Peace Warriors Hip Hop Performance At Manhattanville Projects

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A sanctuary and safe space for young people, is the home of the IMPACT Repertory Theatre Company created by young people for young people to promote peace and community activism through the arts.  Continue Reading →

West Harlem Development Corp Awards $10M to Group Run by Chair’s Sister

largerThe chairman of the board of the group charged with distributing $150 million in community benefit funds from Columbia University’s Manhattanville campus expansion resigned on Tuesday — just hours before his board chose the nonprofit where his sister is executive vice president to administer half of the group’s $20 million affordable housing fund. Continue Reading →

Join An Exclusive Performance Of The Hip-hop Musical Peace Warriors in Harlem

seitu 3 pactWest Harlem Development Corporation is hosting an exclusive performance of the Off-Broadway Hip-hop musical Peace Warriors just for the youth of Grant and Manhattanville Houses. Continue Reading →

Benefits! What benefits? Harlem Tenants Clueless On Columbia $3M

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NYDaily News reports that Columbia University established a $3 million fund for the Grant and Manhattanville Houses in Harlem, but five years later only $85,000 has been tapped and residents say they had no clue the dough was available. Continue Reading →

Few Harlem Youths at Planning Meeting Against Violence

20140913_WESTHARLEM_SNOW7274-2-771x514Juvenile Justice Information Exchange reports thatl last summer, when the feud between the youth from the rival Manhattanville and Grant Houses in West Harlem was at its chaotic and bloody peak, Derrick Haynes and Taylonn Murphy had an idea. Continue Reading →

Harlem Pastor Barbecues with Interventions To Curb Gang Violence

paster vernon williams and gangsA Harlem pastor is rolling out a new summer project, trying to lure kids — some as young as 8 — away from the grip of Harlem’s warring street crews. Continue Reading →

Over 100 Arrested in Largest Harlem Gang Bust Ever [update]

harlem gang bustMore than 100 members of three feuding gangs were arrested in Harlem for killings and gun violence on Wednesday in what was described as the largest indictment of gang members in New York City’s history, authorities said. Continue Reading →

Women’s Hospital, Harlem, 1910

New York City NY-WOMENS HOSPTIAL-AMSTERDAM AVENUE & 110th STREET-Postcard HarlemWomen’s Hospital in Manhattanville, West 109th Street near Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem, New York, 1910 postcard. Continue Reading →

Getty Gas Station, 125th Street and 12th Avenue, 1950’s

This is a photograph of the Getty gas station looking southeast on the corner of 125th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattanville in West Harlem during the early 1950’s. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fish Market, 1920’s