Brooklyn’s Piece of Velvet Opens In Harlem

pieces of velvetThe 125th Street BID reports the opening of Piece of Velvet, a Brooklyn-based cupcake shop and bakery, has opened up a brand new location at 17 West 125th Street in our corridor on 125th Street. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: National PR Day Parade 2014

seitu pr parade1Photographs by Seitu Oronde

Seitu Oronde was at the Puerto Rican Day Parade on June 8th, 2014 in New York City.

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de Blasio Calls $500K-Per-Unit Harlem Housing ‘Affordable’

de BlasioA day after Mayor Bill de Blasio and other high-ranking elected officials lauded the completion of a permanently affordable apartment building in Harlem’s Sugar Hill section Monday, some housing experts are raising questions about its cost. 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 →

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

harlem100726_560We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.

It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. Continue Reading →

Inverted High Line A Miracle at La Marqueta?

An upside-down High Line — using gritty railroad tracks to create a dazzling new destination for tourism, commerce and recreation — may be coming to Harlem. Continue Reading →