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 →

Fairway Employee Charged In Murder Of Co-worker

Jovanny PaulinoA Fairway employee has been charged with the murder of a co-worker and friend who was stabbed to death outside the supermarket’s warehouse in Manhattanville, police said. 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

Docking At 96th Street, 1920’s

The early years of the sewage treatment plant under Riverbank State Park at least has a guard booth. Well, it was a different world in the mid-20th century. Continue Reading →

Harlem to Preserve Brownstones By Creating height Limits

“… home to such African-American luminaries as composer Duke Ellington, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.”

Hundreds of New York City’s most glorious brownstones and majestic townhouses will be protected from developers and preserved for generations under a major rezoning proposed for West Harlem. Continue Reading →