East Harlem, located at the southeastern subsection of Harlem, is bordered by 5th Avenue to the west, the Harlem River to the north, East River to the east, and East 96th Street to the south. This neighborhood shares much of its rich cultural history with the rest of Harlem, but with a unique flavor. The area has a strong Latin-American population, and, combined with the influx of young urban professionals, the neighborhood is filled with new construction.
New condominiums and apartment buildings in the area have drawn more and more people to the affordable rents and the unique local character. El Museo del Barrio documents much of this culture, as a museum for the Latin American and Caribbean art and culture scene. Bargain-priced Latino and Caribbean taquerias dominate the local cuisine, and many boutiques and bars along Lexington Avenue are great hangout spots. This revitalized neighborhood is always on the cusp of something new.