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Manhattan’s “Little Mexico”

Cinco de Mayo is only a few days away, and there are plenty of places in NYC to enjoy a Margarita, chips, and salsa under red, white and green streamers.  But for a unique cultural experience (and truly authentic food), explore one of NYC’s newest ethnic communities: East Harlem’s “Little Mexico.” East Harlem has been […]

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Philip A. Payton: the Father of Harlem

Harlem’s been called “the Black Capital of America,” a haven for Blacks from around the nation (and the world).  It has been the nexus of African American culture, and home to the largest black population outside Africa.  All resulted from the ambitions of one man – Philip A. Payton, Jr. Harlem was founded in the […]

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Martin Luther King Jr. in NYC

Martin Luther King Jr.

“This is not your city of residence, Dr. King, but it is your city nevertheless…We claim you, henceforth, as an honorary New Yorker.”  With these words, Mayor Robert F. Wagner presented Martin Luther King Jr. with the Medallion of Honor of the City of New York in 1964.  New York City played a significant role […]

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