How Nelson Mandela Used Sports to Unite South Africa

By Marc Rasbury

Last Thursday we lost one of the worlds most significant and historic individuals in former South African President Nelson Mandela. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Cabin, Amsterdam Ave., & 120th, Street, Harlem, New York, 1910

A great photograph taken at the site of an old wooded Harlem cabin, with a wooden picket fence lining the sidewalk that moves up a small hill on Amsterdam Avenue at 120th Street in Morningside Park, West Harlem, NY, 1910. Continue Reading →

Site Of The Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine At Morningside Park In Harlem, NY 1893

An amazing photograph taken at the site of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine looking northeast between Amsterdam and Manhattan Avenues at 110th Street from Morningside Park in West Harlem, NY 1893. Continue Reading →

Reworking A Refuse Storage Area In Harlem

Waste Management World reports that in New York City CTA Architects P.C. has completed a $1.1 million redevelopment and upgrade of the 5650 square foot (525 square metre) refuse storage area at Morningside Gardens, a six-building co-op complex in West Harlem’s Morningside Heights section. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fire Breaks Out In High-Rise Building

Patch reports that residents of a 35-story apartment building in West Harlem were evacuated after afire broke out on the building’s 25th floor, an FDNY spokesman and local city councilman said. Continue Reading →

Drunken Man Spears Self On Harlem Fence

NY Daily News reports that a boozy night in West Harlem resulted in a drunken reveler impaling his thigh on a metal fence — sparking a fight between two other partiers, authorities and witnesses said. Continue Reading →

Former Harlem Resident, President Obama Is First Guest On New David Letterman Show

We love writing about President Obama since he lived and worked in Harlem while attending Columbia University in West Harlem. Anyway, Essence writes that David Letterman is coming back to TV and he has tapped former President Obama to be his first guest.
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‘West Harlem’ Tops 2018 Hoods To Watch

NY Curbed reports that in its annual list of NYC neighborhoods to watch out for the following year, StreetEasy has placed West Harlem atop its top 10 list. Continue Reading →

Uptown Arts Stroll Accepting Poster Contest Submissions

Artists living in West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood can now submit poster designers for one of Uptown Manhattan’s premier annual art events. Continue Reading →

Chelsea, FC Harlem Growing “The Beautiful Game” Soccer In Harlem And Beyond

NY Sports Today reports that while the debate continues on about where New York City Football Club will eventually find a home, a stone’s throw from their current home, Yankee Stadium … Continue Reading →

Squatters Shack At Grant’s Tomb In Harlem 1901

An amazing photograph looking northeast on a snowy in Riverside Park with columns and dome from General U.S. Grants Tomb beyond with a squatters wood shack in the foreground in West Harlem, NY, February 13th, 1901.  Continue Reading →

Hamilton Heights Fire Engulfs Apartment Building

Patch reports that firefighters are battling a large rooftop blaze in the Hamilton Heights section of West Harlem, fire officials said. Four firefighters and one civilian suffered non life-threatening injuries while operating at the scene of the fire, officials said. Continue Reading →

Harlem City Council Election Results: Levine, Ayala, Perkins Win

Patch reports that three Democrats will represent Harlem in the New York City Council for the next four years. 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 →

Two-Building Development In West Harlem

Back in January of 2016, YIMBY reported on new building applications for a through block site spanning from 305 West 128th Street to 304 West 129th Street, in West Harlem, between Frederick Douglass Boulevard and St. Nicholas Avenue. Continue Reading →

WHDC RFPs For Education, Affordable Housing And Workforce Development In Harlem

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West Harlem Development Corporation (WHDC) is pleased to announce the release of (3) request for proposals (RFPs). Continue Reading →

Condominium Development Reveal In West Harlem

West Harlem has been booming with infill development over the past few years, and YIMBY recently revealed two new residential buildings coming to Convent Avenue, in the immediate blocks northwest of West 125th Street. Continue Reading →

House And Boy At Amsterdam Avenue And West 116th Street, NY 1898

Unidentified house on the Northeast corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 116th Street, in Harlem, New York, November 8, 1898, by Harlem photographer James Reuel Smith. Continue Reading →

Permits Filed For Development In West Harlem NY

NY Yimby reports that [easyazon_link identifier=”0810939460″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Central Park[/easyazon_link] North doesn’t often see new developments, but now, new building applications have been filed for a vacant site at 145 West [easyazon_link identifier=”B000RKW2MW” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]110th Street[/easyazon_link], in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Filming For Instincts Starts Today In West Harlem

Location Vacations reports that a new show called “Instinct” started filming at Claremont Avenue and 119th Street in Harlem today. Continue Reading →