Landmark Spotlight

For our Back to School Series feature in partnership with Urban Archive, we are exploring the beautiful historic schools that have educated generations of East Harlem children. The schools highlighted in this tour were all built before 1950. Most of them were built in the first few decades of the 20th century, with the majority still in use today – some as schools, while others have been converted to community resource centers and housing.

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This week, as we enjoy a time-honored Thanksgiving holiday where our nation gives thanks for the colonizing efforts of Europeans to create our current America, we should pause to reflect on and honor the remarkable, original stewards of this land we call home. Indigenous history is this land’s foundation, and we have a lot to learn from indigenous peoples’ past and present stewardship of our beloved landscapes.
With October 15th marking the end to Hispanic Heritage Month, we thought we would spotlight an impressive NYC Landmark that has beautiful and deeply rooted ties to the Hispanic community of East Harlem. Designated as an Individual Landmark by the Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1996, 1674 Lexington Avenue currently houses the Julia De Burgos Latino Cultural Center, but first began its life as Public School 72.

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