New York City’s Libraries Will Forgive All Children’s Fines

By SARAH MASLIN NIR and JEFFERY C. MAYS October 18, 2017 Library books are free, until they aren’t: Patrons who rack up $15 in late fees at the city’s public libraries are blocked from taking out more books until the fine is paid. Among those with… Continue Reading →

Harlem School of the Arts, Once Shuttered and in Debt, Now Dreams Big

By JEFFERY C. MAYS October 18, 2017 After hundreds of children had finished their dance, piano and voice lessons one recent afternoon, the halls of the Harlem School of the Arts were quiet. Construction workers had also departed, leaving their tools behind. Eric… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: From North Korea to New York

October 19, 2017 New York Today By JONATHAN WOLFE Good morning on this blustery Wednesday. In New York City, where you can experience the cultures of faraway countries simply by riding the subway, opportunities to interact with North Koreans are… Continue Reading →

Neighborhood Joint: A Hole-in-the-Wall Graffiti Store in Sleek SoHo

October 18, 2017 Neighborhood Joint By MATTHEW SEDACCA On a recent Saturday afternoon, in a closet-size art store on West Broadway and Canal, a burly man in a loose black T-shirt and black high-tops pointed to the ceiling, which was… Continue Reading →

In the Running: Nicole Malliotakis, a Child of Immigrants and Conservatism

In the Running By WILLIAM NEUMAN October 18, 2017 During nearly seven years as a Republican in the New York State Assembly, Nicole Malliotakis earned a reputation for embracing unpopular stances in the Democrat-controlled chamber, opposing minimum wage increases, paid family leave,… Continue Reading →

Car Bursts Into Flames on FDR Drive, Officials Say

A car burst into flames in the southbound lane of the FDR Drive near East 116th Street Tuesday evening, Oct. 17, 2017. View Full Caption Twitter/Evan Gallahou MANHATTAN — A car burst into flames on the FDR Drive during the Tuesday evening… Continue Reading →

Vacant Lot in East Harlem Transformed Into an Outdoor Brazilian Restaurant

Vidigal View Full Caption EAST HARLEM — It’s Rio on the Harlem River. What once was a graffiti-adorned lot on 120th Street overgrown with weeds is now a little slice of Carnivale. Ramiro Silos, who used to decorate window displays… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: The Voice of the Brooklyn Nets

October 17, 2017 New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE and JONATHAN WOLFE Good morning on this crisp Tuesday. The Brooklyn Nets and the New York Knicks are gearing up for the start of their season this week, but they’re… Continue Reading →

Million Dollar Condos Have Great Views of Public Sex in Marcus Garvey Park

Million Dollar Condos Have Great Views of Public Sex in Marcus Garvey Park HARLEM — Marie Gelot didn’t realize what an eyeful she’d get when her bought her million-dollar apartment overlooking Marcus Garvey Park. Beside the sweeping views of the… Continue Reading →

Creating a Home in a Harlem Townhouse Share

Creating a Home in a Harlem Townhouse Share Like many young actors, Erik Heitz, who moved to New York in 2011, has largely lived in sublets. There were six-floor walk-ups that had hot water only a few days a week;… Continue Reading →

Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa

Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa When Tolulope Komolafe first heard the pitch, she was skeptical. A fledgling company in Lagos, Nigeria, would pay her to learn how to write modern computer code and then offer her a… Continue Reading →

On Health, de Blasio Focuses on Crises and Inequality

By MARC SANTORA October 16, 2017 Four years ago, Bill de Blasio, then the city’s public advocate and a mere mayoral hopeful, took part in a rally in Midtown Manhattan to protest the imminent closure of Long Island College Hospital. Surrounded by… Continue Reading →

Renters: Creating a Home in a Harlem Townhouse Share

October 16, 2017 By KIM VELSEY Like many young actors, Erik Heitz, who moved to New York in 2011, has largely lived in sublets. There were six-floor walk-ups that had hot water only a few days a week; subleases of… Continue Reading →

302 East 96th Street Nears Topping-Out on the Upper East Side

The transition zone between East Harlem and the Upper East Side is booming with new developments, and just last week, YIMBY featured an update on 1399 Park Avenue, on the corner of East 104th Street, which is close to topping-out…. Continue Reading →

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades In August 2016, Douglas Mcgowan arrived at a modest brick house near central Nashville with a contract and the faint hope of a face-to-face meeting with the home’s mysterious occupant…. Continue Reading →

‘Once in Harlem’

‘Once in Harlem’ In 1983, 18-year-old Katsu Naito arrived in New York City from his small hometown of Maebashi, Japan. With little English, he worked as a chef in a Japanese restaurant to earn his green card, and in his… Continue Reading →

New York Real Estate, Warts and All

New York Real Estate, Warts and All A light-filled two-bedroom, two-bath prewar apartment on the Upper West Side is listed for $1.425 million. The catch: The living room faces a brick wall. Read more CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Related:… Continue Reading →

Could a Perfect Tax Storm Strike Your Condo?

Could a Perfect Tax Storm Strike Your Condo? Death and taxes are unavoidable, but at least with taxes you expect to have a rough idea of what will be demanded. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

3-K Arrives In Two More Districts Next Year as Mayor Plans Full Expansion

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina inside a “mommy and me” class inside P.S. 316 in Ozone Park. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Katie Honan NEW YORK CITY — The city’s 3-K program will expand to two more school districts… Continue Reading →

Harlem October 5 Issue

Harlem October 5 Issue The Third Annual Black and White Champagne Brunch was held Saturday, September 16, 2017 at La Marina, located in Washington Heights, New York. The Black & White Champagne Brunch celebrates the organization’s work in education, employment,… Continue Reading →

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