Spirit of East Harlem Mural
This eight-decade-old emporium of spiritual ephemera is a wonder to behold: bursting with crucifixes, candles, incense and mystery...
Graffiti Hall of Fame
A schoolyard that celebrates all sorts of taggers, this art gallery of the street was founded in 1980 by graffiti artist Ray Rodriguez...
El Museo del Barrio
Bienvenido to one of New York’s premiere Latino institutions, whose thoughtful, rotating exhibitions span all media, from painting and...
El Paso Taqueria
For some delicious, honest-to-goodness Mexican cuisine (a bit hard to come by in this city), don’t pass up a chance to dine in this...
Lonely Planet review
For truly beautiful street art, visit the legendary ‘Spirit of East Harlem’ mural, created by Manny Vega in 1978 and restored in the ’90s; when it was defaced by taggers recently, community members were outraged, and discussions about graffiti vs graffiti ensued.