Posts Tagged ‘East Harlem’

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

Large mixed-use development slated for city-owned block in East Harlem | Politico

By SALLY GOLDENBERG As East Harlem prepares to undergo a sweeping rezoning that would dramatically alter its landscape, a block-long site that is home to four community gardens is slated to become a 751,000-square-foot, mixed-use development. Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration has selected Jonathan Rose Companies, a prolific developer of rent-regulated housing, to construct 655 […]


Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

Harlem Schools Are Left to Fail as Those Not Far Away Thrive | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR Some of the best public elementary schools in New York City are in Community School District 3, on Manhattan’s West Side. At those schools, the vast majority of children pass the annual state tests, gifted and talented programs buzz with activity, and special programs attract promising young musicians or families who want […]


Figure Skating In Harlem Gives Opportunities To Underserved Communities And Those Of Color | Forbes

Figure Skating In Harlem Gives Opportunities To Underserved Communities And Those Of Color | Forbes

BY Jim Clash For two decades, New York’s Figure Skating In Harlem has helped the underserved and communities of color get involved in the elite sport of figure skating. Olympic silver medalist Sasha Cohen has helped mentor many of the students along the way. Now FSIH is expanding to include Detroit. Here, we catch up […]


New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools | NY Times

New York Charters Enroll Fewer Homeless Pupils Than City Schools | NY Times

By KATE TAYLOR On East 111th Street, the upper grades of Success Academy Harlem 3, a charter school, share a building with Mosaic Preparatory Academy, a traditional neighborhood elementary school. In many ways, the children who attend the two schools in Harlem are similar. They are mostly black and Hispanic, and a majority come from […]


Huge East Harlem development will have 400 affordable apartments | Curbed NY

Huge East Harlem development will have 400 affordable apartments | Curbed NY

The entire development will be fully affordable by Tanay Warerkar In October it was revealed that L+M Development Partners along with Tahl Propp Equities were planning a massive, fully-affordable residential project that would span an entire city block in East Harlem. On Tuesday, the 400-unit project was approved by the City Council, signaling its successful […]


Dueling Protests at Meeting on East Harlem Rezoning | City Limits

Dueling Protests at Meeting on East Harlem Rezoning | City Limits

By Abigail Savitch-Lew At a packed meeting on the mayor’s rezoning plan for East Harlem last night, members of Community Voices Heard marched out to the street and held a rally, while members of El Barrio Unite refused to allow the city’s presentation to continue, with both groups expressing concern that the mayor’s housing plan […]


The Chopped Cheese’s Sharp Rise to Fame | NY Times

The Chopped Cheese’s Sharp Rise to Fame | NY Times

By Eli Rosenberg The chopped cheese is a New York success story — with a somewhat charged twist. The sandwich, also called a chop cheese — ground beef with onions, topped by melted cheese and served with lettuce, tomatoes and condiments on a hero roll — has long been a staple of bodegas in Harlem […]


Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College | NY Times

Life Beyond Bars: One Man’s Journey From Prison to College | NY Times

By KYLE SPENCER Around midnight on June 30, 1998, Juan Echevarria, a 23-year-old principal in a drug crew, ran into a crack dealer on a Harlem street corner. What ensued, he later told the police, was an argument over money. In those days, Mr. Echevarria would case New York City in a bulletproof vest, often […]


Mood Music: Dave East – Kairi Chanel

Mood Music: Dave East - Kairi Chanel

Leading the charge for a resurgence in New York City Hip-Hop is none other than Dave East. His latest project, Kairi Chanel, is a super solid effort from the most promising emcee to come out of NYC in a long time. The fact that is he hails from the eternal capital of cool, Harlem, makes […]


Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2016

Spread Love: Uptown Bounce 2016

Join the Museum of the City of New York and El Museo del Barrio for the third annual Uptown Bounce series of summer block parties! On four consecutive Wednesday evenings, dance to the music of New York DJs, enjoy gallery talks, tours, and art workshops, and savor summer drinks and local food. See below for more […]


Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Uptown Video: Last Tenant Standing in East Harlem

Raymond Tirado, the last tenant in an East Harlem walk up, fights to remain in his childhood home, while the landlord attempts to demolish and replace it with a luxury development. We invite you to subscribe to the weekly Uptown Love newsletter, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter & Instagram or e-mail […]


A Restaurant Guide to East Harlem | Eater NY

A Restaurant Guide to East Harlem | Eater NY

By Robert Sietsema Before 1900, East Harlem was largely German. But by the First World War, southern European immigrants had come to dominate, so that the area became known as Italian Harlem. Its most famous resident was Fiorello LaGuardia. Within 40 years or so, the Italians had been largely supplanted by Puerto Ricans, and then […]


Revealed: 1516 Park Avenue, East Harlem | NY YIMBY

Revealed: 1516 Park Avenue, East Harlem | NY YIMBY

By: Rebecca Baird-Remba East Harlem may be experiencing a renaissance, but the stretch of Park Avenue covered by the elevated Metro-North Railroad tracks remains inhospitable and littered with vacant lots. Now, development may be coming to a barren stretch at 1516 Park Avenue, between 110th and 111th streets. The site is on the market, and […]


Harlem teen joins Community Board to tackle neighborhood issues | NY Daily News

Harlem teen joins Community Board to tackle neighborhood issues | NY Daily News

BY Kerry Burke, Ginger Adams Otis | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS A Harlem teen determined to change the world is tackling some of the city’s biggest challenges — one community board meeting at a time. Victoria Pannell, 16, stopped on her way into her inaugural session as a member of Community Board 10 on Wednesday […]


What It’s Like to Live in Segregated New York | NY Times

What It’s Like to Live in Segregated New York | NY Times

The New York Times asked residents in community districts that were highly divided along racial and ethnic lines to describe what they liked and didn’t like about their neighborhoods. Washington Heights, Manhattan Community District 12; 70 percent Latino Jennifer Celadilla, 27 A middle school teacher “In the ’80s and ’90s it was really dangerous to […]


The NYPD is Running Stings Against Immigrant-Owned Shops, Then Pushing For Warrantless Searches | ProPublica

The NYPD is Running Stings Against Immigrant-Owned Shops, Then Pushing For Warrantless Searches | ProPublica

by Sarah Ryley for ProPublica and the New York Daily News An undercover NYPD officer entered the spotless Super Laundromat & Dry Cleaners in Inwood, a largely Dominican neighborhood at the northernmost tip of Manhattan. He made his rounds through the store, hawking what he said were stolen gadgets — an iPhone, iPad Mini and […]


The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

The 96th Street divide: Why There’s So Much Diabetes in Harlem

In East Harlem, four times as many people have diabetes as in the neighboring Upper East Side. Meera Senthilingam of Mosaic meets the New Yorkers stopping poverty from being a death sentence.


Spread Love: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions on Feb 27th & 28th

Spread Love: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions on Feb 27th & 28th

As Black History Month evolves into #BlackFutureMonth, a response to increasing safety and survival concerns of African descendants in the United States, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) affirms and celebrates the resistance and resilience of African Diaspora global cultures in a multidisciplinary cultural arts weekend event. On February 28th and February 29th, […]


After 85 Years in East Harlem, a Routine That Keeps Her Going | NY Times

After 85 Years in East Harlem, a Routine That Keeps Her Going | NY Times

By TERENCE McGINLEY Most Tuesday mornings, Marta Benitez walks from her apartment on the corner of Fifth Avenue and 111th Street to the food pantry at St. Cecilia’s Church on East 105th Street. With other volunteers, she assembles bags of nonperishable items to be handed out to members of the community. “I can walk 20 […]


1-06-16: The 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade

1-06-16: The 39th Annual Three Kings Day Parade

For nearly 40 years, El Museo has hosted the Three Kings Day Parade. Experience the live camels, colorful puppets, parrandas, and dancing on this magical day. School groups, community members, local businesses, and families are encouraged to participate. PARADE SCHEDULE 11:00am – 12:30pm, El Barrio The parade begins at 106th Street and Lexington Avenue and ends […]


East Harlem: The Pope’s ‘most important stop’ | CNN

East Harlem: The Pope's 'most important stop' | CNN

By Ray Sanchez New York (CNN)On a park bench outside a Manhattan housing project, Jenny Ortiz, 65, remembered the day she and several parishioners were led out of Our Lady Queen of Angels Church in handcuffs. A handful of East Harlem residents had staged a peaceful protest one night in 2007 after the New York […]


Why Pope Francis is visiting East Harlem and a Catholic school there this month | Los Angeles Times

Why Pope Francis is visiting East Harlem and a Catholic school there this month | Los Angeles Times

By Tina Susman If any place in New York City deserves a blessing, it is the sliver of East Harlem that Pope Francis will visit. On a hot summer’s day, rat poison signs were posted in the soil outside one of two housing projects that flank Francis’ destination, Our Lady Queen of Angels School. Police […]


K2, a Potent Drug, Casts a Shadow Over an East Harlem Block | NY Times

K2, a Potent Drug, Casts a Shadow Over an East Harlem Block | NY Times

By NICHOLAS CASEY It was early afternoon when the man with the twitching legs was dragged from the ground into an ambulance. Another man selling books washed away the vomit. A man named Charlie Medina sat at the same spot a few days later, unable to remember his name before he fell into a trance […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: Revolutionary Fitness

Indiegogo Spotlight: Revolutionary Fitness

A Word From Revolutionary Fitness RevFit’s Indiegogo Campaign is a project to support the development of a brand new low-cost, community-based fitness studio. This is our first physical location and we are excited to be in the great neighborhood of East Harlem. There’s a range of one-of-a-kind perks for you to choose from, with all proceeds […]

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