Tag Archive | "East Harlem"

As city rents rise, artists flock to affordable neighborhoods for work space

For years, creative professionals have been pushed out of Manhattan by gentrification. Now, one artist and entrepreneur is providing cheaper studios in East Harlem to keep the community of Latino artists there alive and encourage the public to discover and appreciate the area’s unique art.

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Fight for $15? NYC ethnic communities respond to minimum wage proposal

The proposal to raise minimum wage for all New York workers drew mixed reaction from workers and employers.

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East Harlem Prepares for Fight Against Luxury Development

Many East Harlem residents are protesting a luxury high-rise development at the site of a shopping center in their neighborhood.

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East Harlem Takes Budget Into Its Own Hands

East Harlem residents met last night to debate how $1 million should be spent in their neighborhood as part of the city’s participatory budgeting initiative.

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Miniature Mariachis Learn the Music of Mexico in Manhattan

At an academy in East Harlem, a veteran musician who has played at places like Carnegie Hall includes Spanish and Mexican heritage in his nightly lessons.

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