Schomburg Harlem Highlights Hip-Hop Archives During National Hip-Hop History Month

schomburg library in harlemIn recognition of National Hip-Hop History Month, the Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is highlighting notable items from its Hip-Hop Archive Project Collection, initiated in 1999 to actively collect and preserve materials from hip-hop pioneers. Continue Reading →

NYPD Rescue Man Threatening To Jump From Bridge Taken To Harlem Hospital (Video)

man-on-bridge-in-harlemA daring rescue took place Wednesday morning when a man climbed to the top of the Macombs Dam Bridge, which connects Harlem with the South Bronx. Continue Reading →

“Have You Ever Heard of This Thing Called the Lincoln [Hospital] Collective?” Talk In Harlem

60a3bd4b-e485-4d6d-b260-f0e8ef181830What do you do if you’re a young physician with a growing sense of social justice, and the world looks like it’s in political upheaval around you? In 1970, about two-dozen young physicians asked themselves this very question. Continue Reading →

Better Bike Connections Between East Harlem And The Bronx

The two-way bike lane on First Avenue between 124th and 125th will be protected by a raised concrete barrier. Image: DOT

The two-way bike lane on First Avenue between 124th and 125th will be protected by a concrete barrier. Image: DOT

Streets Blog reports that on Tuesday, DOT presented plans to Harlem’s Community Board 11 for two short segments of two-way protected bike lanes to improve connections between East Harlem and the Willis Avenue and Triborough bridges [PDF]. Continue Reading →

MTV’s Girl Code Nessa At Harlem RBI’s 11th Annual Diamond Ball

Nessa at Harlem rbi1On Thursday, November 12th, Hot 97 radio personality and lead of MTV’s Girl Code Nessa hosted Harlem RBI’s 11th Annual Diamond Ball event which took place at Lucky Strike Lanes in NYC. Continue Reading →

Harlem RBI’s Gets REAL Funding For Kids Programming

mark-teixeira-harlem-rbi-articleThrough a unique partnership with CBS EcoMedia’s WellnessAd program, UnitedHealthcare is funding sports and academic nonprofit Harlem RBI’s REAL Kids summer program, which provides youth with comprehensive cognitive, enrichment, health and wellness, and sports activities designed to build literacy, social and emotional skills as well as to improve young people’s health and fitness. Continue Reading →

NYC Health Commish Issues Water-Cooling Tower Order

cooling-tower-opera-house-hotelThe NYC Health Commissioner has issued an order to all owners of buildings from Harlem to Hollis with cooling towers. Continue Reading →