In this city of contrasts, among the most remarkable is the one between Eighth Avenue from 42nd to 57th streets and the six blocks of Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem. Eighth Avenue is lined with glass-and-steel towers and jammed with stores, restaurants, and traffic. Pleasant Avenue, which runs between 114th and 120th streets east of First Avenue, is a swath of old tenements and bodegas surrounded by quiet dead-end side streets (some are cobblestone), and is home to federal-style houses and... More >>>
By photo: Hiroyuki Ito
Minic's factory could be condemned to make room for a megamall's parking lot.