History of East Harlem

The Ever Changing Face of a Historic Neighborhood

With Zack Rhodes

El Barrio, Spanish Harlem, East Harlem, Italian Harlem. There are many names used to describe the neighborhood taking up space from 96th Street to 125th Street on Manhattan’s eastern side. This tour will ‘begin’ in the late 19th century when an influx of Sicilian, Jewish, and German immigrants moved to the area. We’ll see sites famous for their history as Manhattan’s first Little Italy and sites known for their relationship to the Genovese crime family. Then, we’ll walk south to visit and view sites significant to the Spanish-speaking community and other recent immigrant groups. Along the way we will stop to admire many of the beautiful and unique murals that dot the neighborhood.

Sunday, December 8
11:00 AM — 1:00 PM

Member: $20
Non-member: $30

exterior of clothing store in East Harlem
East Harlem at 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. Photo: Wikimedia Commons, Knulclunk. Modifications: photo cropped.