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Gentrification and the Historic New Harlem

  • Corner of 103rd St. and Lexington Ave. (map)

East Harlem: Gentrification and the Historic New Harlem

East Harlem is a very old neighborhood. Its tenements, public housing, and the current boom in condos now creates a new mix of people. In the past Harlem was home to Chinese, Italian, African American, Sephardic Jew, Spanish, Carribean, Mexican and Latin American residents. Now there is a smattering of persons from Mali, Burkina Faso, Egypt, India, Russia, Senegal, Gambia and Ethiopia. The area is undergoing gentrification so now East Harlem sees and hear a population that formerly lived south of East 96th St., the unofficial dividing line between the inner city residents and the upper middle class. Explore this change with Dr. Sandra Hernandez, East Harlem expert native.

Time: 11:00am-1:00pm

Date: Saturday May 5, 2012

Event Start: Corner of 103rd St. and Lexington Ave.

Event End: 116th St. and Lexington Ave.

Host: Dr. Sandra Hernandez, of the Architect Designer Planners for Social Responsibility

Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.

Accessibility: Not Accessible – stairs, obstacles, uneven terrain, steep paths