Rookie Cops Learn The Drill In Harlem

nypg cops in harlemWhen Jason Santa joined the NYPD in 2008 he was thrown right into the fire.

First assigned to the 30th Precinct in Hamilton Heights and, with only his academy training to guide him, he was given the overnight foot patrol shift. Continue Reading →

Richard Price On Phishing In Harlem, And Crack To Cops (video)

richard priceIn January, just as the unofficial New York Police Department slowdown was ending, I met the author Richard Price in the living room of his Harlem brownstone. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Beyond the Rage: Strengthening Police-Community Relations

police-choke-hold-manAngry protests of the grand jury “no bill” in a police chokehold death on Staten Island; officers turning their backs in protest against Mayor de Blasio at the funerals of two officers gunned down in Brooklyn; the mayor’s first year in office ended with emotions high and good will in short supply in the vital area of public safety and police-community relations. Continue Reading →

Hermon Banks Is Missing In Harlem

safe_imageNYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of Hermon Banks, male, black, 74 years old. Mr. Banks was last seen in the area of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and West 132nd Street in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

‘Independence Eve’ At Harlem School For The Arts

opera at harlem arts schoolAOP and The Harlem School of the Arts present a FREE concert performance of Independence Eve, a new chamber opera in three scenes by composer Sidney Marquez Boquiren and librettist Daniel Neer that explores the troubled journey of race relations in America. Followed by a Q&A with the artists. Part of the 2014 Composers Now Festival. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Assemblyperson Michael Blake After Party

blake seitu 2By Souleo

When describing the path his life has taken, Michael Blake humbly refers to the words of his mother who remarked that the family had gone “from no house to the White House.” Continue Reading →

116th And Lenox, Harlem, NY 1893

lenox1893Before the cycles of real estate development started the in greatest community in the world in Harlem, there was always a beginning, the above photo shows 116th Street and Lenox Avenue, 1893 Continue Reading →