HW Pick: NYC Veterans Get Love From Volunteers On Valentines Day

photo3Local veterans and volunteers from the United War Veterans Council (UWVC) – producers of the annual NYC Veterans Day Parade – played cupid for veterans throughout New York City in the week leading up to Valentine’s Day, during its annual Goodwill Valentine’s Caravan which began at Staten Island’s Richard H. Hungerford School. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Beyond the Rage: Strengthening Police-Community Relations

police-choke-hold-manAngry protests of the grand jury “no bill” in a police chokehold death on Staten Island; officers turning their backs in protest against Mayor de Blasio at the funerals of two officers gunned down in Brooklyn; the mayor’s first year in office ended with emotions high and good will in short supply in the vital area of public safety and police-community relations. Continue Reading →

Checkout Lauryn Hill Kill Them Softly Live In Harlem

10388131_10152765341533621_9006125054157905061_nBlue Note presents a once in a lifetime jam with Lauryn Hill in a Small Axe: Acoustic Performance Series live performance at Madiba Harlem at My Image Studios on Saturday, March 21, 2015. Continue Reading →

Harlem Community Board Applications Are Now Available!

2801-CB12-board-meetingIn order to be considered for appointment to one of Manhattan’s twelve Community Boards, please submit your application and resume. Continue Reading →

Lisa Leone’s Fugees On A Harlem Roof (video)

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By Lisa Leone

I took this on a Harlem rooftop in the early 1990s during what felt like a golden era for hip-hop. At the time, I wrote a monthly column for Vibe magazine: my job was to go behind the scenes of music video shoots with camera and pen. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: Wellness Begins At Home

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By Lil Nickelson

The weather outside is frightful as I compose this column and I’m searching for the right words to inspire me to inspire you to get healthier in 2015.  Continue Reading →

Mayor Bill de Blasi Bans Foam Containers From Harlem To Hollis

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English: Foam peanuts. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio fulfilled a campaign promise on Thursday by announcing a ban on serving food and drinks in polystyrene foam containers, a measure hailed by environmentalists but long opposed by the food service industry. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Morris Harris Designer Of The Flag Of Israel

morris harris1Morris (Maishel Arriz in Hebrew) Harris was born in Svadish, Lithuania (then a part of Russia) in 1874. Svadish was one block long with very small one-story houses, except for the Harris house which had two stories.

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Salters Scene: Big Numbers Turned Out to Protest In NYC

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By Udo Salters

On Saturday December 13th, thousands protested in NYC.The catalyst for the protest was the Grand Jury’s decision not to indict the Police Officer who placed a choke hold on Eric Garner. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: 2014 Veteran’s Day Parade

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By Udo Salters

As New York City has done for years, the Veteran’s Day Parade took place on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on Tuesday, Continue Reading →