Housing Advocates Plan Harlem March on Wednesday

rafa logoThe coalition of more than 50 housing advocacy groups known as the “Real Affordability for All Coalition” will demonstrate at Harlem’s First Corinthian Baptist Church with speeches and a march on Wednesday afternoon, the groups announced last week. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito Announces Revitalization Of La Marqueta

la marqueta in east harlem redevelopmentGovernor Andrew Cuomo and Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito announced the revitalization of La Marqueta, a commercial and cultural corridor spanning 110 th to 125 th Streets in East Harlem.  Continue Reading →

Sharpton Reacts Over Death Of Man By NYPD Police Officer (update)

police choke hold manWhen LIRR workers and the MTA reached an agreement to avoid the strike that would have begun on Sunday, it seemed that Mayor de Blasio and his family would be able to leave for their ten-day Italian vacation on Friday, as scheduled. Continue Reading →

#BringBackOurGirls Harlem March Today

BnS7gMmIAAAGC9QA photograph Tweeted by Lyne and posted on Harlem Sketches from the Harlem march today in central Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Make Under $40K? No Apartments To Rent In Harlem

real estate in harlemGreat story from Gothamist about unaffordable rents. Sure, plenty of people think they can survive Harlem, New York on the delicate wings of a dream and a freelance paycheck, but if you’re planning to, say, find fancy shelter with four walls and a roof, you may be out of luck. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melissa Mark-Viverito Flip Flop?

DREAM CHARTERMelissa Mark-Viverito was for charter schools in her East Harlem district — until she hungered to become the next City Council speaker, critics charge. Continue Reading →