4th Annual “Giving Tuesday” Event in East Harlem

union setlement donetionOn Giving Tuesday, Union Settlement Association is giving back to the East Harlem community by passing out free Metrocards to people who agree to pay it forward through at least three acts of kindness or charity. Continue Reading →

Con Ed Accused Of Gas-Safety Violations In Harlem Blast

aptopix-nyc-explosionState regulators on Thursday accused Con Ed of 11 violations of gas-safety regulations in last year’s East Harlem building explosion that killed eight people. Continue Reading →

Michael “Trigger Mike” Coppola, Harlem, NY 1904 – 1966

mike the trigger coppolaMichael “Trigger Mike” Coppola (1904 in New York – October 1, 1966) was a New York City mobster who became a caporegime of the 116th Street Crew, with the Genovese crime family. Continue Reading →

A Gangster Guns Down A Little Boy In Harlem, 1931

londonchemistsvincentcollOn the evening of July 28, 1931, five-year-old Michael Vengalli was playing with a group of friends on East 107th Street in Harlem’s Little Italy. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Giuseppe “the Clutch Hand” Morello, NY 1867 – 1930

Giuseppe_Morello_1902Giuseppe “the Clutch Hand” Morello (May 2, 1867 – August 15, 1930), also known as “The Old Fox”, was the first boss of the Morello crime family and later top adviser to Giuseppe “Joe the Boss” Masseria. Continue Reading →

Touro Students Run “Immunization,” Program In Harlem

Operation Immunization program in harlemTouro College of Pharmacy students recently participated in the school’s third annual “Operation Immunization,” a public health initiative organized by the approximately 70-member student chapter of the American Pharmacists Association-Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP). Continue Reading →

The “Day of the Dead Celebration” In East Harlem

day of the dead in east harlemIt was the celebration of the Day of the Dead Celebration on October 29, 2015, that began with building a beautiful altar, led by artist Daniel Valle at Union Settlement Association in East Harlem,
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Harlem Madonna Of 115th Street Gets A Makeover (Audio)

madonna in harlemNPR reports that after 131 years, Madonna of 115th Street needed a makeover — a makeover worthy of a Catholic icon parishioners say is responsible for miracles. Continue Reading →

Walgreens Close To Buying Rite Aid

walgreens to buy rite aidCrains NY reports that with three stores in Harlem the shares of Rite Aid jumped nearly 40% Tuesday afternoon on a report that it may be gobbled up in the next major acquisition by Walgreens, the biggest U.S. drugstore chain. Continue Reading →

Pole Dancers Celebrate Wellness At ‘Body Art’ In Harlem

body_art_thumb-380x280Rolling Out reported that on a breezy autumn night in Spanish Harlem, the art of pole dancing was on full display at the “Body Art” showcase. Pole dancers converged on Camaradas El Barrio on 1st Avenue  to celebrate the human form and spirit with a showcase of pole dancers from around the city. Continue Reading →