Second African Burial Ground Discovered In Harlem

alg-mta-bus-depot-jpgFor nearly a decade, keepers of Harlem’s historical flame have insisted — in the face of official skepticism — that a significant antebellum landmark lay beneath an enormous bus depot near the Harlem River. Continue Reading →

Uptown Community Members Rally To Save Closing Supermarket

extralargeToday, uptown elected officials and community members will rally in an effort to save a desperately needed supermarket vital to the well-being of the neighborhood.

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Here, Here, Harlem Officials Call For City Wide Ferry Plan Expansion In Harlem

harlem city council manToday, elected officials, community leaders and transportation advocates reiterated their call for ferry service along the Hudson River. Continue Reading →

The West Harlem Pier, Harlem, New York 1850-1965

130th street in harlem1For thousands of years while the Muscoota and the Wecksquaesgeek Indians lived in this entire section of upper Manhattan Island, the natural topography of this site in West Harlem formed a valley and small sheltered cove off the Hudson River, also known as the North River. Continue Reading →

An American Apparel Store Closes On Upper Manhattan

amrican apparel closes in upper west sideAfter filing for bankruptcy back in October, American Apparel has been quietly but quickly closing selected stores throughout the city. The most recent shuttering happened at their iconic Lower East Side location, and now the trendy basics brand has cleared out another Upper West Side location, this time at 109th Street and Columbus Avenue. Continue Reading →

Health Dept., Releases Harlem Uptown Health Profiles

east-harlem11The Health Department today released its Manhattan Community Health Profiles, detailing the health of all 12 community districts in the borough. Continue Reading →

157th Street, Washington Heights, NY, 1911

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A great photograph looking south towards Sugar Hill in Harlem on Broadway at 157th Street train station in Washington Heights, New York, 1911. Continue Reading →

Climate Plan Calls For Better UpperTown Biking, Walking

WEACT_climateplanWhile most of Northern Manhattan escaped the harshest ravages of Hurricane Sandy, there was some flooding along the waterfront, including inside the 148th Street subway station. Continue Reading →

DOT And Ydanis Rodriguez Break Ground On Uptown Bike Lanes

IMG_0068Don’t underestimate the importance of this development: Today, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez announced the groundbreaking for new bike routes linking the Hudson River Greenway to the restored High Bridge, which connects Upper Manhattan to the Bronx. Continue Reading →

Uptown Community Democrats Launch Uptown

IMG_3506On Monday Wednesday, May 18th, 2015 from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm the Uptown Community Democrats had its official launch at Mitchell Square Park, at the intersection of Saint Nicholas, Broadway and 167th street. Continue Reading →