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 →

Souleo: Wendell Headley, A Fashion World Outsider Comes To The Fore

Wendell Headley and park visitors_Credit Felicia M

By Souleo

In an unfurnished New York City apartment with bare white walls, Wendell Headley paces the room with an intense energy bordering on unease. Continue Reading →

Nari Ward Is Harvesting Smiles in Harlem

nari ward in harlemIf you find yourself on the streets of Harlem’s Sugar Hill (spanning roughly 145th St to 155th St, from Edgecombe Avenue west to Amsterdam) this afternoon, you may run into artist Nari Ward, who’ll be out canvassing local residents, urging them to share a friendly grin as part of his project Sugar Hill Smiles. Continue Reading →