Month

April 2017

‘Setup for Failure’: Tenants and Officials Blast City’s Rent-to-Own Program

Residents say the city left the units to languish for decades, despite promises to let tenants own them.

Alternative Plan to Close Rikers Within 3 Years Backed by Browder Family

A city councilmen and a candidate for state Senate said they could close the jail within three years.

Acquitted Man ‘Unlawfully Detained’ After Bail Hiked on Other Charges: Suit

A judge increased the man’s bail on separate charges after he was acquitted of attempted murder.

City’s Rent-to-Own Program a ‘Disaster’ as Investigations Loom, Source Says

The public advocate called for an independent review of the beleaguered program. 

City’s Plan to Rezone East Harlem Begins

3,500 units of housing will be created under the plan, according to the city.

Harlem Summit Aims to Educate Residents on Preservation and Development

The Saturday conference was organized by the nonprofit West Harlem Preservation Organization. 

Review: Dance Theater of Harlem Regains Its Footing

Review: Dance Theater of Harlem Regains Its Footing There was a time, five to 10 years ago, when it seemed that Dance Theater of Harlem might not survive. The company, founded in 1969 to prove that African-Americans could master ballet,… Continue Reading →

PHOTOS: Post-WWII New York City in Focus at New Museum Exhibit

“A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York, 1945-1960” is at the Museum of the City of New York.

Harlem April 20 Issue

Harlem April 20 Issue March is nationally recognized as Women’s History Month, which highlights the extraordinary contributions made by women throughout the nation. Healthfirst celebrated Women’s History Month with a stellar tribute to 11 trailblazing women at its second annual… Continue Reading →

Harlem April 13 Issue

Earlier this month, 6,000 youth from across the tri-state area came together at Radio City Music Hall in New York City for WE Day, a youth empowerment event that celebrates everyday heroes and proves no one is too young to… Continue Reading →

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