East Harlem Woman Found Unconscious Dies

A woman was found unconscious outside her East Harlem apartment building on has died, police said Sunday.  Continue Reading →

Support Removal Of The Harlem Statue Of Dr. J. Marion Sims Experimented On Enslaved Black Women

IN an e-mail from East Harlem Preservation:

Our campaign to remove the statue of  J. Marion Sims—a white southern doctor who experimented on enslaved Black women without anesthesia or informed consent—continues to gain momentum. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Inventor And WWII Veteran Thomas M. Scimone Passes

Newsday reports that if there were something to build or fix, inventor Thomas Matthew Scimone was the man to see. He could build a home — several of which he constructed in West Babylon — or make balky machinery work again like new. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Storefront Celebrates City’s Stickball History

Originally published on Monday, January 21, 2013:

The greatest urban street game ever invented — stickball — is being celebrated in a storefront gallery in East Harlem where broomstick-swinging, spaldeen-smashing masters are bucking the odds to keep the sport alive and pass it on to the next generation. Continue Reading →

Bronx Mom Vows Revenge As Daughter, 11, Recovers In Harlem From Horrific Burns

NY Daily News reports that a schoolgirl prank gone gruesomely wrong left an 11-year-old Bronx girl hospitalized with severe facial burns — and her rage-filled mom bent on revenge. Continue Reading →

Purple Hearts To Be Returned To Veterans’ Families From East Harlem And More

NY Post reports that a number of Purple Heart medals will be reunited with veterans or their family members at a Manhattan ceremony Monday. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito Speaks On Immigration

A statement on Immigration by East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito:

“The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act is a misguided and dangerous bill that – far from improving our workforce and economy – will only contribute to its downfall. Continue Reading →

Join The 2017 Dance Of The Giglio Feast In Spanish Harlem

The 2017 Dance of the Giglio Feast once again returns to East Harlem in Manhattan. It will be held on Pleasant Avenue between 114th and 116th Streets. Continue Reading →

Harlem Man Tries To Steal Bike On Second Avenue

An East Harlem man was arrested for attempting to steal a black Python bike that was chained to a street sign on Second Avenue between 86th and 87th streets, NYPD said. Continue Reading →

The Best Dive Bar In Harlem

NY Eater asks what makes for a true dive bar? They weren’t going to get into the criteria here. Instead, NY Eater offered a broad list of some of their favorite dives from Harlem to Hollis, Queens and what makes them special. Continue Reading →

The Politics Of The Harlem River Divide In The 8th Council District

Only two New City Council districts cross borough lines, and only the 8th district spanning Manhattan and the Bronx actually crosses a river—in this case, the Harlem River—to do so. Continue Reading →

East Harlem African Burial Ground Project Gains Key Approval

A city project to construct a massive mixed-use development on the site of a former bus depot in East Harlem has been approved by the City Planning Commission, making it one step away from completing the public review process. Continue Reading →

Con Ed Workers Injured After Harlem Manhole Explodes

Two Manhattan Con Edison workers faced a nightmare on the job Saturday when a manhole they were working on suddenly exploded, officials said. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito And Elizabeth Crowley Celebrate Support For NY’s Bravest

Today, Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito (right) joined Fire and Criminal Justice Services Chair Elizabeth Crowley to celebrate $4 million in expense funding through the Fiscal Year 2018 budget to uniform all New York City firefighters with an extra pair of boots. Continue Reading →

For Refugees From East Harlem To The Middle East, Cooking Provides Path To Security

In a kitchen in Queens, New York, a chef named Dhuha is making potato kibbeh—Middle Eastern croquettes made with ground beef—that the women in her family taught her how to shape just so. Continue Reading →