I have the privilege of living in a colorful area in New York City. East Harlem is also known as Spanish Harlem and it's full of culture and vibrance. I love it for the cheap food, cheap(er) apartments, and close proximity to my school in the Bronx and all the fun stuff in Manhattan. I'm pretty much right between downtown and the Bronx, which is great. There's always loud music blasting and plenty of chatter. It's the perfect place for me!
Want more East Harlem? Check out this post from the archives: Signs and wonders of East Harlem.