New York City. Spanish Harlem. Tito works as a car cleaner in the subway at night. Tito lives below the poverty line and receives public assistance (AFDC, Home Relief, Supplemental Security Income and Medicaid). Advertisemnt for the lottery: Lotto made our amercian dream come true". Spanish Harlem, also known as El Barrio and East Harlem, is a low income neighborhood. Spanish Harlem is one of the largest predominantly Latino communities in New York City. 25.11.86 © 1986 Didier Ruef.