119th Street Gatehouse, West Harlem, NY 1895

The current 119th Street Gatehouse replaced an older gatehouse (ca. 1842) that is located in the middle of the road at Amsterdam Avenue (aka Tenth Avenue) and West 119th Street on what was called “Asylum Ridge.” Continue Reading →

West Harlem’s John A. Catsimatidis, 1948 –

John A. Catsimatidis, born September 7, 1948 is a Greek-American billionaire businessman and radio talk show host. Continue Reading →

Hungry Harlem Raccoon Posse Terrorizes Tenants

A gang of food-grubbing raccoons has been terrorizing occupants of a West Harlem building by climbing up and down the fire escape and trying to push through window screens, residents say. Continue Reading →

Roommate Found Dead Inside Harlem Apartment

A man was found dead by his roommate inside their West Harlem apartment Sunday, police said.  Continue Reading →

A New Indian Eatery Opens In West Harlem

On Thursday, June 1st, 2017, Mumbai Masala Indian Grill, a new Indian restaurant opened on the West side of Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

West Harlem Warehouse Building Up For Sale

Real Estate Weekly reports that One Commercial Realty Services has been retained on an exclusive basis for the sale or lease of 2335 12th Avenue. Continue Reading →

‘Glory Denied’ At Opera At West Harlem Pier

New York Opera Fest keeps rolling this week, this time with a completely new work. Starting on June 2, 2017, at 7:30 p.m. EDT, Opera Upper West is debuting Tom Cipullo’s “Glory Denied,” an opera about Colonel Floyd James Thompson, America’s longest surviving prisoner of war. Continue Reading →

Science Series For Harlem Children Is Columbia’s Legacy Or Payback

The Ivy League school that has expanded its campus into West Harlem is staging what it calls “Saturday Science” — inviting local children to come and learn how the human brain works.

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Vendors Invite To West 102nd & 103rd Streets Block Association Yard Sale

Dear Neighbor:

Got Stuff in Your Closets? Desperate to Sell It Off?
Here’s a perfect chance to do it and have some fun in the neighborhood. Continue Reading →

West Harlem Man Suing Grindr Alleges That 1,100 Men Have Shown Up To Home

It really Grindrs his gears. A West Harlem resident is battling the makers of Grindr, a popular dating app for gay and bisexual men, after saying 1,100 suitors have come to his home and the restaurant where he works looking for a sexual encounter. Continue Reading →

Manhattan DA Invest In Youth From Harlem To Hollis

Frederick Douglass wrote that “it is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men.” In those famous words lies the best crime-fighting strategy that a society can have. When we adequately invest in our youth, we prevent crime. Continue Reading →

Indian Spring And Tiemann’s Fountain, Harlem NY – 1915

In his book Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx (New-York Historical Society, 1938; written in 1916), James Ruel Smith documented several springs in the area near Broadway and 125th Street which were still flowing at the time– between 1890 and 1915.

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Bancroft Apartments, West Harlem NY 1912 (Postcard)

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Great photograph of the Bancroft Apartments, at 509 W. 121st Street, (near Columbia University) in West Harlem, New York.  Continue Reading →

Man Gets 46 Years For Drug Crime In West Harlem

suero-in-harlem-crimeA man who was convicted of a drug-related double shooting in West Harlem was sentenced to 46 years to life in prison Wednesday. Continue Reading →

WHDC Releases RFPs For Education, Affordable Housing And Workforce Development Initiative

east-harlem sliderWest Harlem Development Corporation announces the release of three requests for proposals to fund programs in the areas of affordable housing, education and workforce and economic development that benefit West Harlem/Community District 9. Continue Reading →