Street scene in East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem, New York

East Harlem

About East Harlem

East Harlem is a vibrant uptown neighborhood, with a large residential population, that is located just north of Manhattan’s Upper East Side, running roughly from East 96th street to East 138th street between Fifth Ave and the East River. Long home to large Puerto Rican and Latin American communities the neighborhood is also known as Spanish Harlem (oftentimes shortened to SpaHa) or El Barrio. This rich and diverse heritage has left its mark on East Harlem, influencing its thriving cultural and entertainment scenes, which is reflected through the neighborhood’s soulful music, exciting street art and excellent ethnic restaurants. Apartment prices in East Harlem have remained low in comparison to its southern neighbor, the Upper East Side, yet the neighborhood offers residents many of the same perks as the UES, including easy access to central park. This combined with East Harlem’s attractive real estate prices has helped spark a new development boom, leading to an influx of new residents moving into the neighborhood in recent years.

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Places to eat & drink

La Shuk

Yelp rating354 reviews

Santiago's Beer Garden

Yelp rating110 reviews