THIS IS EL BARRIO...THIS IS YOUR EAST HARLEM

Encompassing northeastern Manhattan from 96th Street to 139th Street, between the East River and Fifth Avenue, East Harlem—also known as El Barrio—feels a bit more intimate, a bit friendlier than much of NYC. While East Harlem maintains its strong Puerto Rican cultural identity, its residents also represent a myriad of cultures, including: Mexican, Caribbean, West African, Middle-Eastern, Chinese, and many others.

We invite you to appreciate East Harlem’s real community feel, admire the public art and community gardens, savor baked goods and ethnic foods, stop by La Marqueta (a marketplace from the 1930s), and learn at cultural institutions like El Museo del Barrio and Julia de Burgos Cultural Center.