NYCHA Free of Financial Handcuffs

trash dumps in central harlemIn Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “tale of two cities,” New York’s public housing projects clearly stood as a city of have-nots and a tale of woe. Continue Reading →

Harlem Shack, 5th Avenue And 140th Street, 1927

1927Harlem_140-St_smA different Harlem existed during the roaring twenties leading up to the Great Depression, like this Harlem Shack, on 5th Avenue and 140th Street, in 1927. Continue Reading →

Aloft Hotel in Harlem Gets Keyless Checkin

The new Aloft hotel in New York in HarlemIf you’re staying at the Aloft Hotel in Harlem or Silicon Valley, you’ll soon be able to use your smartphone as your room key. Continue Reading →

NYC: NYCHA Completes CCTV Installation

latestpix-linknewsThe New York City Housing Authority announced it has achieved its promised goal of completed installation of City Council-funded closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras by the end of 2013. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Worst Landlords Watchlist

Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio is hoping to publicly shame apartment owners who’ve violated the law by not fixing their buildings. He’s added 318 landlords to his third annual list of 2011 the worst in the city. Continue Reading →

Building Collapse At 125th and Frederick Douglass

At about 9:30 am this morning on St. Nicholas Avenue and West 125 Street the FDNY using all hands on deck for a two-story building under demolition with scaffolds has collapsed onto a city bus with numerous people inside and trapped, and one man thrown from the demolish into the street (see above). Continue Reading →