working together east harlem

East Harlem Working Together

Launched in 2017, the Working Together campaign is a coalition of small businesses, community partners and city agencies across East Harlem to encourage equitable economic development and small business growth. Working Together is is currently funded under a 4-year grant by The Economic Development Corporation, through the NYC Department of Small Business Services.

Happy International Women's Day

International Women's Day

Recognizing the achievements of local women owned businesses in East Harlem.

Happy International Women's Day.

Small Business Spotlight

Serengeti Teas and Provisions

Honoring and celebrating the Serengeti and the natural teas from the region.

For more information visit them online.

Hispanic Heritage Month 2020

Capri Bakery

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we visited Capri Bakery on 186 East 116th to see how they prepare their delicious Cuban Sandwich.

For more information visit them online.

Doña Maty

In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we visited Doña Maty on 228 East 116th to see how they prepare a popular Mexican staple: “Quesadillas"

For more information visit them online.

East Harlem 2020 Holidays

Holiday Lights 2020

East 116th Holiday Lights

This year (2020) we placed lights on the East 116th Street corridor to bring holiday cheers to the area.

East Harlem Parrandas 2020

Saturday 12/19/2020

7pm @ Cakeburgers
8pm @ La Fonda

Sunday 12/20/2020

12pm @ Sapoara
1pm @ Cassava House

Covid-19 News

Metropolitan Hospital

Metropolitan Hospital would like to thank the restaurants who provided their delicious food for the hospital staff during the Covid-19 crisis.

Special Thanks to:

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer, NYC Council Member Diana Ayala, L&M Development, Jonathan Rose Companies, and Acacia Network.

East Harlem Video Workshop

From May 19 – 22, 2020 we hosted a workshop for local businesses to learn how to create video content to publish online. The workshop was developed to help business weather the crisis by learning how to self promote.

Lead by instructor Victor Cruz of the VictorCruzActingStudio

Heavy Metal Bike Shop

One of the few bike shops that remained open in upper Manhattan during the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Located at:
Heavy Metal Bike Shop
2016 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10029
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This is East Harlem

Union Settlement in East Harlem Supports Neighborhood Staples.

Neighborhood Resources

Learn what East Harlem has to offer for:

Residents | Visitors


Check out our flagship events.

Shop Local

Explore our East Harlem local merchants directory.


Learn about the history of East Harlem and take a self-guided tour.


Browse the Working Together gallery.

Small Business Owners


Attend free workshops, or upcoming merchant meetings.


Become a member of our merchants association today and have your voice heard.


Explore the impact of the Working Together and learn about our mission.

Elected Officials

Connect with your local politicians, share your ideas and concerns for the district.

Upcoming Events

Join us for our next event in East Harlem. Click here for a complete list of events.

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East Harlem Nights 2023…

07/14/2023 06:00 PM - 09:00 PM 237 East 104th Street NY, NY 10229

Q4 Website Visits


2019 Events


2019 Workshops

Working Together Past Events

Check back often to this gallery to view the progress each of the Working Together components and the events that support them.


Double 6 East Harlem Dominoes Tournament, at the Crystal Room of the Taino Towers.

Dia de los muertos

On November 1st and 2nd, the District wore its best colors for Dia de los Muertos 2018.

El Grito

We celebrated El Grito de Dolores 2018, at Hot Jalapeño on East 116th St.

Jumping Santa

Santa Claus comes to East Harlem to visit local businesses.

Independence Day

On September 16th 2018, we co-sponsored the Mexican Independence Day 2018 Festival.

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