155th Street Ped Safety Fixes Clear Three Harlem Community Board Votes

The plan will add four curb extensions and one pedestrian island to the Manhattan side of the 155th Street Bridge. Image: DOT [PDF[

The Manhattan side of the 155th Street Bridge is a complex intersection where pedestrians are too often forgotten within a swirl of turning vehicles and impatient drivers. Continue Reading →

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 →

‘Women Of Sugar Hill’ With Marjorie Eliot And Andrea Arroyo in Harlem

arroyo and margaretteThis is a special Live Music & Art with Harlem Jazz legend Marjorie Eliot and Visual Artist Andrea Arroyo, in conjunction with the exhibition “The Women of Sugar Hill.”

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Harlem’s Ronald Aleindre Is MIssing, Have You Seen Him?

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NYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of Ronald Aleindre, male, black, 67 years of age, from West 121st St and Saint Nicholas Avenue in Manhattan. Continue Reading →

The El “Suicide Curve” Train At 110th Street, Harlem, 1901

he Elevated train (now part of the subway system), photographed from One Hundred and Tenth Street, New York City 1900.The “El” or Elevated train was photographed as it turns at the “Suicide Curve” from One Hundred and Tenth Street in Harlem, New York 1900. Continue Reading →

Shack Stabbing And Bodega Blasts In Harlem

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A man was slashed in a random attack as he left Joe’s Crab Shack in Harlem, police said.

The 31-year-old victim was leaving the restaurant, when an attacker sliced him several times on West 126th Street, near Saint Nicholas Avenue, Sunday at about 7 p.m. Continue Reading →

CBs Eye Safety Tweaks on 155th Street

Screen-Shot-2014-05-23-at-1.48.50-PMA dangerous Upper Manhattan intersection could get pedestrian safety upgrades [PDF], if three community boards can agree on a plan. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil Restaurant Review: The Cecil is Happening

mintons1By Lil Nickelson

The Cecil, located at 206 W. 118th Street is on the Southeast corner of St. Nicholas Avenue, and is the 2nd restaurant on the block that is owned and operated by Harlem Jazz Enterprises LLC.  Continue Reading →