The Sugar Hill Development is Not Sweet, Or Is It?

lead_large“Why’re you taking a picture of the building? It’s fucking ugly.” With those words, a construction worker greeted the writer Mark Byrnes at City Lab last Thursday as he approached the entrance to David Adjaye’s Sugar Hill development, on the site of a former brownfield on West 155th and Saint Nicholas Avenue in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Nari Ward Is Harvesting Smiles in Harlem

nari ward in harlemIf you find yourself on the streets of Harlem’s Sugar Hill (spanning roughly 145th St to 155th St, from Edgecombe Avenue west to Amsterdam) this afternoon, you may run into artist Nari Ward, who’ll be out canvassing local residents, urging them to share a friendly grin as part of his project Sugar Hill Smiles. Continue Reading →

No Longer Empty’s Show “If You Build It” In Harlem

art in harlemOn our 5-year anniversary of presenting site-specific art, No Longer Empty’s exhibition “If You Build It” takes root in Sugar Hill—the legendary epicenter of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio To Attend Sugar Hill Development

Bill-de-Blasio.jpg&q=80&MaxW=640&imageversion=widescreen&maxh=360As you may have heard, Broadway Housing Communities new  Sugar Hill Development  will be opening soon.   Continue Reading →

Harlem Architect David Adjaye’s Global View

BN-AC681_mag111_G_20131023134745The new affordable apartment complex going up at the corner of 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in the uppermost reaches of Manhattan cuts an unlikely figure. Continue Reading →