East Harlem Target Shopping Cart Attack Left Woman Incapable Of Physical Intimacy

Patch reports that an Upper West Side philanthropist left brain-damaged when a shopping cart was dropped on her in East River Plaza mall is a “shadow of her former self,” rendered incapable of physical intimacy, the woman’s lawyer said.

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Isaac Kassirer To Buy $100M UWS Harlem Portfolio

Isaac Kassirer is expanding into the Upper West Side, with the pending purchase of a three-building multifamily portfolio for just shy of $100 million, The Real Deal has learned. Continue Reading →

Look At New Development In West Harlem

The Upper West Side doesn’t often see major new residential developments, especially of the affordable variety, which is why HPD’s plans for 145 West 108th Street, on behalf of the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, are somewhat surprising. Continue Reading →

NYC Orgs Partner For Patient Self-Management, Health Coaching Uptown

Sources report that New York City-based hospital Mount Sinai St. Luke’s has partnered with a local health coaching group to support health coaching and patient self-management. Continue Reading →

Best Places To Watch The July 4th Fireworks For Free In Harlem

Harlem’s Independence Day salute on Sunday, July 4th Fireworks will be set off from multiple locations, meaning there will be Instagram-worthy vistas of the display from multiple spots in Harlem.
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Harlem Special Election With A Brian Benjamin Win

Harlem’s game of political musical chairs comes to an end Tuesday. Voters elected Democrat Brian Benjamin to serve as the new State Senator for New York’s 30th District — which spans most of Central Harlem and parts of West Harlem, East Harlem, the Upper West Side and Washington Heights. Continue Reading →

Harlem Children Attend 176 Different Public Schools

Chalk Beat reports that Harlem elementary schools are “hemorrhaging” students, according to a new report by the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School. Continue Reading →

Shake Shack Is About To Shake Up Morningside Heights

The reigning burger prince of New York, Shake Shack is opening a new location in Morningside Heights In Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

City Proposes Consolidating South Harlem Public Schools

harlem-schoolsThe city Department of Education (DOE) proposed a plan to shut down PS 241 and redistribute students from its school zone to three neighboring schools during a Wednesday night meeting of the Community Education Council for District 3 (CEC). Continue Reading →

Whole Foods NYC Gives Back To Marcus Garvey Park And Other Local Parks

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Whole Foods Market stores in New York City are joining forces with various city parks to celebrate the retailer’s 5% Community Giving Day. Continue Reading →

Riverside Drive Gets More Accessible Bus Stops In Harlem

riversidebusstops_20160913_104thstreet-777x461New York Yimby reports that there is some good news for bus riders on the Upper West Side and in Morningside Heights. More accessible bus stops are in the works for Riverside Drive. Continue Reading →

Upper West Side Landmarked Theater Retail Conversion Moves Forward

metro-theater-2626-broadway-777x476Last fall, the New York Times broke the news that the landmarked Metro Theater on the Upper West Side would become a Planet Fitness. Now applications have officially been filed to convert the 1930s Art Deco theater at 2626 Broadway into retail. 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 →

Harlem Churches, A Chance For Landmark Designation

historic in harlemA number of religious institutions were considered for landmark designation at a public hearing held by the Landmarks Preservation Commission last Thursday. Continue Reading →

With A Store In Harlem, Fairway Slumps As Epicure Options Grow

Fairway MarketNY Times reports that today, Fairway shares trade around $1.80 — a little more than the price of three tangerines. Continue Reading →