Will the former First Church of Christ Scientist in New York City at 361 Central Park West become condominiums? We still don’t know. But we do know many in the community don’t want the conversion and at least one pastor wants to preach there. Continue Reading →
On Thursday, December 10, 2015, the Jackie Robinson Park Conservancy, Inc., Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), and the City of New York (NYC) Department of Parks & Recreation united to present the 18th Annual Lights of Hope Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Jackie Robinson Park and Recreation Center.
Abyssinian Development Corp., the sprawling housing and social service arm of Harlem’s most influential black church, was cut off from $3.1 million in city contracts two weeks ago after it failed to submit three years of overdue tax filings and independent audits to the Mayor’s Office of Contract Services, the Daily News has learned. Continue Reading →
A playful Pope Francis laughed, played and took lots and lots of selfies with hundreds of inner-city schoolchildren during a visit to East Harlem Friday. Continue Reading →
As Pope Francis makes his way to Harlem today, we are posting his comments. Harlem has been and is home to people from all over the world from African, Italian, French, English, Indian, Irish German, Russian, Chinese, you name it and we hope Harlem will continue to be home to everyone from around the world.
Mount Morris Baptist Church post-card at 2050 Fifth Avenue (between 126th and 127th), Harlem, NY, 1890’s. Continue Reading →
In honor of Pope Francis’ visit to the United States from September 22ndto 27th, Catholic Charities of New York today launched CharityHasNoBoundaries.org, a new digital site where people throughout the country, regardless of religious beliefs, can share a greeting with the Pope along with a message of charity. Continue Reading →
The Church of Scientology wants to celebrate the grand opening of its house of worship and community center with a massive block party on Sept. 19 at 125th Street between Second and Third avenues — but it hasn’t received approval from locals concerned about traffic. Continue Reading →
On Saturday, August 1, 2015 Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. will present the “Harlem Revive!: A Community Day of Unity” at the Bradhurst neighborhood’s Jackie Robinson Park Amphitheater Saturday. Continue Reading →
Before Pope Francis and honorary Harlem Globetrotter visits Our Lady Queen of Angels School, on East 112th Street in East Harlem, the site CharityHasNoBoundaries.org, has been launched. Continue Reading →
The Holy Cross African Orthodox Church, a longtime local fixture in its W. 129th St. townhouse, is the center of a holy war started by recently-defrocked Bishop Alfred Drake’s last-ditch land deal. Continue Reading →