Park In Harlem Renamed For Retiring Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell

NY1 reports that Governor Andrew Cuomo and state leaders renamed Riverbank State Park in Harlem after retiring Assemblyman Herman “Denny” Farrell. Continue Reading →

Martha Stewart Detects Sewage Smell Uptown

And so it happened that on July 13, 2017, with two minutes left ’til 10:45 a.m., career perfectionist and Snoop Dogg spirit animal Martha Stewart, 75, became the latest person to realize that the glamorous isle of Manhattan, despite its fame and fortune and highly exclusionary housing market, still smells a lot like sewage sometimes. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Herman “Denny” Farrell’s Assembly Post May Be Vacant Sooner Than Later

When Assemblymember Herman “Denny” Farrell, who heads the chamber’s Ways and Means Committee, announced he would not seek reelection next year, it set off a murmur about who might succeed him in the powerful — and lucrative — committee post. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Denny Farrell Wants New Tappan Zee Bridge Named After Mario Cuomo

The new Tappan Zee Bridge is set to be named after Gov. Cuomo’s father, the late Gov. Mario Cuomo, under an agreement reached late Wednesday night. Continue Reading →

An Interview With New Harlem Filmmaker Of “Wine Tasting” Justin Samuels (Video)

Harlemites love wine, and especially wine tasting, so it’s not surprising that a Harlemite has written and executive produced a film by the same name.
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Uptown Council Member Mark Levine’s 4th Annual Health Fair In Harlem

In partnership with dozens of local community organizations, health advocacy groups and city agencies,  City Council Member Mark Levine hosted his office’s 4th Annual Community Health Fair this past Saturday in Riverbank State Park. Continue Reading →

NYPD Deems Harlem Judge’s Death ‘Suspicious’

The body of Associate Judge Sheila Abdus-Salaam, the first African-American woman to be appointed to New York’s Court of Appeals, was found dead in the Hudson River on April 12, 2017. Continue Reading →

Join The Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair In Harlem

students-in-harlem1The anniversary event will feature a cake cutting ceremony including President and CEO Arva Rice, Harlem’s Riverbank State Park staff, NYULYP Leadership Team and VIPs. Continue Reading →

Opportunities For $1 Million Worth of Scholarships – Register Now

President Barack Obama signs an executive order for the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the East Room of the White House,, Feb. 26, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Chuck Kennedy)

On Saturday, November 12, 2016 The New York Urban League’s 30th Annual Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Fair, in partnership with the New York Urban League Young Professionals (NYULYP) is expected to attract over 3,000 New York City high school students, out-of-state high school students, their families and volunteers. Continue Reading →

Brewer Ok’s $26 Mil In School Awards From Harlem To Hollis

gale BrewerManhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today announced a slate of capital funding awards supporting the borough’s schools, parks, libraries, and community-based nonprofit organizations. Continue Reading →

NY Urban League Host 29th Annual HBCU Fair In Harlem

hbcu college rep in harlem1NY Urban League will host its 29th annual HBCU fair which will allow students to speak to over 50 Historically Black College and University campus representatives. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: BMA 1st Annual Awards Reception

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Growing up in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s, I don’t recall any vacant commercial real estate spaces on Amsterdam Avenue, Broadway, Convent Avenue or St. Nicholas Avenue from like 135th Street up to 155th Street.  Continue Reading →

Jazzmobile’s 50th Anniversary In Harlem

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 The Jazzmobile continues Billy Taylor’s tradition of presenting the legends , masters, rising stars and young emerging performers, this year’s Summerfest has one brilliant performance after another.

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