Tag Archives: Harlem

Frida Fashion Fail in the City

I was just coming back from work and now this thing will hunt me forever… Photo: Laura Martínez, Harlem

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Hispanic Halloween in Harlem Be Like… 

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Some New York City Lawyers are Genuinely Bilingual…

… unlike racist New York lawyer Aaron Schlossberg, who once claimed to be “fluent in Spanish” but then went batshit crazy and threatened to call ICE on people speaking the language at his local deli. Shame on you, Señor Schlossberg. You … Continue reading

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Tamales Know no Borders

The so-called President can say whatever he wants, and build a wall as big as his ego, but my people continue to make this blogger (and many more Mexicans) very happy on this side of the border. Photo: Laura Martínez, 2017. … Continue reading

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Harlem Shoe Store Proudly Peddling Pablo Escobar Gear, Because ‘Narcos’

This shoe and clothing store has been around for ages in the corner of Broadway and 150th street, but only yesterday I noticed a new addition to their offer: a bright red baseball cap featuring none other than Pablo Escobar. I have no idea … Continue reading

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This Taco Truck in Manhattan Has Best Name Ever

The food is not as awesome as the name, but it’s OK. Photo: Laura Martínez, 2016, Harlem

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New Mexican Restaurant in Harlem Features a $17 Tostada Appetizer, Because Why Not?

Awww, the wonders of gentrification! I remember when you could just go have a simple, no-frills, $1 taco around my neighborhood. But these days the Hamilton Heights-West Harlem area is rapidly filling up with posh, mostly unaffordable “ethnic” places, catering to a mostly … Continue reading

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