Target Challenges Amazon With Second E-Commerce Acquisition

With a Target in East Harlem, the store is looking to improve its digital business amid increased competition from Amazon.com Inc., agreed to acquire a software company that manages local and same-day deliveries. Continue Reading →

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 →

Harlem 68 Story Rental Almost Approved

NY Curbed reports that the following the City Planning Commission’s approval, a City Council subcommittee approved a 1,100-unit residential building being developed by AvalonBay in East Harlem, Crain’s reports. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Bodega Robbed At Gunpoint

The NYPD is hunting down four people wanted in connection with a Monday morning armed robbery in East Harlem, police told Patch. Continue Reading →

New Renderings Of East Harlem’s Sendero Verde

6sqft reports that Despite Mayor de Blasio’s success meeting his affordable housing goals, East Harlem has fallen behind. Continue Reading →

Senator And Assemblyman Surprise Ex-Harlem Resident On Her 99th Birthday

New York State Senator Tony Avella (D) and Assemblyman Ed Braunstein (D-Bayside) made a surprise appearance and presentation of honorary proclamations to Luz Olmo Hernandez as she celebrated her 99th birthday alongside family and friends Saturday, August 5th 2017. Continue Reading →

Harlem Men Slash, Rob 2 Men In Greenwich Village

AMNY reports that three men were arrested and charged Saturday after they slashed and robbed two people in the Greenwich Village on Wednesday, police said.  Continue Reading →

Disney Doubles Down On Marvel TV (Includes Harlem’s Luke Cage) Deal With New York State

Crains NY reports that the Walt Disney Co. is more than doubling what was already the largest television production project in the state with an extension of its live-action miniseries set in New York City and produced by Marvel Television for Netflix, Gov. Andrew Cuomo and representatives of Disney, Marvel and Netflix jointly announced today. Continue Reading →

Slain NYPD Cop Shot In Harlem Honored With Street Naming

Nearly two years after NYPD cop Randolph Holder was fatally shot by a reputed gangbanger, hundreds of uniformed officers and family members joined together Friday to rename the Queens street where he grew up in his honor. Continue Reading →

Harlem Woman Gives de Blasio Ear Full At Town Hall (Video)

A Harlem senior citizen gave Mayor de Blasio an earful during a town hall meeting Wednesday night, screaming at the top of her lungs for him to provide “service now” and finally fix the neighborhood’s rickety infrastructure. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito Speaks On Immigration

A statement on Immigration by East Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark- Viverito:

“The Reforming American Immigration for Strong Employment (RAISE) Act is a misguided and dangerous bill that – far from improving our workforce and economy – will only contribute to its downfall. Continue Reading →

Harlem #1 In Manhattan In Soda Consumption

Patch reports that Harlemites consume more sugary drinks than residents of any neighborhood in Manhattan, according to a new study from the city’s Health Department, and city officials are blaming beverage companies that use “racial profiling” in their advertising campaigns. Continue Reading →

Harlem Man Tries To Steal Bike On Second Avenue

An East Harlem man was arrested for attempting to steal a black Python bike that was chained to a street sign on Second Avenue between 86th and 87th streets, NYPD said. Continue Reading →

Dutch New York Histories: Connecting African, Native American, And Slavery Heritage In Harlem

Dutch rule in New Amsterdam and New Netherland (1609-1664) was short in comparison to other colonial empires, but it has had a lasting cultural impact seen in present-day street names, cities monuments, and more. Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Ice Hockey In Harlem Benefit On The Green Auction Is Open!

Ice Hockey in Harlem Friends and Supporters, the folks at Ice Hockey in Harlem is have their annual Benefit on the Green event is this Monday, August 7th, 2017. Continue Reading →