Needle exchange programs were illegal in the United States at the time, despite their documented success by both the Government Accountability Office and the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
The front wall of 440 Jackson Avenue received the 49th mural of Writer’s World Peace Mural Tour, a mural series that can be seen across 42 cities in the U.S. and one in Mexico City.
Last Saturday, local residents danced, ate and socialized at the Metropolitan College of New York on East 149th Street, while celebrating the beginning of a project to bring public spaces to life in the neighborhood.
Photographer Joseph Rodriguez’s “El Barrio in the ‘80s,” will be on display at the Bronx Documentary Center until Dec. 23. “The whole bloody Brooklyn was on fire,” recalled Rodriguez, three decades after taking these shots of turmoil in the streets of East Harlem. “All these black men and brown men out there burning stuff down because of what was happening. You grow up with those visions in your head.”