Full Reconstruction To Start On Abraham Lincoln Playground in Harlem

housing-complex-in-harlemA Harlem playground has been added to a $285 million city initiative to fully reconstruct long-overlooked parks. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The 46th Anniversary West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival In Brooklyn

fest11Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Labor Day, Monday, September 5th, 2016, Seitu Oronde was at the 46th Anniversary West Indian Day Parade (which was started in Harlem) in Jamiaca, New York. Continue Reading →

Uptowns Ydanis Rodriguez, TLC And Others Hosts Third Annual Vision Zero Safety Honor Roll

image002The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) today hosted its third annual Vision Zero Safety Honor Roll event to spotlight the achievement of 378 of the city’s safest TLC-licensed drivers.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito Accused Of “Accommodating” Mayor And NYPD

de blasio and wark in harlemNew York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito’s decision to scuttle legislation that would have toughened guidelines for police stops has exposed tensions on the council, with some lawmakers accusing her of being too accommodating to Mayor Bill de Blasio and the NYPD. Continue Reading →

Residents, Officials, HCCI And Partners Celebrate HCCI New Home In Harlem

hcci1Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement (HCCI), and partners to celebrate the grand opening of the Rev. Dr. Charles A. Curtis Plaza located at 260 West 153rd Street in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Street Named For Harlemite Norman Rockwell

Norman Rockwell place in harlemBy Mark Levine, City Council

Did you know that the American art legend Norman Rockwell was born
in our very own district?
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Mayor de Blasio: Harlem, Is The Soul of Our City

Bill_de_BlasioBy Mayor Bill de Blasio

Where does the soul of our city reside?

Amid all the pressures and all the change in our neighborhoods, what do we—what can we—protect? Continue Reading →

Council Passes Bill To Charge Shoppers From Harlem To Hollis 5 Cents For Plastic Bags

plastic bagsCrains New York reports that the City Council voted 28-20 Thursday to compel stores to charge 5 cents for plastic and paper bags, with some exceptions. Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasio Comes To NAN In Harlem

Bill_de_Blasio_11-2-2013An embattled Mayor Bill de Blasio took to Rev. Al Sharpton’s pulpit Saturday to talk about the forces opposition.  “The voices of the status quo find many, many ways to undermine progress, to stand in the way of progress,” he told a crowd at the National Action Network in Harlem. 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 →