Council Approves Harlem African Burial Ground

City Land NYC reports that the Harlem African Burial Ground, affordable housing, and commercial space will replace the 126th Street Bus Depot. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Considers Wave Of Other Developments

While East Harlemites can expect a few months’ wait before the launch of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) that will lead to a vote on the city’s proposed rezoning of the neighborhood, there’s no shortage of matters to keep Manhattan Community Board 11 busy. Continue Reading →

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 →

Special Dedication Of Dr. Maya Angelou’s “Forever” Postage

maya angelouOn Thursday, August 20, 2015, 11 A.M. at the African Burial Ground National Monument, and ESPER, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the United States Postal Service, is hosting a Special Dedication of the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp and you’re invited.   Continue Reading →