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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 […]


Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

Retracing Audubon’s Steps, Painting His Birds Anew | WSJ

By Susan Delson This week, an Italian mural artist named Hitnes has been painting a portrait of a fish crow on a wall at Broadway and 155th Street. It is no coincidence that the six-story-high image stands only a few hundred feet from the grave of artist and naturalist John James Audubon . In fact, […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Putting the Pieces Together in Inwood | WSJ

Putting the Pieces Together in Inwood | WSJ

By Lana Bortolot Known for its plenitude of parks, the far north neighborhood of Inwood just came a little closer to looking like the rest of Manhattan with the opening of the area’s first Starbucks. The ubiquitous coffee-shop chain opened at 4761 Broadway on the corner of Dyckman Street on Dec. 26. But just a […]


Photos Documenting NYC Latino Experience To Be Digitized by Columbia | WNYC

Photos Documenting NYC Latino Experience To Be Digitized by Columbia | WNYC

By Gisele Regatao : Executive Producer, WNYC News Five thousand pictures documenting Hispanics in New York City will be preserved by Columbia University. The photos, from El Diario/La Prensa’s archives from 1978 to 2001, will be digitized and indexed, and will be accessible through the university’s library. The announcement comes as the Latino newspaper celebrates […]


Documenting the Dwindling Number of Manhattan Bodegas | WSJ

Documenting the Dwindling Number of Manhattan Bodegas | WSJ

By LANA BORTOLOT When Gail Victoria Braddock Quagliata noticed that the bodegas she used to pass on her daily walks seemed to be getting fewer and fewer, she got out her camera to document a disappearing landscape. She began shooting in 2009 as a fine-arts project for her master’s thesis in photography. But in December, […]


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 […]

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