Architect George Ranalli Moves To Harlem’s Factory District

extralargeInternationally renowned architect George Ranalli has ditched his Chelsea office for Harlem. Ranalli, the dean of City College’s architecture school, who taught at Yale for 20 years, has had work featured in the Metropolitan Museum of Art and has given lectures in Turin, Rome, Tokyo and all over the U.S., set up a new office at 447 West 127th St. this past June.

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NY judge: Cameras Could Have Stopped Deaths By Police

police-choke-hold-manThe federal judge who ruled that the New York Police Department’s stop and frisk policy violated civil rights said in a speech that body cameras could have prevented the deaths of two men by police. Continue Reading →

Qoute of The Day: ‘Yielding Troubling Information,’ NYPD Chokehold Review Board Says

eric garnerAMNY reports that an audit of complaints of the use of chokeholds by New York City police officers has “yielded troubling information,” said the chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board on Wednesday evening. Continue Reading →

Eric Garner Death Inspires Summer Camp In Harlem

wenn2598019The program is sponsored by Urban Art Beat, Art Start and The Next Youth Coalition. It launched on August 18 in the wake of protests over the death of Eric Garner in Staten Island and Mike Brown in Ferguson, MO, both of whom died at the hands of police misconduct. Continue Reading →

Heroin Deaths Spike in Harlem And Other Boroughs

160798826The heroin death toll in New York City has more than doubled over the past three years, as the drug becomes popular in new areas and among different people, The New York Times reported Thursday. Continue Reading →

Sharpton And Thousands Gather For Eric Garner March

sharpton and more at eric garner rallyThousands of people have begun gathering on Staten Island for today’s much-anticipated We Will Not Go Back march against police brutality. Continue Reading →

Qoute of the Week: “I’ll be your Worst Enemy,” Harlem’s Al Sharpton

sharpton deblasioThere was an astonishing visual display of the battle for the future of New York yesterday in a round-table discussion at City Hall. Continue Reading →