Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez Comments On de Blasio Fair Fix Plan For MTA

Standing alongside Mayor de Blasio as he announced his support for a Fair Fix Plan to fix the subways and fund reduced fares for lower income New Yorkers living in poverty, Harlem Council Transportation Chair Ydanis Rodriguez issued the following statement: Continue Reading →

Two Teenagers Shot On Harlem Block

Patch reports that two teenage boys were hospitalized Tuesday night after being shot on a Harlem block, an NYPD spokesman told Patch. Continue Reading →

119th Street Gatehouse, West Harlem, NY 1895

The current 119th Street Gatehouse replaced an older gatehouse (ca. 1842) that is located in the middle of the road at Amsterdam Avenue (aka Tenth Avenue) and West 119th Street on what was called “Asylum Ridge.” Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Benjamin Jefferson “Ben” Davis Jr., 1903 – 1964

Benjamin Jefferson “Ben” Davis Jr., September 8, 1903 – August 22, 1964, was an African-American lawyer and communist who was elected to the city council of New York City, representing Harlem, in 1943. 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 →

HARLEM WEEK Honors Seniors in Harlem At The Annual SeniorCitizens Day/Elders Jubilee

HARLEM WEEK celebrates Seniors at the NYC Senior Citizens Day and Elders Jubilee Awards Luncheon, including Music Legend Dionne Warwick, NBA Great Cal Ramsey and Broadway publicist & producer Irene Gandy. Continue Reading →

The SummerStage Festival 2017 At Marcus Garvey Park In Harlem

Join City Parks Foundation’s SummerStage festival heads to Marcus Garvey Park this week (schedule below) and next week, for the 25th Anniversary of the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival.

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Herbert “Whitey” White Exported The Lindy Hop From Harlem To The World (Video)

Herbert “Whitey” White (that’s him above in the white tie and white streak in his hair), a former bouncer (and ex-prize fighter) at the Savoy Ballroom exported the Lindy Hop from Harlem to dance halls around the world. Continue Reading →

The Nerve, Brooklyn Stickball Team Takes On Harlem In Coney Island

Brooklyn News 12 reports that the Brooklyn stickball team took on the Harlem stickball team Sunday for the second annual stickball challenge in Coney Island. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Big Belly Solar Panel Trash Compactor Launch In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

On July 22nd, 2017, State Sen. Brian Benjamin, Council member Bill Perkins, the NAACP, Barbara Askins, president of the 125th Street BID and others were on hand to present the new solar panel trash compactors to help clean up Harlem’s 125th Street and Lenox Avenue.

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Dining With Miss Lil: The 2017 Pelham Fritz Basketball League Scholars

By Lil Nickelson

On Sunday, August 6th, 2017 The Pelham Fritz Basketball League (“PFBL”) Scholarship Fund, Inc. held their annual awards ceremony in the 2nd floor art gallery at the Harlem State Office Building in conjunction with NYS Assembly woman Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →

Youth From Harlem To Hollis Competing At CityParks Track & Field Meet (Photographs)

On Wednesday, August 9, 2017, City Parks Foundation hosted over 2,000 youngsters, ages five to 16, for a day of healthy competition at the 16th Annual CityParks Track & Field Citywide Championships, summer’s largest Track & Field sports games at the world-class Icahn Stadium, Randalls Island, NY. Continue Reading →

Prominent Political Donor’s Facebook Post Draws Condemnation From Harlem To Hollis

NY1 reports that a Facebook posting from a prominent political donor has turned an under-the-radar controversy that started with Governor Andrew Cuomo and state Senate Democrats into one that is now getting public reaction from around the New York political world. Zack Fink filed the following report. Continue Reading →

Health Department Confirms First Human Case Of West Nile Virus For 2017 (Not In Harlem)

The Health Department today confirmed the first human case of West Nile virus of the 2017 season. The patient is less than 50 years of age with underlying medical conditions and is in serious condition at a Manhattan hospital. Continue Reading →

Food Bank For NYC To Receive Nearly 40,000 Pounds Of Donated Pet Food In Harlem

In an effort to keep families together in hard times, PetSmart’s Buy a Bag, Give a Meal program is donating nearly 40,000 pounds of pet food — about 190,000 pet food meals — to Food Bank For New York City (Food Bank). Continue Reading →