CCCADI ~ Making Music in El Barrio




The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) moved into a historic firehouse in East Harlem in 2016.  Since then, a plethora of art, education and entertainment have filled the floors within. Here are a few events coming up that caught our eye.

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Dream Street Park ~ East Harlem




Who wouldn’t want to live on ~ Dream Street.  Well, in this case, we’re on 124th Street between Second and Third Avenues ~ and the dreamy mural is a depiction of a multi-cultural city painted by local children, most of them homeless.

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125th Street in East Harlem ~ a Work in Progress?




One East Harlem will be located at 201 East 125th Street. Rendering courtesy of S9 Architecture will include a two-story supermarket! The building topped-off in June, 2020.

125th Street in East Harlem has seen a constant stream of renovations and building over this past several years. We thought this might be a good time to review what we know about projects coming to East Harlem this year, and continue to update as the year unfolds.

In addition, the Second Avenue Subway extension, which will run to a new station between Park and Lexington Avenues, will affect new building along East 125th Street (Durst and Extell) ~ an Update Here.

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Looking Back at the Many Lives of RKO Proctor’s 125th Street Theatre




RKO Proctor’s 125th Street Theatre. Image via MCNY


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East Harlem’s Old Trowel & Square Building Renovations

26 East 125th Street between Madison Avenue & Fifth Avenue from L-R, Trowel & Square, Brownstone Boutique, Serengeti Kitchen, Harlem Underground
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