The article also laments that the mall at East 116th Street and the FDR Drive has brought in "throngs of downtown people" and brownstones prices are no longer affordable in the neighborhood. Then again, the writer confesses to be "delighted to have Costco, Target, Marshalls, Old Navy, Best Buy and PetSmart within walking distance, even if the after-midnight delivery trucks rattle my windows and my nerves." So is the trade-off worth it? Read more in the Daily News: LINK
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
☞ SHOP: East Harlem Loses Identity to Mall?
In today's New York Daily News, a 29 year resident of East Harlem laments on how the East River Plaza has taken over El Barrio's identity. Now that Target has a big "Hello Harlem" sign out front, neighborhood names are once again a big issue. East Harlem or El Barrio has it's own character different than greater Harlem, so why not call it by its full name?