Join The Greater Harlem Coalition on Thursday next week for a conversation with Mount Sinai who runs the methadone programs in the Lee Building (125th Street and Park Avenue). The Zoom Town Hall will be at 7:00 PM. Click here: To Register
East Harlem Vaccination Site Coming
Patch’s Nick Garber reports that the Mayor has said that East Harlem will be the side of a large-scale vaccination center.
Rabbis, Mean Streets, and Disney
East Harlem has always been a melting pot. I came across this recently and wondered what was now located on East 103rd Street.
The site is located next to the beautiful stone MetroNorth tracks and a trio of stone arches (one for cars, two for pedestrians) but is now a park run by NYRP. The New York Restoration Project – started by Bette Midler – got co-sponsorship from the Disney Corporation for a park overhaul.
Both the former yeshiva and the current Disney park bracket the mid-century life that Piri Thomas brought to the printed page in
his novel Down These Mean Streets which takes place right here, on East 103rd Street – across from the abandoned yeshiva, and before the Disney park.