District Council 9 Members Give Back To Harlem’s Friendly Hands Ministries

On April 21st, 2018, the members of District Council 9 will lend their time and skills during the District Council’s Annual Community Day of Action. Continue Reading →

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Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, A Harlem Legend 1914 – 2018

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, November 28, 1914 – April 4, 2018, was an African-American film and stage actress. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Charlie Scott, A Rucker Park Legend, Hall Famer And More (Video)

Charles Thomas Scott, born December 15, 1948 -present, is an American former professional basketball player. Continue Reading →

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New York Just Passed A Bill Banning Cops From Having Sex With People In Custody

Yes! State lawmakers in New York passed a bill Thursday to prohibit cops from having sex with people in custody, closing a legal loophole that has let police avoid sexual assault convictions by claiming sex with detainees was consensual. Continue Reading →

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The Hudson River Well At 122nd Street In Harlem New York 1897-1902

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It was spring time in Harlem, when photographer James Reuel Smith, took this image of the Hudson River Well, between West 122nd and West 123rd Streets, looking northeast in West Harlem, on the shore of the Hudson River in New York, 1897-1902. Continue Reading →

MB President Brewer Proclaims March 20th Fresh Air Fund Day From Harlem To Houston

In celebration of The Fresh Air Fund’s 142nd summer of serving New York City children with free summer experiences, Manhattan Borough President Brewer has proclaimed March 20th, 2018, “Fresh Air Fund Day” throughout the Borough. Continue Reading →

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Mayor de Blasio On First-Of-Its Kind Crowdfunding Program For NYC Women Start Ups

On International Women’s Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Council Member Helen Rosenthal announced that over $280,000 in zero-interest loans has been pledged to women entrepreneurs through the City’s crowdfunding partnership with Kiva. Continue Reading →

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BRP Scraps Affordable Rentals At Harlem Project, Will Sell Condos Instead

UPDATED: Mar. 6, 9:37 a.m.: For-profit affordable housing developer BRP Companies plans to sell condominiums instead of rent below-market apartments at its Harlem development called “the Rennie,” according to an offering plan filed with the New York Attorney General’s office. Continue Reading →

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The Harlem Cabin, Amsterdam Ave., & 120th, Street, Harlem, New York, 1910

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A great photograph taken at the site of an old wooded Harlem cabin, with a wooden picket fence lining the sidewalk that moves up a small hill on Amsterdam Avenue at 120th Street in Morningside Park, West Harlem, NY, 1910. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Biotech CEO & Investors Conference 2018

Photographs by Seitu Oronde

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On February 12 – 13, 2018, photographer Seitu Oronde was at the Annual CEO & Investors Conference at the New York Marriott Marquis, New York, NY. Continue Reading →

Lyft Supports Local Nonprofits With Community Grants From Harlem To Hollis

Lyft, the fastest growing rideshare company in the U.S., today announced a new program to support the important work of New York area non-profit organizations focused on building stronger, healthier, more equitable communities. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Street Style, NY 1940’s By Cristobol Balenciaga

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We love this timeless photograph taken by luxury fashion designer Cristobol Balenciaga of a Harlem man with Harlem style impeccably dressed strolling on a Harlem street during the 1940’s. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Faith-Based Real Estate Conference In Harlem

On Wednesday, January 24, 2018, photographer Seitu Oronde was at the 1st annual faith-based Real Estate Development and Preservation Conference presented by HCCI at the Harlem State Office Building in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Olivia Cole Emmy-Winning Actress Passes

Olivia Cole, the Emmy-winning actress known for her work in such TV programs as Roots and Backstairs at the White House, died January 19, 2018, at her home in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where she lived for nearly 30 years. She was 75. Continue Reading →

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Nice, New Harlem Post-Rikers Re-Entry Education Center Opens (Photographs)

GOSO staff members and clients were joined by community leaders, partner organizations, and education stakeholders for the grand opening of the GOSO Education Center at 1400 Fifth Avenue, Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

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Harlem’s Rev. Dr. Wyatt Tee Walker Passes At 88

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Wyatt Tee Walker (August 16, 1929 – January 23, 2018) was an African-American pastor, national civil rights leader, theologian, and cultural historian. Continue Reading →