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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.
Saint Cecilia’s Church, built from 1883-87, is located at 120 East 106th Street in the section of East Harlem known as “El Barrio,” between Lexington and Park Avenues. The church was one of the first religious institutions built in the area. The building’s function as a Roman Catholic Parish has been in continuous use since 1884.

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