Las Reinas

103rd St and Lexington Avenue, New York

103rd St and Lexington Avenue, New York

Every year the Municipal Art society runs a series of “Jane’s Walks” throughout New York, honoring Jane Jacobs, the anti-urban planner. We chose to tour Lost and Found Murals of East Harlem and met here, at the site of a James De La Vega mural honoring Celia Cruz, not far from where I grew up and went to school, where many of my classmates lived in public housing in the streets we traversed.