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 →

Harlem Mothers Hosts Vigil For Families Of NYPD Officers Slain in Brooklyn

vigil in harlem photos“The Mothers, Fathers and Families of Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E. want to send their deepest sympathies to the families of Officer Ramos and Officer Liu and want to take this time to pray for peace in our communities. Continue Reading →

Community 54, Where Art Meets Culture In Harlem

Around just about every corner in New York City you’ll find a wealth of cultural happenings. Walk through Chelsea to gaze at some fantastic art. Take a stroll through Williamsburg and pop into some amazing vintage clothing shops. Continue Reading →