Landmarks Commission Approves Riverside Park Skate Upgrade In Upper Manhattan

RiversideSkateParkNew York Yimby reported that the Skateboarders in Upper Manhattan are in for a new experience. On Tuesday, the Landmarks Preservation gave its blessing to a proposal to upgrade the 20-year-old skate park in Riverside Park. Continue Reading →

Upper Manhattan Real Estate Report 2016 (Mid-Year)

east-harlem sliderThe reports from the desk of Robert Pair, President, at Harlemlofts.com. On the flip is the Upper Manhattan Real Estate Report Mid-Year 2016 Report for Townhouses, Condos, and Rentals.

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Keith Wright Supports Inez Dickens To Get Her City Council Seat

wright-inez-1NY Post reports that Harlem heavyweights Keith Wright and Inez Dickens are taking steps to swap seats after Wright’s narrow loss in a congres­sional primary last month. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Larry Dais Appointed One Of Two Men To Serve As Commissioner Of The City Civil Service Commission

Larry DaisMayor de Blasio today announced the appointment of Harlem man Larry Dais and Allen Cappelli who will serve as Commissioners of the City Civil Service Commission. Continue Reading →

NYC Emergency Management Hosts Mobile Office Hours Uptown

nyc oem in harlemNew York City Emergency Management officials will visit upper Manhattan on Wednesday to discuss emergency preparedness, coordination, and planning with residents. Continue Reading →

Upper Manhattan residents Hold Vigil For The Victims For The Orlando Shooting

orlando-shootingUpper Manhattan residents will hold a community vigil for the victims of the tragic shooting that took place in Orlando Saturday night. Continue Reading →

Seasonal Market Happenings In Harlem And Upper Manhattan

Pea Shoot Salad With Radish And CarrotThings are really heating up here in Harlem and out in the fields -just in time for our seasonal markets to open! Continue Reading →

Rangel Urges President Obama To Enforce Fair Chance Hiring Policies

charles-rangelCongressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, joined Reps. Elijah E. Cummings (D-MD) and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D-VA) in urging President Barack Obama to take steps in solidifying fair chance hiring policies in the federal government.  Continue Reading →

Health Department Workers Visit Upper Manhattan And Other Boroughs To Encourage Zika Testing

160202170607-zika-virus-sexually-transmitted-dnt-gupta-lead-00013808-exlarge-169New York City Health Department community outreach teams today visited over 100 health care providers in Upper Manhattan, the Bronx, central Queens and Brooklyn to raise awareness about local Zika virus testing options and encourage providers to talk about Zika with their patients. 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 →