A Quickly Disappearing NYC From Harlem To Hollis

Broadway near West 157th Street Washington Heights 2010 - has since closedNew York is a city of neighborhoods, and perhaps nothing tells the story of a neighborhood’s character better than the small, family-owned businesses that operate in Harlem like the New Caporal Fried Chicken Shrimp. Continue Reading →

All Star Panel At Shop Harlem/Live Harlem At Harlem Park To Park Event In Harlem

Untitled (1)A resounding “YES!” was the answer to “Is Harlem Friendly for Families?” according to Sarah Saltzberg of Bohemia Realty Group (second from left), who joined the all-star panel at the Shop Harlem/Live Harlem event. Continue Reading →

Mark-Viverito’s East Harlem Plan Recommends Tossing Parking Minimums

Screen-Shot-2016-02-26-at-11.03.02-AMCouncil Speaker Melissa Mark Viverito has released an “East Harlem Neighborhood Plan” to guide the city’s rezoning of the community, and one of the recommendations is the elimination of parking minimums. Continue Reading →

Javits Playground Renovation Discussion At CB 12’s Park Committee Meeting

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NYC Parks will present their initial design approaches to the Javits Playground renovation at the Community Board Parks Committee Hearing on Tuesday, March 1st, 2016.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Speaker Unveils Plan For East Harlem

Melissa-Mark-Viverito (1)East Harlem residents wants affordable housing, job growth and open space—but above all, they want a say in the land-use changes coming to their community, according to the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan unveiled Thursday. Continue Reading →

Uptown Community Members Rally To Save Closing Supermarket

extralargeToday, uptown elected officials and community members will rally in an effort to save a desperately needed supermarket vital to the well-being of the neighborhood.

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Red Tape Commission To Help Small Business Owners From Harlem To Hollis

Brewer and stringer harlemThe Red Tape Commission is an initiative that seeks to help small business owners in New York City, by holding open public hearings and offering this website, as platforms where entrepreneurs can share their stories about challenges related to bureaucracy and red tape that have stifled their growth. Continue Reading →

Landmarks Considers Designating Former Loew’s 175th Street Theater, Washington Heights

unitedpalace-777x617If you’ve been reading YIMBY regularly for the past month or so, you’ve read about the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s backlog of 95 items calendared prior to 2010. Continue Reading →

Harlem Churches, A Chance For Landmark Designation

historic in harlemA number of religious institutions were considered for landmark designation at a public hearing held by the Landmarks Preservation Commission last Thursday. Continue Reading →

Harlem State Senator Bill Perkins To Attend Police Impersonators Harassed Tenants Meeting

nypd polic impersonatorsAfter two instances of harassment from police impersonators entering their building, tenants at 50 West 93rd Street on the Upper West Side are holding a meeting with advocates and local elected officials to learn their rights and how to protect themselves. Continue Reading →