Harlem’s 125th Street Picks Up Momentum

A new building advertises retail space on the corner of Madison Avenue and East 125th Street.

The pace of transformation of Harlem’s 125th Street is picking up speed, attracting developers and retailers who want to be part of the thoroughfare’s ascent. Continue Reading →

NYC Century Bike Tour Celebrates 25th Anniversary

bike race at harlem meerNYC Century Bike Tour Celebrates 25th Anniversary with “Ride for Vision Zero” T.A. Event Includes Fundraiser for Effort to Eliminate Traffic Deaths and Serious Injuries. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Riot Of 1964

800px-Demonstrators-Harlem-1964On Thursday, July 16, 1964, James Powell was shot and killed by police Lieutenant Thomas Gilligan. The second bullet of three fired by Lieutenant Gilligan killed the 15-year-old African American in front of his friends and about a dozen other witnesses. Continue Reading →

“Represent NYC: Special Election Coverage,” Candidates Forums

Seatedposed_smallManhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN), the borough’s award-winning public-access TV station, is pleased to present “Represent NYC: Special Election Coverage,” a series of three panels with State Democratic primary candidates, this Sunday, August 24 at 7:00 pm on MNN1. Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Something Strange Happening Downtown … (update)

eartha;s hood on 23rd streetHarlem Writers Guild member Eartha Watts-Hicks writes that something strange occurring in my neighborhood. Continue Reading →

Whole Foods Will Open in Harlem

20110505_whole_foods_146x97The organic grocery store hinted at it earlier this year, but today Whole Foods regional president Christina Minardi issued a press release announcing that the chain will open a 39,000-square-foot store in Harlem. The store will occupy 39,000 square feet within a new construction at Lenox Avenue and 125th Street, and will open in 2015. Minardi also announced that Whole Foods will open on the Upper East Side, at 87th Street and Third Avenue, with 38,000 square feet of retail space, as early as 2014. Continue Reading →