Madison Realty Capital Loans $20M For Harlem Condo Construction

99-morningside-avenueEastern Union Funding secured a $20 million construction loan for Azimuth Development Group’s 99 Morningside Avenue condominium project, Mortgage Observer has learned. Continue Reading →

Harlem CB Say: Use Neighborhood As Shortcut

riverside_viaductRiverside Drive in West Harlem is shaping up to be another test case for DOT’s commitment to safety improvements, and whether the agency will allow ignorance of basic street design principles and fear of change guide its decisions. Continue Reading →

Obama Library Would Continue Revitalization In Harlem

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the West Harlem where Columbia University would build the Obama presidential library, residents are accustomed to change. But they have not always welcomed it. Continue Reading →

Canoe Tilting, The Colonial Yacht Club Of Harlem, 1910-1915

canoe titling in harlem2Here are four great turn of the century photographs from the beginning to end of the ‘canoe tilting’ contest which was one of the events during the annual Commodore Cup of the Colonial Yacht Club Of Harlem that ran 16 miles along Riverside Drive, in Harlem, New York from 1910-1915. Continue Reading →

Collective Action To Improve PreK-12 In Harlem

mail (1)West Harlem Development Corporation and Kinvolved, in collaboration with School Districts 5 and 6, announce an innovative app launch in West Harlem that promises to improve attendance records and grades by letting teachers swipe a child as absent or late on a device and immediately notify parents via text message or email.

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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 →

Columbia Grad Terrie M. Williams Talks Mental Health On CNN

Terrie WilliamsWatch renowned communications strategist, author and mental health activist Terrie M. Williams, on “CNN Newsroom” with Brooke Baldwin at 2:30 PM (EST) and “CNN Tonight” with Don Lemon and Alisyn Camerota at 10:00 PM (EST) as she speaks about the growing number of people suffering from mental illness and depression-and copycat suicides –Today, Wednesday, August 13, 2014.
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Tourists With Riverside Drivers, Harlem, 1908

west harlemTourists in an electric charabanc or “automobile bus” with the Riverside Drivers, on Riverside Drive, West Harlem, NY, 1908. 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 →