorful murals decorate... » more
Police are investigating the death of a 3-year-old Harlem girl who was trapped inside a sofa bed Sunday evening.
Aissante Diallo, of West 140th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard, was pronounced dead after police found her unconscious about 6 p.m.
Diallo was on the sofa bed with her 10-year-old sister while their 5-year-old sister played in the same room. Somehow, the 5-year-old... » more
The city Tuesday announced its first "engagement center" for chronically absent students.
The West Harlem-based center aims to reduce truancy by keeping track of students; attendance and progress, letting them pick a school-based mentor and assigning each one with a trained advocate. The center will be staffed with social workers and officials from the city Department of Education,... » more