Latin Music in New York straight from East Harlem. With New York Creators focus on Harlem music and Latin music in New York. Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month here at New York Creators with our look at some of our favorite joints in El Barrio
El Barrio, also known as Spanish Harlem, is home to plenty of great New York Creators. This section of Harlem spans from East 96th Street to East 142nd Street east of 5th Avenue. Real estate in Spanish Harlem is doing very well.
Spanish Harlem History
Following World War I, an influx of Latin American — specifically Puerto Rican — immigrants filled this section of Manhattan with a vibrant, lively culture. While the area is more diverse today, you can still walk down any street and see how prominent Latin American culture is the neighborhood. You’ll find the streets flooded with the sounds of Hispanic rhythms, the scent of alcapurrias — Puerto Rican fritters — and the sights of various shops, restaurants and cultural landmarks. Stop by the Julia de Burgos Performance and Arts Center for one of their special events, like a film screening, exhibit or musical performance. Don’t forget to drop into La Marqueta (The Market) between 111th Street and 116th Street, where you’ll find delicious food as well as live music and fun little shops.