Known to many as Spanish Harlem, the East Harlem neighborhood has one of the largest Latino communities in Manhattan New York City. The area’s vibrant roots are depicted through its large-scale murals, discussed in its museums and revered by its residents.
The East Harlem area is actually not part of the greater Harlem neighborhood. Spanish Harlem is the area just north of the Upper East Side and East 96th Street. It’s bound by Fifth Avenue on the west and the Harlem River on the east.
Table of Contents
- 1 Need a Personal Injury Attorney in East Harlem?
- 2 Our Trial Attorneys Focus on Mesothelioma Claims
- 3 Top-Rated, Award-Winning Lawyers Serving Harlem
- 4 Our Law Firm Is Nationally Recognized for Getting Results
- 5 Providing Top-Quality Legal Services to East Harlem Residents
- 6 Key Features of the Area
- 7 A Brief History of East Harlem
- 8 Directions to Belluck & Fox from East Harlem
Need a Personal Injury Attorney in East Harlem?
The nationally recognized personal injury lawyers at Belluck & Fox are here to serve the residents of East Harlem and nearby areas that we serve. We have decades of experience fighting for the rights of those who have been seriously harmed due to the negligence of others. Our law firm is widely respected for providing personalized customer service, thoughtful legal strategies and aggressive advocacy for our deserving clients.
Our Trial Attorneys Focus on Mesothelioma Claims
For many years, the dangerous mineral asbestos was used in construction, industrial, commercial and household products. Still today, these cancer-causing materials can be found in buildings throughout East Harlem and New York. Exposure to asbestos can cause the deadly cancer mesothelioma, lung cancer, asbestosis and other life-threatening diseases.
Our law firm’s main practice area is asbestos litigation. We demand maximum compensation for people who have been diagnosed with mesothelioma and other serious illnesses after being exposed to asbestos. Our mesothelioma law firm is committed to holding asbestos companies accountable for failing to warn the public about the tragic health effects of their products.
Top-Rated, Award-Winning Lawyers Serving Harlem
The aggressive NYC mesothelioma trial lawyers at Belluck & Fox are routinely recognized by our colleagues and peers in the legal community for our commitment to our clients and our unwavering pursuit of justice. We have received recognition from:
- Super Lawyers
- Best Lawyers
- The National Law Journal
Our Law Firm Is Nationally Recognized for Getting Results
At Belluck & Fox, we measure our success by the results we obtain for our clients. Our law firm has recovered more than $1 billion on behalf of severely injured and ill individuals and their families. Learn more about our case results.
Providing Top-Quality Legal Services to East Harlem Residents
Our experienced personal injury attorneys are aggressive in our pursuit of justice on behalf of those who have been hurt due to negligence. Some of the common types of cases we handle include:
- Defective products
- Dangerous pharmaceuticals
- Asbestos claims
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Construction accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle wrecks
- Truck accidents
- Dog bites
- Nursing home abuse
- Wrongful death
If you or someone you love has been harmed by the negligent actions of others, Belluck & Fox is here to help.
Key Features of the Area
At the core of East Harlem is the historic La Marqueta, an open-air market space that has provided entrepreneurial opportunities for residents for almost a century. As the area became more and more influenced by immigrants from Puerto Rico, Cuba and the Dominican Republic, La Marqueta transformed into a space where New Yorkers can experience Latin cuisines and traditional live music.
East Harlem is also home to the iconic Graffiti Hall of Fame. The mural was founded by local Ray “Sting Ray” Rodriguez in 1980 as a space for street artists to perfect their craft. Today artists and photographers still visit the spot to continue Sting Ray’s street art legacy.
El Museo del Barrio stands as a tribute to underrepresented artists amongst the city’s numerous museums. The collection holds over 6,500 permanent pieces from artists of Caribbean and Latin American descent.
A Brief History of East Harlem
1860s: The first residential homes are built in the area.
1890s: Affordable housing attracts immigrants from all over to reside in the area. German, Italian, Eastern European and Jewish communities live amongst each other.
1910: Italian immigrants dominate the area by a large majority, and the area is nicknamed “Italian Harlem.”
1920: After the end of World War I, Puerto Rican and Latin American immigrants move to East Harlem en masse. As Italians begin migrating to the Bronx and other areas, East Harlem is given its current nickname “Spanish Harlem.”
1950s: Many of the original buildings from the 1860s are leveled by the city in urban renewal efforts.
2016: East Harlem is featured in The New York Times as one of the city’s “Next Hot Neighborhoods.” An influx of recent young professionals has caused rent prices to rise in some parts of the barrow.
Directions to Belluck & Fox from East Harlem
Belluck & Fox’s Manhattan law office is located in Midtown at 546 Fifth Ave., 5th Floor, New York, NY 10036. From East Harlem, head south on Second Avenue and take a left onto East 102nd Street. Take the second right onto the FDR Drive and continue along for approximately 3.5 miles. Exit to your right onto East 49th Street and continue straight until taking a left onto Fifth Avenue. Drive four more blocks until you’ve reached our office at the corner of Fifth Avenue and West 45th Street.
Our law office also is accessible by taking the 4, 5, or 6 subway trains from the 125th Street Station to Grand Central/42nd Street. You can also take the 6 train from 116th St, 110th St, or 103rd St.