East Harlem Storefront Celebrates City’s Stickball History

Originally published on Monday, January 21, 2013:

The greatest urban street game ever invented — stickball — is being celebrated in a storefront gallery in East Harlem where broomstick-swinging, spaldeen-smashing masters are bucking the odds to keep the sport alive and pass it on to the next generation. Continue Reading →

Con Ed Workers Injured After Harlem Manhole Explodes

Two Manhattan Con Edison workers faced a nightmare on the job Saturday when a manhole they were working on suddenly exploded, officials said. Continue Reading →

Harlem Complex Leaves Thousands Without Gas

Metro Us reports that residents at the mammoth West Harlem apartment complex have suffered through a Dickensian winter. Continue Reading →

City plans to sue Con Ed over deadly East Harlem gas blast

The NY Post reports that the city and several New Yorkers are suing Con Edison and a construction company over the 2014 East Harlem gas blast that left eight dead, according to court papers. ​​ Continue Reading →

3 Years Since East Harlem Gas Explosion

Today marks three years since the East Harlem explosion that destroyed two buildings and killed eight people. Continue Reading →

Con Edison To Pay $153.3 Million For 2014 Harlem Blast

Con Edison has reached a $153.3 million settlement with the New York State Public Service Commission for a gas explosion that killed eight people and injured 50 in 2014. Continue Reading →

A Tropical Storm Warning And Surge Watch

rainy weather in harlemThe National Weather Service has issued a Tropical Storm Warning and Storm Surge Watch for New York City until further notice. Continue Reading →

With Power Outtages And Residents In The Dark It’s ‘Hotter Than Hell’ In Harlem

heat and hot harlem1The New York heat turned downright diabolical Saturday as oppressive humidity made it feel like 110 degrees — and power outages left some residents to swelter. Continue Reading →

5 Tips To Increase Child Safety From Harlem To Hollis

Gordon Parks - A woman and her dog in the Harlem section 1943As the weather gets warmer and people begin to open their window at home, the Health Department and the Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD) remind New Yorkers that properly installed window guards are a critical safety measure to prevent children from falling out of open windows. Continue Reading →

Harlem, Prepare For Hurricane Joaquin

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From Harlem City Councilperson Mark Levine

New York City is preparing for rain, wind and flooding over the next couple of days and for a yet uncertain impact by Hurricane Joaquin. Continue Reading →

NYC Century Bike Tour Fundraiser Ends In Harlem

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NYC Century Bike Tour Showcases Riding in NYC, Raises Funds for Safety
Event also Features ‘Foodie Fondo’ and Expanded Finish Fest in Central Park In Harlem Meer in Harlem. Continue Reading →