Seitu’s World: MTA Fix & Fortify Sandy Recovery Conference

seitu mta1This week Seitu Oronde was at the MTA Fix & Fortify Sandy Recovery Conference that dealt specifically with Diversity contract opportunities on March 28th, 2014 in New York City. Continue Reading →

Souleo: Two Art Projects Aim to Rebuild Community

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Can art serve as a catalyst for revitalizing neighborhoods?

It’s a question being explored by two unique art projects: “Back in the Bronx,” a new campaign launched by the Bronx Museum of the Arts and Out to See, an art and music event focused on bringing attention to the South Street Seaport area post-Hurricane Sandy. Continue Reading →

Con Ed Agrees To Two-Year Rate Freeze

Con Ed in harlem 126th streetIn year-end good news for the borough’s Consolidated Edison residential customers, a two-year electric delivery rate freeze, and a three-year gas and steam distribution rate freeze from Harlem to East Hampton, is set to go into effect Jan. 1, pending state Public Service Commission approval. Continue Reading →

In Public Housing, Units Languish in Limbo

vacancies-1-articleLargeTwo years ago, Chastity Ciprian said she asked about the two top-floor apartments, long vacant in her four-story building at Harlem River Houses, a public-housing project at the northern tip of Manhattan.
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Harlem’s Food Pantries Are Stretched

extralargeAfter she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Jackie Williams says she had a stark choice to make. Continue Reading →

Ruben Natal-San Miguel’s Harlem Halloween

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Last year Halloween was pretty much cancelled in NYC due to Hurricane Sandy and this year it rained. But Ruben Natal-San Miguel, a Harlem resident for 11 years, managed to snap these great portraits of neighborhood kids before the weather turned ugly. Continue Reading →

One Day After Hurricane Sandy in Harlem

Northern Central Park West yesterday morning. Continue Reading →

Disaster Relief For Small Businesses In Harlem

Both the federal and state governments have made disaster declarations with respect to the effects of Hurricane Sandy in the State of New York. Continue Reading →