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03/29/2013 01:49 pm ET

Andrew Padilla, East Harlem Filmmaker, Explores Neighborhood's Gentrification In 'El Barrio Tours' Documentary

NEW YORK - JANUARY 06:  A man watches the Three Kings Day Parade in East Harlem January 6, 2010 in New York City. The parade
NEW YORK - JANUARY 06: A man watches the Three Kings Day Parade in East Harlem January 6, 2010 in New York City. The parade celebrates the Feast of the Epiphany, also known as Three Kings Day, marking the Biblical story of the visit of three kings to Bethlehem to visit the baby Jesus, revealing his divinity. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

HARLEM — Andrew Padilla's roots in El Barrio go back to when his grandfather first moved to East Harlem. Now, 60 years on, the filmmaker can barely afford to live there.

The gentrification and blurring of the line between the neighborhood and the Upper East Side, and its impact on longtime residents, are the topics of Padilla's new short documentary

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