East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: The Casita

(Special collaboration between Rios and photographer Martha Cooper)

121 E. 115th St.

By Oliver Rios

 

In a special collaboration between Rios and photojournalist Martha Cooper, East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: The Casita AR project features the “casitas” in New York City. The “casitas” became a cultural oasis to the many Puerto Ricans residing in this neighborhood during the 1980s. Today, very few remain around the City. For East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: The Casita, Rios used Cooper’s photographs to build the photo galleries that will allow viewers to learn more about how locals gathered around the “casitas” to enjoy each other’s company. East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s: The Casita AR project, which is part of Rios’ East Harlem Casitas of the 1980s series, is located on 121 E. 115th St., between Lexington and Park avenues.

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