El Museo Del Barrio
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.
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La Fonda Boricua
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.
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The Spirit of East Harlem Mural
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
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.