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 →

NYPD Janitor Nabbed In Five Finger Discount In Harlem

crime tape in harlemAn NYPD janitor was arrested for allegedly shoplifting clothes from an Old Navy store in Harlem, ­police sources said. Continue Reading →

The Best Spots Rats Like To Eat In Harlem

harlem rodent rat mapBehold, the Ratopia Restaurant Map

As we’ve been told time and again, you’re never far from the Harlem’s energetic rodent population, and that includes when you’re eating out – yikes! 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 →

The Harlem Courthouse, 1890′s

The Harlem Courthouse, located at the corner of East 121st Street and Sylvan Place, is one of the most impressive buildings in East Harlem. Continue Reading →

Artist Nate Hill ‘Wears’ White Women As ‘Trophy Scarves’

trophy5n-7-webAn East Harlem artist is making a name for himself by draping naked white women across his shoulders, and wearing them as human scarves. 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 →

A Proposal To Give Harlem Two Things It Lacks: Canals And A Waterfront Boardwalk

The East River, which runs along the eastern edge of Manhattan, was once the busiest industrial waterway in America–and, some say, the dirtiest. Continue Reading →