is a former barrio
located in the northwet part of the dissolved municipality
of Río Piedras
. It now stretches over
three barrios of the municipality of San
Because of its location, many Puerto Ricans travelling to Old San Juan
must drive through Hato Rey.
Hato Rey is a startling contrast between the barrio
of the very poor and La Milla de Oro
(The Golden Mile), a stretch
that effectively covers only one mile but that is home to the
headquarters of many large banks
and is one of
the most important centers of Puerto
buildings in Hato Rey include the Banco
Popular headquarters, Plaza Las Americas, and the Roberto Clemente Coliseum. Puerto Rico's FBI headquarters
are also located in Hato Rey.
Because of the area's
closeness to the airport
, major airlines
, such as Avianca
have had their offices in Hato Rey.
Hato Rey is also home to a series of boutiques and restaurants
(mostly among Roosevelt avenue). The José Miguel
Agrelot Coliseum and the Tren Urbano (Urban Train) are reshaping Hato Rey and
bringing people into the area after hours.
The train is also
helping to ease traffic woes in the area by decongesting the roads.
Fi Sigma Alfa
headquarters are located in Mexico Street, Chile corner.
at one point operated its Puerto Rico
offices in Hato Rey.