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 →

Stay Safe And Cool During Heat Wave From Harlem To Hollis


To help Harlemites continue to beat the heat, the New York City Emergency Management Department today announced that cooling centers will remain open Friday, July 21, 2017. Continue Reading →

New Harlem Buildings Offer Affordable Apartments

Affordable housing lotteries launch tomorrow for apartments at not one but two Harlem buildings, which means a grand total of 24 units (it’s something?) will soon be up for grabs. Continue Reading →

Harlem Senator Brian Benjamin Introduces Bill To Stop ‘SoHa’ Rebranding

In one of his first orders of business in the New York State Senate, newly-elected Harlem Senator Brian Benjamin has introduced legislation to prevent the real estate industry and other actors from rebranding existing neighborhoods without residents’ permission. Continue Reading →

Unseasonably Warm Temps Will Approach Record High In Harlem

Harlemites and other New Yorkers will be treated to an unseasonably warm day Friday with rising temperatures through much of the afternoon. Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Lunya’s First Ever Pop Up Shop In New York City

lunya_newyork-3Lunya is inviting Harlemites into bed. Nope, not in that way, but California based sleepwear brand Lunya is inviting you to visit their experiential pop up, ‘The Bedroom’ a multi-media experience that evolves throughout the day, in the heart of Soho. Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito At The “Wall Of Resistance” Subway Therapy In NYC

melissa-mark-viveritoHarlem speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito shared her thoughts and invited others to share their thoughts on the “Subway Therpay,” “Wall Of Resistance,” during these uncertain times when we must remind ourselves of who we are as a city and hold steadfast to the values that we cherish and hold dear. Continue Reading →

Yes, It’s The Boys & Girls Club Of Harlem Annual Celebration 2016

youth-performing-swing1The Boys & Girls Club of Harlem 2016 held its annual fundraiser and celebration, “Autumn in New York,” Wednesday night at the Riverside Church, commemorating 35 years of serving the local youth of Harlem as it embarks on a new chapter at PS 186. Continue Reading →

Afew Places That Are Haunted In Uptown New York

haunted harlemIt’s common for Harlemites to regularly move around to different apartments and neighborhoods, but what about those residents who simply decide to stay… not just in life, but also in death? Continue Reading →

Just In Time For Your Harlem Feet This Fall

red-wing-boots1For more than a century, the folks over at Red Wing Heritage have been creating a classic American-made boot that has stood the test of time. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Up On The Roof’ Takes On A Whole New Meaning At Columbus Circle (Contest)

daunting but demure in harlem style1OK. Harlemites have seen everything. But when The Shops at Columbus Circle shot their new marketing campaign ­— Daringly Demure — they staged a scene on the glass awning that stretches above its main entrance. Continue Reading →

Best Things To Do On A Staycation In Harlem

east-harlem sliderFor a few decades now, people have been cutting back on discretionary spending.  One of the first cuts in a Harlem household budget has been the annual family vacation. Continue Reading →

Rep. Rangel Launches The 13of13 ‘Share Your Story’ Campaign For Uptowners

fe95e0c8-5837-4200-a95d-345c6773a444This week Congressman Charles Rangel launched his “13 of 13” campaign, where he will be highlighting the stories of 13 people who embody the spirit of our district. Continue Reading →

Health Department Reminds Harlemites And Others About Excessive Drinking

just-one-more-drinkAs the summer season begins this Memorial Day, the Health Department reminds all New Yorkers about the risks of excessive alcohol drinking. Continue Reading →

Lenox Avenue And 115th Street Harlem, NY 1910

upclose-view-of-lenox-avenue-115th-street-harlem-ny-1910-36An intimate view looking north of Harlemites going about their daily activity on Lenox Avenue and 115th Street in Harlem, New York around 1910.

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Best Market Is Hiring In Harlem

best marketOur neighbors at the family-owned Best Market at 2187 Frederick Douglass Blvd., in Harlem are hiring, and they have a number of positions open for Harlemites… Continue Reading →

Delicious Recipes For Them Left Overs

veggiesAs families gather for the holidays, McCall Farms is offering Harlemites one-of-a-kind recipes to transform holiday leftovers into meals everyone will love, using farm fresh canned vegetables. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sweet Mama’s Serve All-Comers On Thanksgiving

sweet mamas in harlem finalStaff members are thumbs up for their work at Sweet Mama’s 689 Lenox Avenue and 145th Street in collaboration with Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI). Continue Reading →

Harlemites, Tarantino And Others March To Stop Police Terror (video)

Kimberly Griffin, left, holds hands with film director Quentin Tarantino after she recalled memories of her son Kimoni Davis, during a public reading of the names of people who have died at the hands of police nationwide, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2015, at Times Square, in New York. The protest marked the start of three days of protests and marches speaking out against violence at the hands of law enforcement. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

By Rise Up October

Rise Up October revealed a tremendous story of a movement being born including a Revolution Books in Harlem contingent. The movement is against police terror that recognizes there will be no progress without struggle, without resistance and protest. Continue Reading →

MTA Guide for Pope Francis’ Visit to East Harlem

our lady of angels in east harlem

Dozens of traffic changes and street closures are being implemented for Pope Francis’ historic visit to East Harlem this week, and the MTA says city bus routes will be affected. Authorities encourage all Harlemites and visitors to rely on transportation. Continue Reading →