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East Harlem

East Harlem is a working-class neighborhood, populated with the highest concentration of public housing in New York City.


East Harlem slideshow (Coming Soon)

The Neighborhood

East Harlem stretches north from East 116th street and east from Fifth Avenue toward the Harlem River. Much of the area began as the original "Little Italy" before the more infamous (and now dwindling) downtown enclave.

In more recent times, the neighborhood has seen an influx of Puerto Rican immigrants, who have helped shape its modern culture and personality.


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All photography provided by Samuel Walters