Amazon Studios Sponsor Athena Film Festival 2017 List In Harlem (Update)

athena-film-at-barnard1The Athena Film Festival (AFF) announced today that Amazon Studios will sponsor the 2017 Athena List, an annual slate of 3-5 screenplays that have yet to be produced and that showcase female leadership or strong female protagonists. Continue Reading →

Debora L. Spar, Ex-Barnard College Head Appointed As Lincoln Center President

Debora Spar, president of Barnard College, speaks during an interview in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, March 12, 2013. Spar, in a book that will be published in September, urges women to quit trying to be perfect and understand they can show up at power breakfasts with baby spit on their lapels. Photographer: Scott Eells/Bloomberg via Getty Images

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has appointed Debora L. Spar, a distinguished academic leader and former Harvard Business School professor, as its next President and Chief Executive Officer, Board Chairman Katherine Farley announced today. Continue Reading →

Landmarks Preservation Commission Launches NYC Archaeological Repository

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New York Yimby posted an interesting article about what happening on Wednesday, October 6th, 2016, the Landmarks Preservation Commission consolidated its collection of historic artifacts from Harlem to Hollis and launched the NYC Archaeological Repository at the Nan A. Rothschild Research Center in Midtown. Continue Reading →

The Asymmetric Columbia Medical Building Is Here

coulmbia medical1Construction work on Columbia University Medical Center’s Graduate and Education building in Washington Heights is nearing completion, Field Condition reports. Continue Reading →

The Athena Film Festival 2016 At Barnard College At Harlem

film fest image in harlemNow in its sixth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership—is an engaging weekend of feature films, documentaries and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. Continue Reading →

A New Leasing Enclave At the Cathedral In Harlem

enclave at the cathedral in harlem ny1The Brodsky Organization, one of New York City’s premier developers, owners, and managers of residential and commercial real estate, announced today that Enclave at the Cathedral has opened for leasing. Continue Reading →

Arthur Mitchell And Friends Film At Columbia U, Harlem

16MITCHELL1-master675Join the conversation and film screening on the leader, legend and trailblazer Harlem-born Arthur Mitchell, the first African-American star of New York City Ballet. Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Levine On Barnard Faculty Forming Union

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Harlem Council Member Mark Levine responds to the Barnard College Faculty (at 118th Street and Broadway) in forming a union:

“I congratulate Barnard Contingent Faculty UAW Local 2110 and the Barnard College Administration for reaching a neutrality agreement that will allow the contingent faculty to decide whether or not to form a union. Continue Reading →

Morningside Heights

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Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City and is chiefly known as the home of institutions such as Columbia University, Teachers College, Barnard College, the Manhattan School of Music, Bank Street College of Education, “Grant’s Tomb”, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the Riverside Church, the Broadway Presbyterian Church, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Interchurch Center and St. Luke’s Hospital. Because of the number of educational institutions in the neighborhood, its nickname is the Academic Acropolis. Continue Reading →