About East Harlem
96th - 128th East River to 5th Avenue
Schools and Parks
Marcus Garvey Park, Thomas Jefferson Park
East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem and El Barrio, is a neighborhood with rich NYC History. In the 1930’s with a predominant Italian community the neighborhood was known as “Italian Harlem”. The original Patsy’s Pizzeria and one of the hardest table reservations in town “Rao’s” are influences of this era. Since the 1960’s the neighborhood has been home to a vibrant Latino and Puerto Rican community. Notable residents include Actor Al Pacino, former mayor Fiorello La Guardia, musicians Tito Puente, Tupac Shakur, and Ray Baretto.