The rent laws protecting over 2.5 million New Yorkers are set to expire in 2015, and tenant advocates are committing to renewing and strengthening the Emergency Tenant Protection Act. Continue Reading →
A surreal photograph looking north with Harlem Meer in Central Park behind the photographer on the corner of 5th Avenue at 110th Street, Harlem, New York, 1919. Continue Reading →
Harlem Halloween Costume Crawl on Friday, October 31st!
This event will focus on helping early childhood leaders navigate and help families access resources in order to empower themselves. Continue Reading →
The dead will bring Harlem to life on Harloween. Hundreds of dancing zombies are expected to flood Lenox Ave. near 124th St. on Oct. 31 for a rousing rendition of the late legendary pop artist Michael Jackson’s “Thriller.” Continue Reading →
The Black Fives exhibition (on view at the New-York Historical Society March 14 — July 20, 2014) will explore the pioneering history of the African American basketball teams that existed in New York City and elsewhere from the early 1900s through 1950, the year the National Basketball Association became racially integrated. Continue Reading →
Occasionally one comes across mention of “Koch’s New Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel,” a quasi-rural roadhouse that opened in the vicinity of Hamilton Heights around 1883 or 1884, after the old Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel in Central Park burned down (in 1881) and before the new one opened (in 1884). This operated at least until the 1890s. Continue Reading →