Harlem Real Estate Brokers Pay For Discriminating Against Poor

sneinerdmanNYDailyNew reports that two Brooklyn real estate brokers and one from Harlem agreed to pay a combined $39,000 to settle allegations that they discriminated against low-income tenants. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sharpton ‘Right Direction’ In Barneys Profile Pay $525K

sharptonYahoo Finance reports that Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year. Continue Reading →

Harlem Seniors To Move After $100 Mil Salvation Army Sale

williams-residence in west harlemThe Westsider wrote that the Salvation Army has made a deal to sell The Williams senior residence on 95th street and West End Avenue to a private developer for $108 million, and plans to remove the remaining seniors from the building. Continue Reading →

New Harlem Minister Big $1.2M Repay in Disaster Funds

2b14a17803b13513540f6a7067002ef7A New York City minister who was the subject of an Associated Press investigation about misspent 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina charity funds has agreed to repay $1.2 million that he took from his congregation to buy an 18th century farmhouse on seven acres in rural New Jersey. Continue Reading →

Harlem World Magazine Supports Call for Palisades Protection

palisades in supportThe New Jersey Conservation Foundation, the Palisades Park Conservancy, the National Trust for Historic Preservation, the Regional Plan Association, the New Jersey Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council and five other respected park and preservation organizations joined in filing a “friend of the court” brief today in New Jersey Appellate Court against LG Electronics’ plans to erect a 143-foot tower less than 60 yards from Palisades Interstate Park. Continue Reading →

Puerto Rican Day Parade Leadership Axed

juan13nweb-3-webAttorney General Eric Schneiderman will announce Thursday that he is ousting more than half the leadership of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc. for financial mismanagement and is reconstituting its board of directors. Continue Reading →

Leaders, Progressives and Activists Gather for the Inauguration in Harlem

NYCC logoOn Sunday, January 26th New York City Council Member Mark D. Levine (D, Manhattan 7th district) will be sworn-in to office as the City Council Member for Manhattan’s 7th district at the South Hall of Riverside Church in West Harlem.   Continue Reading →

NY Profiling Claims Expose The MACY’SPD?

macy police departmentOutside the view of paying customers, people accused of shoplifting at Macy’s huge flagship store are escorted by security guards to cells in “Room 140,” where they can be held for hours, asked to sign an admission of guilt and pay hundreds in fines, sometimes without any conclusive proof they stole anything. Continue Reading →

State AG: Convictions From Stop-And-Frisk Low

9210469_448x252State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is weighing in on the city police department’s controversial stop-and-frisk policy with a new report that shows a very low conviction rate under the program. Continue Reading →