UFCW Local 2013 Signs Contract With Fresh Direct

LogoToday, the United Food and Commercial Workers Local 2013, which represents more than 15,000 members, announced the ratification of a contract with Fresh Direct.

The agreement went into effect September 1, and increased wages and benefits for nearly 1,000 FreshDirect employees. UFCW Local 2013 members will see wages increase an average of 20 percent over the life of the three-year deal. 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 →

Dr. Steve Perry To Announce New Harlem, NY Prep School

dr steve perryEsteemed educator Dr. Steve Perry will present new plans for his Harlem, NY based prep school at Harlem Haberdashery, 245 Lenox Avenue (bet. 122-123 St.) on Wed., August 13, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:30pm.

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Join White House Office of National AIDS Policy Director in a Dialogue for Life!

Douglas M. BrooksACRIA and Amida Care are excited to cohost “A Dialogue for Life” forums this August, led by Douglas Brooks, the newly appointed Director of the White House Office of National AIDS Policy (ONAP). Continue Reading →

New York Juvenile Asylum in Washington Heights, 1856-1901

juvenile asylum 1New York Juvenile Asylum, 175th Street near between 10th and 11th Avenues just north of Harlem in Washington Heights, New York, 1872.

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Harlemite “Columbia Lou” Gehrig At Columbia University

GehrigCUAs first baseman (1925–39) for the New York Yankees, Harlem born Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive league games (a record that would stand for more than fifty years), batted .361 in seven World Series, and broke many other major-league records. 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 →

Harlem One Of The Most Rat-Infested in NYC

16rats1-cityroom-blogSpanInes Moore stirs awake nearly every night to an unmistakable, skin-crawling sound: rats skittering around her apartment in the dark. Continue Reading →

Rep. Charles Rangel Debate Telephone Skit Ridicules Opponents

rangel on phone during debateAfter a rugged first debate last month where he fended off attacks from his two main challengers, incumbent Rep. Charles Rangel came out swinging in a second debate Wednesday evening. Continue Reading →