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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Apple Robber Steals From Harlem Apartment

crime tape in harlemNYPost reports that the Apple-picking robber pictured above stole an iPad and a MacBook Pro from a West Harlem apartment, authorities said. Continue Reading →

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 →

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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