We Did It! The J. Marion Sims Will Be Removed On Tuesday! #NotOurHero

After years of community action, including public protests26K+ petition signaturesdefacement with paint, and a near decapitation, the J. Marion Sims statue is finally coming down! We congratulate everyone involved in this effort! Continue Reading →

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Advocates From Harlem To Hollis Call For New Chair Of NYC Landmarks Commission

New York History Blog reports that the Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) has proposed to overhaul its rules under the guise of “increasing transparency.” Continue Reading →

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Legal Aid Files Lawsuit Challenging East Harlem Rezoning (More)

The Legal Aid Society filed a lawsuit today in New York County Supreme Court contesting the East Harlem rezoning, which was recently approved by the New York City Council late last year. Continue Reading →

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The J. Marion Sims Will Be Removed In East Harlem

East Harlem Preservation is pleased to announce that Mayor Bill de Blasio and the Advisory Commission on City Art, Monuments and Markers have agreed with our call for the removal of the statue of J. Marion Sims from its location on Fifth Avenue and 103rd Street. Continue Reading →

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Planned Parenthood Of NYC Joins Call To Remove Dr. J. Marion Sims Statue

When images of white supremacists taking the streets in Charlottesville first surfaced, thousands of New Yorkers participated in rallies to condemn the hateful actions and rhetoric of white supremacist groups. Continue Reading →

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The Statue Of Dr. J. Marion Sims Who Experimented On Slaves Is Defaced And More

Gothamist reports that as the mayor’s office begins its “90-day review of all symbols of hate on city property,” some may be too restless to wait for official action. Continue Reading →

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Support Removal Of The Harlem Statue Of Dr. J. Marion Sims Experimented On Enslaved Black Women

IN an e-mail from East Harlem Preservation:

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Our campaign to remove the statue of  J. Marion Sims—a white southern doctor who experimented on enslaved Black women without anesthesia or informed consent—continues to gain momentum. Continue Reading →

EHP Fundraiser And Special Tribute To Michelle Cruz In East Harlem

Participant of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses at their business.Please join the East Harlem Preservation team on Thursday, June 9th, 2016 as we celebrate our 11th year of community service and pay tribute to a beloved community leader, Michelle Cruz! Continue Reading →

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Free Walking Tour: (Still) Lost and Found Murals of East Harlem

6608c521-506d-49b8-adec-0e711c159807East Harlem Preservation in partnership with the Historic Districts Council is pleased to invite you to another walking tour through the e. Continue Reading →

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An Evening With Three Uptown Poets In Harlem

879fc465-59e2-4d4b-9695-afe424254499Join Belladonna* in celebrating the depth and range of contemporary feminist poetics with Tonya Foster, JP Howard and Christina Olivares as they share work from their recently published collections of poetry.   Continue Reading →

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