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’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 →

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 Whole Foods Is Hiring, Will Open This Summer

Whether you love it or hate it, Whole Foods is setting up shop in Harlem this summer. The popular, but pricey, supermarket chain announced this week that it’s seeking staff for all positions at its new location on West 125th Street and Lenox Avenue. 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 →

$4.8M For Hamilton Heights’s Most Expensive Townhouse

harlem brown stoneAn over 100-year-old, five-story townhouse in Hamilton Heights is now on the market asking $4.795 million, making it the most expensive house in the neighborhood, the New York Post reports. Continue Reading →

One Mann’s Showmance From Broadway To Harlem

terrance in harlemTerrence Mann met his future wife, Charlotte d’Amboise, in 1983, when both appeared in “Cats” on Broadway. Showmance is the preferred term on the Great White Way to describe such pairings. 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 →

Why Is Fairway Harlem On The Brink Of Default?

Fairway MarketA few months before Fairway held its initial public offering in 2013, a retail expert told Crain’s that the supermarket’s financial condition was so precarious that it “sounds to me like a company that’s going bankrupt.” 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 →