December 2016

38-Unit Affordable Mixed-Use Building Planned at 841 St. Nicholas Avenue, Hamilton Heights

Through a deal with the city’s Department of Housing Preservation and Development (HPD), BRP Companies is planning a 38-unit mixed-use building at 841-847 St. Nicholas Avenue, located on the corner of West 152nd Street in Hamilton Heights. The new building… Continue Reading →

This Pastor Is Providing Harlem Residents With Free Mental Health Care

Pastor Michael Walrond Jr. is making a tremendous stride towards destigmatizing mental illness in the black community by providing free mental health … Read more: Mental Health, Depression, Public Health, u.s. News , Harlem, Psychiatry, Black Voices News

East Harlem Tenants Speak Out Against Planned Neighborhood Rezoning

Even after City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito organized two years of community meetings on the future of East Harlem, tenants and activists are lining up to protest the city’s proposed rezoning of 95 blocks in the neighborhood.

New Details Revealed: 68-Story, 1,100-Unit Mixed-Use Project at 321 East 96th Street, East Harlem

A rendering of the base has been revealed, along with new details, of the 1,100-unit mixed-use development proposed at 321 East 96th Street, located in East Harlem near the border of the Upper East Side. The latest plans call for a 1.3-million-square-foot complex featuring a… Continue Reading →

Feud Between Mayor de Blasio and Governor Cuomo Reaches New Low

The feud between the mayor and the governor has expanded from spats on affordable housing and universal pre-K to a macabre form of accountability-gamesmanship over the death of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins, who was beaten to death this past September in… Continue Reading →

Harlem Youth Hockey Team Gets $20K in New Gear Thanks to Good Deed

A 12-year-old boy’s effort to collect gear resulted in a hockey company’s donation.

Harlem Holiday Arts & Giving

HARLEM JAZZ PRESENTS: QUEEN ESTHER ONE NIGHT ONLY! SATURDAY DECEMBER 17 SETS AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM A versatile and charismatic performer with a four octave range, Queen Esther explores her acclaimed reinterpretations of Billie Holiday’s lost classics with a dynamic… Continue Reading →

One-Antlered Deer Moves into Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park, Neighbors Say

Officials said they are monitoring the deer but are prohibited from relocating it.

Harlem Gift Guide: Get All Your Holiday Shopping Done Nearby

Find everything on your holiday list by stopping right here in Harlem. 

Eight-Story, 22-Unit Mixed-Use Building Filed at 308 East 106th Street, East Harlem

A Jackson Heights-based property owner has filed applications for an eight-story, 22-unit mixed-use building at 308 East 106th Street, in southern East Harlem. The project will measure 25,700 square feet and rise 80 feet above street level. It will include… Continue Reading →

Harlem Storefronts Light Up With Seasonal History Lesson

The storefronts tell the story of the Harlem Renaissance. 

Urban Garden Center to Open a New Organic Cafe

The cafe will have locally-sourced food and drinks — and vintage decorations.

Kids Will Move and Groove to the Rhythm of the Rope at Double Dutch Contest

The Double Dutch League Holiday Classic, in its 25th year, will return to the Apollo Theater. 

Harlem Storefronts Light Up with a Seasonal History Lesson

The storefronts tell the story of the Harlem Renaissance. 

Inmate Looking to Sue City Wins Right to Prove He’s Abused Child’s Dad

A man claiming to be Zymere Perkins’ dad wants to bring a wrongful death suit against the city. 

City Council Approves 15-Story, 400-Unit Affordable Mixed-Use Project at 127 East 107th Street, East Harlem

The City Council has voted to approve a 15-story, 400-unit mixed-use development planned at 127 East 107th Street, located on the southern end of East Harlem. The vote essentially represents the completion of the city’s Uniform Land Use Review Procedure… Continue Reading →

Prisoners Can Now Video Chat With Relatives at City Libraries

Families and friends can schedule hour-long chats with incarcerated loved ones at city libraries.

‘Fully Affordable’ East Harlem Housing Development Wins Council’s Backing

The project is planned for Lexington Avenue between 107th and 108th streets. 

You Can Now Binge-Watch Netflix on the Subway

Netflix’s new download feature means you can watch on the app while offline on your phone or tablet.

Trump Security Costs Are ‘Unsustainable,’ Mark-Viverito Says

It’s reportedly costing the city $1 million a day to keep Trump Tower secure.

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