New York City, with its constant hum of subways, buses, cabs and ferries, has long had one glaring exception to its many transportation options: bicycles for the masses. Continue reading
On December 12, 2012, New York and Harlem society gathered at The Pierre to celebrate the New York City Mission Society with 200 years of uninterrupted service with a Bicentennial Gala reported by Blackgivesback.com. Continue reading
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The cash-strapped New York City Housing Authority will receive more than $300 million in public and private funding to rehabilitate 21 public housing developments.
The funding is a combination of stimulus money, private funds from Citibank, state aid and bond financing. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan says the transaction will affect more than 20,000 apartments and is likely the most significant preservation effort in the history of public housing nationwide. Continue reading
Housing advocates and elected officials want Citigroup to work with them regarding a mortgage it holds on an upper Manhattan apartment property with a long list of building code violations.
The bank announced in 2006 that it had reached a deal with housing groups and city and state officials to ensure that buildings in its mortgage portfolio did not fall into disrepair.
Harlem received a little star power Wednesday when former President Clinton announced his support for a visitor’s guide promoting the community’s attractions.
Spotlight on Harlem, produced by Zagat Survey, is sponsored by the Clinton Foundation’s Economic Opportunity Initiative and highlights 323 reasons to visit the Northern Manhattan neighborhood, including restaurants, shops and other attractions.
The former president, whose foundation is headquartered in Harlem, hopes the guide will encourage more people to visit the neighborhood.
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“Meeting the Challenges of Harlem’s Small Businesses Part II” Wednesday, June 25, 2008, 9:00AM–12:00PM at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, 290 Lenox Avenue, 2nd floor (between 124th & 125th Streets).
This falls into the thought you might be interested category. We shot the photo above in front of the new Starsbucks on the northwest corner of 125th Street and Adam Powell Blvd., (aka 7th Avenue). The store is in good company on the corner with CitiBank, Atmos, Verizon, FedEx. Since March 2008, Starbucks has openned three stores in Harlem in four months:
1. 135th Street and Bradhurst
2. 125th Street and Adam Powell
3. Frederick Douglass Blvd., (bet. 117th & 118th Sts)