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

Guests at Bronx Museum of the Arts spring gala_Courtesy of the Bronx Museum of the ArtsBy Souleo

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 →