Harlem Will Soon Be America’s Largest Free Wi-Fi Hotspot

800px-Eastharlem01A 95-block stretch of Harlem will become the nation’s largest Wi-Fi hotspot, Mayor Bloomberg announced today. Continue Reading →

Harlem Biz Owners Question National Urban League Project


A world renowned civil rights group’s plan to turn a row of small businesses in Harlem into a lustrous new headquarters and black history museum would trample on the very small business owners whose life stories could themselves be in the museum, foes say. Continue Reading →

Salters Scene: Rev. Sharpton Leads Silent Protest

Rev. Sharpton Leads Silent Protest

On Father’s Day the Rev. Al Sharpton and the National Action Network led a silent protest march down 5thAvenue. Continue Reading →

A Proposal To Give Harlem Two Things It Lacks: Canals And A Waterfront Boardwalk

The East River, which runs along the eastern edge of Manhattan, was once the busiest industrial waterway in America–and, some say, the dirtiest. Continue Reading →

Does This Bus Stop at 125th Street?

By Richard Daub

This is part one in a six part series, the remaining five posts will follow every other week for the next two months.

They pass by every half-hour right outside my apartment window. The double-decker buses loaded with tourists rolling down Broadway and past our building on West 133rd before swinging a right on 131st on their way to Madame Alexander’s Doll Factory, the second biggest tourist attraction in Harlem after the Apollo Theater.

Say what? Continue Reading →