Harlem, Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin


From Harlem City Councilperson Mark Levine

New York City is preparing for rain, wind and flooding over the next couple of days and for a yet uncertain impact by Hurricane Joaquin. Continue Reading →

Khalik Allah’s Kaleidoscopic FIELD NIGGAS Opens

6c886564-3ed4-4ea8-b4c1-fd6af662deadKhalik Allah’s FIELD NIGGAS, shot entirely at night on the corner of 125th and Lexington Avenue in Harlem, captures the mental, physical and spiritual struggles of the neighborhood’s most exhausted and oppressed inhabitants. Continue Reading →

Affordable New York: A Housing Legacy (video)

Affordable_NY_hero from harlem to holliThese days, when New Yorkers of all stripes are having a hard time finding a place to live that fits in their budgets, the City Museum is shining a lens on the City’s long history of affordable housing activism from Harlem to Hollis.  Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Rock Steady Crew Celebrates 38 Years



By Udo Salters

On Sunday, July 26th the City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage celebrated the Rock Steady Crew’s 38th year anniversary with a concert featuring Whodini and Big Daddy Kane. Continue Reading →

St. Walburgas Convent And School, Harlem, NY, 1904-1957

St. Walburgas

A great photo-post card of the original Victorian homes of the St. Walburga Convent and School from the first half of the turn of the 20th century at 139th Street and (630) Riverside Drive, in Harlem, pre-1904.

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Op-Ed: Building Stronger Communities

hw17 girls in articleBy Carmen Fariña, Schools Chancellor

As Chancellor, I love talking to our students and parents at  community meetings, forums, town halls and even in the grocery store –and I hear the same message time and again: every parent wants to see their child graduate ready to conquer the world—and every child wants to follow their dreams and achieve. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Allan Harris At Jazz Standard And New CD


Ever since he burst on the jazz scene in the latter part of the twentieth century, the Harlem-based vocalist/guitarist/bandleader/composer Allan Harris has reigned supreme as the most accomplished and exceptional singer of his generation. Continue Reading →