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A week in East Harlem

I added another pin to the map, neighborhood #22 in Manhattan 

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George is the district manager of Community Board 11, which serves East Harlem.  Listen for some interesting stories and stats about the neighborhood with the most public housing in the United States.

Music by Delirata on SoundCloud

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What happens to a dream deferred?

Does it dry up
like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore—
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over—
like a syrupy sweet?

Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.

Or does it explode?

Langston Hughes, whose old house is down the block from me this week in East Harlem

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Booked! East Harlem this Sunday

I’ll be spending the week on 132nd and Madison.  This will be my first week in East Harlem and neighborhood number 43 in New York City.

The neighborhood contains the highest geographical concentration of low income public housing projects in the United States.

What should I do and who should I meet?

Each week, I’m searching for and interviewing the most interesting person in the neighborhood.  I’m documenting this project using the SoundCloud iPhone App.  Have a story you want to tell?  Send it to me and I’ll post it to the City Stories Group page.  Here’s a clip from Carroll Gardens.  

The most interesting person in Carroll Gardens by thenycnomad