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Investigators Find Leak in Gas Pipe Beneath East Harlem Explosion

The 8-inch gas pipe that supplied the two buildings failed federal investigators' tests.

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East Harlem Group Using Homeless to Tackle Trash Problem Wins $100K Grant

New Harlem East Merchants Association was one of six winners of the city's Neighborhood Challenge Grant.

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Murals to Showcase Immigrant Diaspora in East Harlem and the South Bronx

Puerto Rican art collective La Respueta is bringing together international artists to create the murals.

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El Barrio Celebrates Afro-Puerto Rican Heritage with Weekend Festival

The decades-old festival combines African, Caribbean and Spanish traditions and flavors.

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AG Investigates Money Trail Between Coors and Puerto Rican Day Parade Team

Eric Schneiderman is looking into how the parade's board used MillerCoors funds meant for scholarships.

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New High-Capacity Trash Cans Aim to Keep the Streets of El Barrio Cleaner

Eighteen new high-capacity trash cans have been purchased for the neighborhood.

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'Spirit of Community' Highlights Period of El Barrio Art

Spirit of Community: Artists of El Barrio & Beyond focuses on the works of several East Harlem artists.

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$1.8M in Funding to Be Split Among Six Projects in East Harlem, The Bronx

The discretionary funding for District 8 is the result of the participatory budgeting process.

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CB 11 Black Members Say They Were Displaced for Latinos to 'Appease Quotas'

The number of Latinos on CB 11 jumped to 20 from 15 after complaints from community members.

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East Harlem Filmmaker Turns Lens on Gentrification

Andrew Padilla's documentary "El Barrio Tours" premieres in East Harlem on April 5.

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Pols Call for Safety Measures, Enforcement Near Where Boy Was Killed

Officials say the Department of Transportation needs to increase safety measures in the area.

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Only a Third of Community Board Members in East Harlem Are Latino

Community Board 11 has between 15 and 17 Latino members out of 46 current board representatives.

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East Harlem Wants a Business Improvement District Despite Past Failures

Community Board 11 Chair wants to ramp up the process of creating a BID by the end of the year.

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East Harlem Zoning Plan Envisions Commercial Corridor, Affordable Housing

Developing Park Avenue underneath the Metro-North viaduct is a priority of the zoning proposal.

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Mugging Suspect Who Targeted Asians Wanted Cash for Drugs, Sources Say

Jason Commisso, who police say robbed eight victims in East Harlem, was caught riding a New Jersey bus.

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