Supportive Housing Planned To Replace Abandoned Harlem Brownstone

52-54-east-126th-street  in harlemFifteen years ago, complaints began rolling into the City Department of Buildings about the abandoned, double-wide brownstone at 52-54 East 126th Street in East Harlem. The building was vacant and in danger of collapsing, callers said. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Opens East Harlem’s Vendy Plaza

Melissa-Mark-Viverito (1)This Sunday, May 1,2016 join Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito for the opening of the new season of East Harlem’s Vendy Plaza. Continue Reading →

Nat’l Jazz Museum In Harlem Announces Gala 2016

national museum of jazz in harlemThe National Jazz Museum in Harlem (NJMH) has announced that legendary jazz drummer Roy Haynes will be honored with the Legends of Jazz Award, and President & CEO of The Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone, Kenneth J. Knuckles, Esq with the Jazz and Community Leadership Award at its 2016 Annual Benefit Concert to be held on Tuesday, June 14 at The Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College. Continue Reading →

Target To Allow Transgenders To Use Bathroom Of Their Choice In Harlem

target lgbt logoAs some of you may know, Harlem has a Target store in East Harlem, what some of you may not know is that Target said on Tuesday, April 20th, 2016, is that transgender employees and customers can now use the bathroom that corresponds with their gender identity, becoming the first big retailer to weigh in on an issue at the center of a heated national debate. Continue Reading →

NYCHA Building Residents Hope Police Raid Brings Peace In East Harlem

east-harlem sliderEast Harlem residents say they’re fed up with drug dealings, shootings and murder happening in the community. Continue Reading →

Former President Bill Clinton Visits Union Settelment In East Harlem

bill clintonOn April 19, 2016, we welcomed former President of the United States Bill Clinton to Union Settlement’s Jefferson Senior Center! Continue Reading →

Tito Puente East Harlem Memorial Plan Moves Forward

tito puente and son in ahrlemPlans to erect a memorial in East Harlem to honor Latino jazz legend Tito Puente will take a step forward Wednesday. Continue Reading →

Target Increases Minimum Wage To $10 An Hour

Harlem TargetDiscount retailer Target Corp located in East Harlem has started raising employee wages to a minimum of $10 an hour, its second hike in a year, pressured by a competitive job market and labor groups calling for higher wages at retail chains, sources said. Continue Reading →

Queens Man Shot And Killed In East Harlem

crime-tape-in-harlemA Queens man died after he was shot in East Harlem early Sunday morning, police say. Steven Vasquez, 21, was shot at an apartment building at the Wagner Houses at 350 East 124th Street just after 2 a.m. Continue Reading →

Citi Bike Will Expand Uptown With Its Station Network

EastHarlemCitiBikeThe good news: Citi Bike is expanding up to 130th Street later this year. The bad news: Stations in Morningside, Harlem, and East Harlem are going to be more spread out than the bike-share network below 59th Street. Continue Reading →