NYC Orgs The Launch “Love Your Block” Campaign In Harlem

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NYC Service and Citizens Committee for New York City (“Citizens Committee”) today announced the launch of the 2015 “v” campaign, an annual grant program designed by NYC Service to engage volunteer-led neighborhood and school groups from Harlem to Hollis to revitalize their communities, block by block, and made possible through the support of Citi. Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis NYC To Invest $130 Million In Parks

morningsideparkToday, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, New York City Council Speaker Mark-Viverito and Council Member Levine, Chair of the Committee on Parks and Recreation announced a huge step forward in addressing parks equity. Continue Reading →

Before Central Park: Uncovering the Fort Landscape

1_fort_landscapeIn honor of the 200th anniversary of the construction of the War of 1812 fortifications, Central Park Conservancy is focusing attention on a critical but largely unknown part of Central Park: The Fort Landscape. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Join Open House Of The Fort Tryon Cottage, 1908 (video)

fort tryon park in upper manhattanJoin the Open House New York (OHNY) and see inside the Fort Tryon Cottage in the Hudson Heights, Washington Heights and Inwood, New York, 1908. Continue Reading →

Officials Plan To Remove Thrash In Riverside Park

olmsted6Responding to complaints from residents tired of the raucous behavior and piles of trash left behind in Harlem’s northern Riverside Park, the NYC parks department on Thursday announced a plan to deal with the problem through stepped-up enforcement and additional cleanup crews. Continue Reading →

Officials Plan To Remove Thrash In Riverside Park

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…  Olmsteds plans for Morningside Park and Riverside Park combined parkways, and hilly bluffs … rustic park with … natural enclosures, and open vistas….

Council Member Mark Levine will join Manhattan Borough Commissioner William Castro, Department of Parks and Recreation; the 30th Precinct, NYPD; the Riverside Park Conservancy and members of the community to announce the successful implementation of a multi-pronged approach for dramatically reducing the waste left behind after heavy use of the park over the weekend. Continue Reading →

‘HandBall’ Free At Marcus Garvey Park In Harlem

handballUrban Theatre Movement’s Handball, written by Seth Zvi Rosenfeld and directed by Brenda Banda delivers an explosive take on gentrification in from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

Urban Bush Women Free At Summerstage In Central Park

Walking_with___Trane_Photo_by_Rick_McColloughJoin Urban Bush Women as they celebrate their 30th anniversary year with an evening of special performances that showcase the best of the company’s repertoire as well as a SummerStage premiere. Continue Reading →