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 →

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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 →

CNN’S Don Lemon Hosts H In Harlem

h in harlem art installationHarlem, and West Harlem in particular, has a rich cultural history and has had a tremendous impact on the arts in all of New York City. Continue Reading →

Missing Person: The Disappearance Of Lee Reid

Silver Alert_Lee Reid 28 PctNYPD has issued a Silver Alert for the disappearance of Lee Reid, male, black, 77 years of age, from West 121st Street and Morningside Avenue in West Harlem, Manhattan, New York. Mr. Reid suffers from dementia, and is described as 5’4″ tall, 183 lbs., with gray hair and is partially balding. He was last seen around 6:00 PM on 5/27/14 wearing tan pants, a blue waist length jacket, and white sneakers. If you see Mr. Reid, please call 9-1-1.

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NYPD Cracks Down On SideWalk Bikers In Harlem

bikes in west harlemFirst it was jaywalkers. And now rule-breaking bikers are in the crosshairs of traffic-obsessed West Harlem cops. Continue Reading →

African Teen Accepted By 24 Colleges Goes To Columbia In Harlem

girl goes to HarlemFrank Beoke had a good job in Ghana. He made a decent amount of money and his family had a good life there. The one thing that they were missing was a great education. Continue Reading →

CB 10 Chair Urges Support For Morningside Ave. Road Diet

morningside traffic proposalStreetblog reports that after nine months of foot-dragging, CB 10 is on track to support a traffic calming plan requested by community residents. Image: DOT Continue Reading →

Top Real Estate In Harlem $7 Brownstone

most expensive real estate in HarlemLocation, location, location! This newly renovated brownstone hits our Top Real Estate In Harlem list, located at 2294 Frederick Douglass Blvd., (between 123rd and 124th Streets), right next door to the swank Aloft Hotel. Continue Reading →

Harlem Woman Finds China ‘Slave’ Letter in Saks Bag

489583-c5109e2c-d06d-11e3-8e96-6a6704b39a47News.com.au reports that Stephanie Wilson, 28, an Australian who lives in West Harlem and works in human rights, found the note after buying Hunter rain boots at the expensive department store in 2012, reports The New York Post. Continue Reading →