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.