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 →

Emerald Equity Buys Harlem Buildings For $25M

Real estate investor Isaac Kassirer’s Emerald Equity Group continues to look to the East Harlem multifamily market, having acquired a four-building portfolio of mixed-use rental properties in the neighborhood from Castellan Real Estate Partners for $24.8 million, Commercial Observer has learned. Continue Reading →

2 Of Harlem’s Finest Save Choking 2-Year-Old Boy In East Harlem

Their main focus is fighting terrorism, but two NYPD counterterror officers found themselves rushing into action to save a little boy who was choking on a lollipop. Continue Reading →

Harlem Woman’s Plunge From Rooftop Probed As Suicide

NY Daily News reports that the police are investigating the fatal plunge of an East Harlem woman as a suicide, cops said Monday. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito And Others Rally To Remove Offensive Statue

New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, elected officials and community leaders today rallied outside Central Park to demand the New York City Parks Department remove a patently offensive statue. Continue Reading →

East Harlem Woman Found Unconscious Dies

A woman was found unconscious outside her East Harlem apartment building on has died, police said Sunday.  Continue Reading →

East Harlem Rezoning CPC Hearing At Different Place

The location of the City Planning Commission’s hearing on the East Harlem rezoning, scheduled for Wednesday August 23, 2017, has been changed in order to accommodate a larger number of people. Continue Reading →

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 →