The CITYarts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony In Harlem

image003In collaboration with Strycker’s Bay Neighborhood Council and The DOME Project, CITYarts ran a series of arts workshops over the summer for youth at the WSNC and DOME exploring themes of community identity and participants’ aspirations and dreams. Continue Reading →

Eric Garner Death Inspires Summer Camp In Harlem

wenn2598019The program is sponsored by Urban Art Beat, Art Start and The Next Youth Coalition. It launched on August 18 in the wake of protests over the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, both of whom died at the hands of police misconduct. Continue Reading →

NYC Subways Shut Down Due To Bed Bug Infestation

nycsubwayIf you’re a regular commuter or tourist in New York City, here’s some exciting news: Earlier this week, MTA officials discovered that three N trains were infested with bedbugs. Continue Reading →

Officer in Fatal NY Arrest Stripped of Gun, Badge (update)

erin carverA New York City police officer involved in the arrest of a man who died in custody after being placed in an apparent chokehold has been stripped of his gun and badge and placed on desk duty, police said Saturday. Continue Reading →

Woody Allen’s Harlem Renaissance, Not In Black And White

scarlettjohansson_woodyallen-e1309615363784First of all before we talk about the Wood mans art. What is he looking at in the photo above, Scarlett Johansson’s Jewelry (cough, cough) or those things on each side of the jewelry? Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lenox Lounge To Reopen

dean and reeedThe owner of a famed Harlem hotspot is movin’ on up . . . two blocks up, to be precise. Continue Reading →

Heights Charter School Puts Kids in “Calm Down Room”

NightmareroomA charter school located in Washington Heights, New York is coming under great scrutiny for the way they choose to discipline children who misbehave. Continue Reading →