18 Mar 2011
East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio, has a good deal of culture and a real neighborhood feel. The neighborhood stretches from 96th to 125th Street between 5th and 1st Avenues on the East Side. Predominantly Spanish speaking, East Harlem is a very tightly knit community where people sit outside watching life go by and catching up with their neighbors.
Although it is thought by some to be a tough neighborhood, redevelopment of many older buildings is transforming East Harlem into one of Manhattan's new and upcoming areas. With its cultural and Latin flavor, East Harlem boasts some of the city's best and most inexpensive restaurants. Fill up on steaming chili rellenos and head out some salsa dancing
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