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A Hero at Home in Harlem | WSJ

A Hero at Home in Harlem | WSJ

Marvel superhero Luke Cage defends the uptown streets in new Netflix series By Steve Dollar Harlem is more than a backdrop in “Marvel’s Luke Cage,” the new superhero drama available Friday on Netflix. The Manhattan neighborhood is very much a character in the show, which stars Mike Colter in the title role, a falsely accused […]


Pumpkin House Carves Out a Niche on the Hudson | WSJ

Pumpkin House Carves Out a Niche on the Hudson | WSJ

By Hannah Furfaro Photos of William Spink’s home in upper Manhattan appear in history books, and tour guides point it out as they glide by on Hudson River cruises below. It perches high above Route 9A, just north of the George Washington Bridge. It even has a nickname—the Pumpkin House. The nickname came over the […]


Ecuador’s Homegrown Sport Thrives Under the Lights in Harlem | WSJ

Ecuador’s Homegrown Sport Thrives Under the Lights in Harlem | WSJ

Every weekend, a community of New Yorkers gathers for a night of ecuavoley, a variation of volleyball that sprouted more than a century ago in their home country By Paolo Uggetti By 9 p.m. on a recent night in the city, St. Nicholas Park in South Harlem was nearly pitch dark. The basketball courts were […]


Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ

Adriano Espaillat Prevails in Democratic Primary | WSJ

By Mara Gay and Thomas MacMillan New York state Assemblyman Keith Wright conceded defeat Thursday in the race for the Democratic nomination to succeed U.S. Rep. Charles Rangel, paving the way for state Sen. Adriano Espaillat to potentially become the first Dominican-American member of Congress. The primary fight ended Thursday afternoon with a handshake outside […]


A Harlem Pastor Makes His Mark | WSJ

A Harlem Pastor Makes His Mark | WSJ

By Melanie Grayce West During a sermon last month, the Rev. Michael A. Walrond Jr. hit his stride, as he often does, about 15 minutes in. Speaking about David, one of his favorite biblical characters, Mr. Walrond’s tenor voice rose, and he began revving up, removing his eyeglasses and punctuating his speech with a wag […]


Where the Elderly Can Age in Place | Wall Street Journal

Where the Elderly Can Age in Place | Wall Street Journal

By Patrice O’Shaughnessy At the age of 81, Margrit Meagher regularly rides a bicycle in her Upper Manhattan neighborhood and lifts weights three times a week. On Wednesday mornings she volunteers to work at a nearby produce market operated by the Isabella Geriatric Center, unpacking fruits and vegetables and putting them out for sale. Her […]


The Art and Activism of the Young Lords | Wall Street Journal

The Art and Activism of the Young Lords | Wall Street Journal

By Mark Armao When garbage started piling up on East Harlem sidewalks in the late 1960s because of irregular trash collection, a group of young activists decided to intervene. They dragged the discarded mattresses, old refrigerators and abandoned cars into the street, blocking traffic in a dramatic protest. They then set the garbage aflame. The […]


Step by Step, Rebuilding New York City’s Open-Air Staircases | Wall Street Journal

Step by Step, Rebuilding New York City’s Open-Air Staircases | Wall Street Journal

By Douglas Feiden For roughly a century, residents of New York City’s hilltops, slopes and valleys have relied on “step streets.” These steep, block-long, open-air staircases connecting two streets at different elevations are indispensable for navigating the pitched terrain of neighborhoods in upper Manhattan and the west Bronx. But the city’s 100 step streets have […]


Harlem’s Studio Museum Will Expand | Wall Street Journal

Harlem’s Studio Museum Will Expand | Wall Street Journal

Its $122 million home on West 125th Street will be designed as a hub for the neighborhood By Jennifer Smith The Studio Museum in Harlem is planning a $122 million home on West 125th Street that would replace its current building with a five-story, custom-built space intended to serve as a hub for a rapidly […]


‘Voodoo,’ an Opera from the Harlem Renaissance, Gets Its First Revival | Wall Street Journal

‘Voodoo,’ an Opera from the Harlem Renaissance, Gets Its First Revival  | Wall Street Journal

By Andy Beta Last Friday, at the Convent Avenue Baptist Church in Harlem, a soaring soprano voice pierced the quietude, strong enough to be heard inside and outside the building. In a small rehearsal space upstairs from the main sanctuary, eight singers, a pianist and Dr. Gregory Hopkins, conductor and artistic director for Harlem Opera […]


Eliza Jumel’s Ghost Shows Up in ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements’ | WSJ

Eliza Jumel’s Ghost Shows Up in ‘Yinka Shonibare MBE: Colonial Arrangements’ | WSJ

By Susan Delson If People magazine had existed in the early 1800s, Eliza Jumel would have been a natural for the cover—and not just once. She might have scored first in the 1790s, as a New York actress known for her wit, beauty and influential friends. And then again in 1810, as half of a […]


Harlem’s Burgeoning Food Scene | WSJ

Harlem’s Burgeoning Food Scene | WSJ

By Lana Bortolot Not long ago, eating out in Harlem meant the obligatory trip to Sylvia’s Restaurant on Malcolm X Boulevard for soul food. But when chef Marcus Samuelsson opened Red Rooster a block away in 2011, followed by Harlem Corner Social diagonally across the street, it signaled a change in the local dining scene. […]


In New York City, Harlem’s 125th Street Picks Up Momentum | WSJ

In New York City, Harlem’s 125th Street Picks Up Momentum | WSJ

By Keiko Morris The pace of transformation of Harlem’s 125th Street is picking up speed, attracting developers and retailers who want to be part of the thoroughfare’s ascent. Earlier this month, developer Greystone & Co. paid $11.5 million through a bankruptcy auction to buy a group of lots facing East 125th Street and a parcel […]


Change Comes to Striver’s Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite | WSJ

Change Comes to Striver's Row, Historic Enclave for African-American Elite | WSJ

By Josh Barbanel Striver’s Row is facing an identity crisis. Last week, an 1891 house sold for almost $2.89 million, a record price for the Harlem neighborhood that left some older Strivers worried something neighborly was being lost as affluent buyers bid up prices. “After a point, only certain wealthy people can afford to move […]


Once a Funeral Home, Inwood Pharmacy Now a Gathering Place | WSJ

Once a Funeral Home, Inwood Pharmacy Now a Gathering Place | WSJ

BY Richard Morgan A former funeral home in Inwood is now a place where Girl Scouts hold their meetings, preschoolers play and artists display their works. Manny Ramirez reopened his Dichter Pharmacy in the old mortuary almost a year ago after a 2012 fire destroyed the business, which has operated in the neighborhood in some form […]


Arrest in ‘Baby Hope’ Cold Case | WSJ

Arrest in 'Baby Hope' Cold Case | WSJ

By PERVAIZ SHALLWANI And SARAH ARMAGHAN The cousin of a slain 4-year-old girl known only as Baby Hope was charged with murder after he allegedly confessed to smothering the child, a development investigators are heralding as the potential conclusion to a cold case that has haunted them for 22 years. Conrado Juarez, 52 years old, […]


Manhattan Theater Readies Silver Screen Return | WSJ

Manhattan Theater Readies Silver Screen Return | WSJ

By LANA BORTOLOT Few movie theaters are considered alluring these days, but backers of the United Palace Theater in Washington Heights are betting that if they build a silver screen, people will come. The Oriental-Moorish-styled Palace at 175th Street and Broadway was the last of the five Loew’s Wonder Theaters to open in New York […]


Dyckman Street Feels Pinch From Growth | WSJ

Dyckman Street Feels Pinch From Growth | WSJ

By KAYA LATERMAN With few dining and night-life options, residents of Inwood have long wished for new eating and drinking establishments to open up in their neighborhood. Their wish is starting to come true, bringing some headaches in the process. Although headlines about the northern tip of Manhattan used to be most often about motorcycle […]


After ‘Heights,’ Lin-Manuel Miranda Writes a Musical to Cheer For | WSJ

After 'Heights,' Lin-Manuel Miranda Writes a Musical to Cheer For | WSJ

By Barbara Chai When Broadway composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda needed inspiration for a song for “Bring It On,” his new musical about high-school cheerleading, he turned to the bedroom he slept in as a teenager. He didn’t have to travel far—he lives just five blocks away from his childhood home in Manhattan’s Inwood neighborhood. […]


Drinks and Seafood on the Waterfront | WSJ.com

Drinks and Seafood on the Waterfront | WSJ.com

BY V.L. Hendrickson One of the great treats of New York in the summer is getting out of New York in the summer. That isn’t always the easiest thing to do on an average Tuesday night. But the newly open La Marina in Washington Heights seems like an out-of-town destination when its really just a […]


Mothers Give for One Who Can’t | WSJ

Mothers Give for One Who Can't | WSJ

BY Sumathi Reddy The drop-offs take place in parking garages and on street corners: styrofoam coolers filled with plastic bags of milk carefully labeled with dates, ounces, names and contact information. The donors include Lynn Monday, a 32-year-old first-time mother from New Jersey; Courtney Young, a 38-year-old from Hudson Heights in the midst of nursing […]


Katori Hall on Her New Play, ‘Hurt Village’ | Speakeasy – WSJ

Katori Hall on Her New Play, 'Hurt Village'  | Speakeasy - WSJ

By Barbara Chai Katori Hall, the playwright behind “The Mountaintop,” stopped by the WSJ studio to discuss the world premiere of her new play, “Hurt Village,” at the brand new Pershing Square Signature Center in New York City. Hall, who now lives in Washington Heights, New York, is a native of Memphis, and said the […]


Historic Home on the Grange | WSJ.com

Historic Home on the Grange | WSJ.com

By ROBBIE WHELAN Owners of historic property regularly complain about dealing with government landmark agencies, which can be sticklers for keeping New York’s great buildings looking the same for the ages. These critics can take some consolation by looking at the recent rehabilitation of Hamilton Grange, the upper Manhattan house built by founding father Alexander […]


City Salamander Hunt | WSJ.com

City Salamander Hunt | WSJ.com

BY Ralph Gardner If you think it’s a challenge writing about a salamander hunt—though I realize I can only speak for myself—try writing about it after you arrive, only to discover that the hunt is over; you missed it. That was my situation on an otherwise balmy recent early fall afternoon when I reported to […]

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