Current East Harlem Community
The East Harlem community is located on the North East part of the Island
of Manhattan in New York City. Its boundaries lie from First Avenue to
Fifth Avenue and from East 96th Street to East 125th Street.
Its over 116,000 residents are comprised mostly of Puerto Ricans and Afro-Americans.
Other races in the community include, Whites, Asians and South and Central
levels range from below $15,000 to over $150,000 a year. The average income
is $17, 205 a year. The majority of the employed work by providing services
as administrative secretaries, administrators, clericals, laborers, managerial,
professionals and fast food workers. Two of the biggest employers are
the two hospitals in the community - Metropolitan Hospital Center and
Mt. Sinai Hospital Center. Retail outlets and fast food restaurants also
employ many residents. A lot of residents also work outside the community,
Planning Information (PDF - 323Kb)
For further information
on East Harlem please read the 197-A Plan
from Community Board # 11. It contains historic, statistical and demographic
information. For a short historic overview
see the History section of this web site.