East Harlem—also known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio —is full of culture, customs and community. Meagan Brauer of PopUp New York took CBSNewYork along for a day learning and experiencing the best of East Harlem— all for under $30.

El Museo Del Barrio

el museo del barrio PopUp New York: East Harlem For Less Than $30

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1230 5th Ave. at 104th Street

To learn more about East Harlem, its history and culture, visit El Museo del Bario. The museum was founded more than 30 years ago to reflect the cultural values of the Puerto Ricans who live in East Harlem. Today, it has grown to include artists from the Caribbean and Latin America. Admission to the museum is $9.

See Also: CBSNewYork’s Guide To Museums

La Fonda Boricua

la fonda boricua PopUp New York: East Harlem For Less Than $30

(credit: Paul Lowry)

169 East 106th St. (Between 3rd & Lexington)

Want to eat where Chef Bobby Flay throws down? Then come to La Fonda Boricua, the most famous Puerto Rican restaurant in New York City, to experience traditional, homestyle Puerto Rican food.

See Also: NYC’s Best Celebrity Chef Restaurants

The Spirit of East Harlem Mural

the spirit of east harlem PopUp New York: East Harlem For Less Than $30

(credit: NYC Economic Development Corp.)

104th Street & Lexington Avenue

Some of the best displays of culture can be seen in the district’s street art, on the walls of Spanish Harlem. The Spirit of East Harlem was originally painted in the 1970’s to celebrate the Puerto Rican culture in the neighborhood.

Graffiti Wall of Fame

graffiti wall of fame PopUp New York: East Harlem For Less Than $30

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106th Street & Park Avenue

Every year, the most talented street artists legally decorate the wall around this park, known as the Graffiti Wall of Fame, to celebrate the art of East Harlem.


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