Harlem Inmate ‘Baked To Death’ In Rikers Island Jail Cell

80ca134cff97e90a4e0f6a706700365cJerome Murdough was just looking for a warm place to sleep on a chilly night last month when he curled up in an enclosed stairwell on the roof of a Harlem public housing project where he was arrested for trespassing. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Explosion, Harlemites Let’s Help!

the harlem exlposion 1Our 5LINX family is assisting our friend/business partner Raphael Baccus, President, East Harlem Merchants Association to help those in need after that tragic explosion this week. Continue Reading →

Police Unions Seek Stop-And-Frisk Appeals Ruling

Stop-and-frkisk.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360Police unions told a federal appeals court Friday that they want the courts to decide whether a judge properly ordered changes to the New York Police Department’s stop-and-frisk program even if the city no longer wants to challenge her rulings. Continue Reading →

Update: Blind Man And Guide Dog Survive Fall Onto Harlem Subway Tracks

blind man who fellA blind man and his guide dog fell onto a New York City subway track just as a train was approaching. But thanks to the black Labrador’s quick-thinking, both dog and man escaped with relatively minor injuries. Continue Reading →

In 1940 census, Harlemite Althea Gibson Didn’t Exist

althea-gibson-1957It was on the streets of her Harlem neighborhood in the 1940s that teenager Althea Gibson began working on the tennis skills that would take her all the way to winning Wimbledon. Continue Reading →

Weekend Getaway: Romantic Upstate, NY

Story and photographs by Newton Paul

That Spring Thing

With Spring around the corner, sightseeing is your thing, take this romantic Autumn swing . It’s a straight shot north on the NY-9A Henry Hudson Highway from Harlem north to George Washington Bridge towards New Jersey to exit 74 Palisade Parkway to one of the largest in the USA at the Palisades Mall (1000 Palisades Center Drive) in West Nyack, New York www.palisadescenter.com.

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