Tag Archives: Spanish Harlem

Art on the Streets of East Harlem

If you spend an afternoon wandering around East Harlem, you’ll immediately notice all of the amazing street art. From gorgeous murals to brilliant graffiti to intricate tile designs, beauty is everywhere. But if you live here and stroll by these … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor – Art for Change

Living in Spanish Harlem is always fresh. Perhaps, not the air, but definitely the energy. Come spring, this neighborhood comes alive the second the faintest hint of sweet, warm springness touches El Barrio. It’s a good time to reflect on … Continue reading

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Sunset in the City

The New York skyline is a stunning site to behold. But the New York sky? Not so much. However, every once in awhile a beautiful sunset takes place from our vantage point in East Harlem. We may not have the … Continue reading

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The Neighborhood Puzzle

East Harlem is a puzzle. And we don’t mean “puzzle” as in a mysterious urban land that is difficult to comprehend (although that is true to a certain degree for every New York neighborhood). No, literally we have a real … Continue reading

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The Murals of La Marqueta

Up at 115th and Park Avenue, some exciting developments are happening at La Marqueta, a long time public market under the Metro-North tracks. We’ll be posting more about this neighborhood landmark in the coming months, but first we thought we’d … Continue reading

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A Perfect Slice Of New York

How can such a simple food bring such enormous pleasure? We ask ourselves this question every time we step up to the take-out counter at Patsy’s Pizzeria (2287 1st Ave b/w 117th & 118th). While we wait to order a … Continue reading

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La Lovely Tropezienne

Here at across106thstreet we’re big fans of great baked goods. Fanatics really. Do you know anyone else who would travel many neighborhoods away just to pick up a banana chocolate chip muffin from a fish market? Didn’t think so. Luckily, … Continue reading

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Three Kings Day Parade

January 6th is always a special day in Spanish Harlem. The neighborhood comes out to celebrate Three Kings Day with a wonderful parade organized by El Museo Del Barrio that goes right down the heart of 106th Street. There’s great … Continue reading

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The 14th Annual Glöggfest

Glöggfest 2010 got off to a Bang Bang Push Push here in El Barrio. With the help of Joe Cuba, Shuggie Otis, Hector Lavoe, Fela Kuti, Run DMC, and the jazzoliday vibes from A Charlie Brown Christmas, the Glögg warmed … Continue reading

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Big Apple Love, Worms and All

If you’re into NYC history, or like the 106thstreeters who oft have to quote reliable sources about it, then The Encyclopedia of New York City is that go-to source. One of the coolest museum milers and neighbor to the 106thstreeters, … Continue reading

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