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Place Explorer: East Harlem

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Place Name Neighborhood Borough
Addicts Rehabilitation Center East Harlem Manhattan Center for substance abuse treatment
Aguilar Branch, New York Public Library East Harlem Manhattan Library named after a Sephardic Jewish author with a strong Spanish language collection
Alice Kornegay Triangle Playground East Harlem Manhattan Playground named after a community advocate
Alice Neel Residence East Harlem Manhattan Former home of Spanish Harlem portrait painter & WPA artist
Benjamin Franklin High School (former) East Harlem Manhattan East Harlem's first public high school (now Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics)
Casa Latina East Harlem Manhattan The longest-running music store in El Barrio
Celebrating Puerto Rican Musicians Mural East Harlem Manhattan Depiction of important Latino musicians by James de la Vega
Church of the Resurrection (site of) East Harlem Manhattan Ministry that led the revitalization of the Metro North Community area
Cicely Tyson House East Harlem Manhattan Childhood home of the famous actress
Crack is Wack Playground East Harlem Manhattan Park decorated with the work of Keith Haring
El Camino Outreach Center East Harlem Manhattan A Jewish Socialist headquarters turned social service provider
El Museo del Barrio East Harlem Manhattan Art museum focusing on Caribbean and Latin American art and artists
Elmendorf Reformed Church East Harlem Manhattan Historic church and African burial ground
First Sharon Baptist Church (formerly First United Presbyterian Church) East Harlem Manhattan Congregation formerly led by a Socialist leader and five-time presidential candidate
First Spanish United Methodist Church East Harlem Manhattan The center of a political movement, known as "the people's church"
Franklin Plaza Cooperatives and Gardens East Harlem Manhattan Housing projects transformed by local residents
Harbor Conservatory for the Performing Arts East Harlem Manhattan Preserves and promotes New York's Latin music heritage with music lessons, dance classes and acting classes
Harlem Courthouse East Harlem Manhattan A stunning 19th century building, now home to the Harlem Community Justice Center
Harlem Meer East Harlem Manhattan Lake in the northeastern tip of Central Park
Hope Tree East Harlem Manhattan Tree decorated with commemorative items
Iglesia Luterana Sion East Harlem Manhattan Lutheran church used by German-American and Hispanic communities (formerly St. Johannes Kirche Lutheran Church)
Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center East Harlem Manhattan Studios and performing space for Latino artists
La Marqueta (formerly Park Avenue Market) East Harlem Manhattan Indoor market serving East Harlem
LaGuardia Memorial House & Scan Corsi Senior Center East Harlem Manhattan Social service provider for over a century
Lucky Corner East Harlem Manhattan Intersection where Fiorello LaGuardia and other politicians held rallies
Marcantonio & LaGuardia Headquarters (former) East Harlem Manhattan A center of progressive politics in the early- to mid-1900s
Mariachi Academy of New York East Harlem Manhattan School dedicated to teaching a Mexican musical tradition
Metro North Community East Harlem Manhattan Tenement neighborhood rebuilt with new affordable housing
Mt. Morris Turkish Baths (former) East Harlem Manhattan Popular bathhouse and one of the last in NYC, founded in 1898
National Black Theatre East Harlem Manhattan Nonprofit with a mission to serve African American performers and audiences
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel RC Church East Harlem Manhattan One of the earliest Italian parishes, now with multiethnic congregation
Park Plaza and Park Palace East Harlem Manhattan Dance hall dubbed the "birthplace of New York Latin dance music"
Peace House (site of) East Harlem Manhattan Once, a center of pacifism
Pleasant Village East Harlem Manhattan 19th century enclave in East Harlem, partially demolished
Spirit of East Harlem Mural East Harlem Manhattan Four-story mural painted by and about El Barrio residents
St. Cecilia's Parish East Harlem Manhattan The second Catholic church in East Harlem
St. Edward the Martyr Episcopal Church East Harlem Manhattan Church whose style recalls its originally rural setting
St. Francis de Sales RC Church East Harlem Manhattan Historically Irish church
Thomas Jefferson Park and Pool East Harlem Manhattan WPA-era public pool that has seen some eras of racial strife
Union Settlement Association East Harlem Manhattan Neighborhood resource for over a century
Virgen Del Carmen Protegenos Shrine East Harlem Manhattan A commemorative shrine
Washburn Wire Factory (site of) East Harlem Manhattan Once, one of the largest manufacturing plants in Manhattan
Young Devils Stickball Field East Harlem Manhattan One spot where a popular street game was played in the 1930's