Whose Barrio The Film


ED MORALES is a Bronx native who has covered New York as a print journalist for publications like The Village Voice, The Nation, The New York Times, and the Progressive Media Project. He has written a column on Latin music for Newsday for the last seven years. He is the author of two books, Living in Spanglish (St. Martins)and The Latin Beat (Da Capo Press).

He was a touring member of Nuyorican Poets Café Live in the 1990s and a Revson Fellow at Columbia University in 2006-7.
Ed Morales  

Whose Barrio? was inspired by “Spanish Harlem on His Mind,” an essay published in 2003 in The New York Times and in the anthology New York Stories: The Best of the City Section of the New York Times, edited by Connie Rosenblum (NYU Press).

LAURA RIVERA is a news reporter at Newsday. She received a Master’s degree in Journalism from NYU in 2006, where her thesis was on the gentrification of East Harlem.

Her journalistic work has appeared in The New York Times, El Diario La Prensa, and The Star-Ledger.

She previously worked as a producer/on camera reporter for Cultura Viva, a nightly hourlong news show about culture and fine art broadcast on WIPR,channel 6 in her native San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Laura Rivera  
The Gentrification of East Harlem

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