A Q&A with Harlem Children’s Zone founder and CEO Geoffrey Canada.
Harlem — This article is part of our special reporting on the Harlem Children’s Zone, the antipoverty initiative examined in depth in the current issue of City Limits magazine, Hope or Hype in Harlem?
A native of the South Bronx who went on to Bowdoin College and Harvard University, Geoffrey Canada launched the Harlem Children’s Zone in 1994 as a comprehensive network of services for neighborhood youth and their families, aimed at saving children from drugs, violence and poverty and getting them through college. Continue reading
Jarrett Murphy, investigations editor at City Limits, followed the activities of the city council for one week to see if what they do matters…
… He’ll discuss what he found on the Brian Lehrer Show with guest host Mario Murillo.
What do you think?
Harlem tenants are organizing against a major investor in subsidized and rent-regulated properties
For years, tenants in neighborhoods around New York coped with landlords who tried to squeeze money out of aging buildings by delaying repairs and denying services. Now they face a new type of owner, armed with money from private investors, and ready to purchase properties at heretofore unheard-of prices. Continue reading