East Harlem

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Get to know East Harlem

Sitting north of 110th Street and east of Fifth Avenue, “El Barrio” fills the northeast corner of Manhattan. It sits conveniently close to the Upper East Side and is an easy crossover to The Bronx, via the handful of bridges spanning the Harlem River. Residents enjoy easy subway access, a bevy of parks and a mix of new and established eateries — the latter category includes Rao's and Patsy's. The Wards Island Bridge, the city's only pedestrian-only river crossing, connects the scenic Randall's Island and Wards Island parks, lending to additional outdoor recreation opportunities.

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East Harlem Commerce & Culture

A mix of largely low and mid-rise buildings give the core of East Harlem a true neighborhood feel. Many storefronts are occupied by small businesses, though there’s also a convenient array of national retailers of all sizes — East River Plaza boasts a Target and Manhattan’s only Costco. East Harlem envelops the northeast corner of Central Park, with the upper end of Museum Mile firmly in the figurative range of the old Fort Clinton cannon. You’ll find Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio, and The Africa Center within just a few blocks of each other, with the Graffiti Hall of Fame close by.

East Harlem Schools