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 →

Harlem’s Levine And Others To Hold Landlord Accountable For Dangerous Conditions

mark levine 2Elected officials and advocates rallied in front of buildings run by Durst-owned BCB Management in upper Manhattan to show support for rent-stabilized tenants living under dangerous conditions. Continue Reading →

What’s New: Bohemia Opens Second Uptown Office

boheimia real estate in harlem poster1Bohemia Realty Group is launching its second office at 3880 Broadway, between 162nd and 163rd Streets, in Washington Heights. Continue Reading →

Rep. Charles B. Rangel Town Hall In Upper Manhattan

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By Rep Charles Rangel

My 46th and final year in Congress got off to a busy start as we began to tackle some very important issues in the New Year. Continue Reading →

Second African Burial Ground Discovered In Harlem

alg-mta-bus-depot-jpgFor nearly a decade, keepers of Harlem’s historical flame have insisted — in the face of official skepticism — that a significant antebellum landmark lay beneath an enormous bus depot near the Harlem River. Continue Reading →

City College Of New York Print, Harlem Late 1800’s

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A great rare etching of City College of New York was originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York at St. Nicolas Terrace to Amsterdam Avenue, W. 140th to West 138th Streets in post colonial Harlem in upper Manhattan in 1847 by wealthy businessman and president of the Board of Education, Townsend Harris. Continue Reading →

Country Life In Harlem, New York 1880

country side harlem 1880's finalLife in 19th century Harlem was very different from the century that preceded it, the sun drenched photo above looking north was taken on Riverside Drive (around 123rd Street), in West Harlem, NY 1880. Continue Reading →

Ouch, 4 Harlem Buses Recieve “The Schleppie Award”

m1 busThis morning, the Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives announced their annual “Schleppie Award” to the slowest moving buses in Harlem. Continue Reading →

“The Remarkable Rise Of Eliza Jumel,” In Harlem Heights

eliza jumel in harlem1The NY Times writes George Washington slept there, but, oh, to have been a fly on the wall of that mansion in Harlem Heights, Manhattan’s oldest surviving house, a few decades later, when Eliza Bowen moved uptown from what became Reade Street to live there with her husbands, Stephen Jumel and (again) Aaron Burr. (One at a time, of course.) Continue Reading →

An American Apparel Store Closes On Upper Manhattan

amrican apparel closes in upper west sideAfter filing for bankruptcy back in October, American Apparel has been quietly but quickly closing selected stores throughout the city. The most recent shuttering happened at their iconic Lower East Side location, and now the trendy basics brand has cleared out another Upper West Side location, this time at 109th Street and Columbus Avenue. Continue Reading →