Rangel Demands Inclusion On LaGuardia Terminal Expansion Project

charles-rangelIn a letter to the chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, dated September 17, 2014, Congressman Charles B. Rangel, advocated that New York City follow the lead of other metropolitan municipalities. Continue Reading →

10 Years Later, Harlem Scaffolding Still A Problem

harlem building eye sore in communityThe NY Times reports that most nights, Roy Scott Jr. sleeps in a wheelchair, with his left arm draped over a blue scaffolding pipe, his graying curls shielded from rain by the rusting planks overhead. Continue Reading →

Harlem Should Be New York’s Next New Tech Hub

Black girls code for social changeCNN reports when people think of the fast-growing New York City tech scene, they think Silicon Alley in the posh neighborhoods of lower Manhattan — not 125th Street.
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Seitu’s World: Puerto Rican Day Parade Kick-Off At Gracie Mansion

Seitu at day1It was a special and great day at Gracie Mansion this year for the kick-off of the Puerto Rican ( PR ) Day Parade kick off with Mayor Bill de Blasio on Friday, June 6th, 2014 in NYC. Continue Reading →

The Sugar Hill Development is Not Sweet, Or Is It?

lead_large“Why’re you taking a picture of the building? It’s fucking ugly.” With those words, a construction worker greeted the writer Mark Byrnes at City Lab last Thursday as he approached the entrance to David Adjaye’s Sugar Hill development, on the site of a former brownfield on West 155th and Saint Nicholas Avenue in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: National PR Day Parade 2014

seitu pr parade1Photographs by Seitu Oronde

Seitu Oronde was at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8th, 2014 in New York City.

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de Blasio Calls $500K-Per-Unit Harlem Housing ‘Affordable’

de BlasioA day after Mayor Bill de Blasio and other high-ranking elected officials lauded the completion of a permanently affordable apartment building in Harlem’s Sugar Hill section Monday, some housing experts are raising questions about its cost. Continue Reading →

Harlem Inmate Who Died In Cell Has Funeral

Funeral held for NYC inmate who died in hot cellA mentally ill, homeless former Marine who died in an overheated jail cell more than two months ago was a giving and kind person, his relatives said Friday during a modest family funeral.

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Rev. Sharpton Secretly Worked As FBI Informant

050400Oconnor9DRMeet Al Sharpton, “Confidential Informant No. 7.”

The longtime agitator, civil-rights activist and TV host was exposed Monday as an alleged former key FBI informant whose tips helped take down some of the biggest names in New York Mafia history. Continue Reading →