June 01, 2002

Map Problem

Taxi and Limosine Commission MapThe new Taxi and Limousine Commission maps which highlight communities throughout the New York City Area has short changed East Harlem. It has Spanish Harlem beginning at 86 Street and ending at 110th Street. Click on Map above to see for yourself. It seems someone did not bother to check with anyone in East Harlem about our communities' boundaries. At the very least it is a bad oversight, at worst it is disrespectful.

It' bad enough that our community is constantly being called "Harlem", leaving the "Spanish" out thereby misidentifying us. But now our own borders are misidentified making our community appear as if it starts in Yorkville and ends at 110th Street. Is there something maybe that we don't know? And why does Harlem begin at 110th Street on this map? Can someone please tell me what this is all about?

If you are as troubled by this map as I am please call the Taxi and Limousine Commission at 212-676-1000 or e-mail them here and let them know how you feel about this. - Jose B. Rivera

Posted by Jose at June 1, 2002 12:28 PM