June 2017

Across New York, a Summertime Tour of Public Art

Across New York, a Summertime Tour of Public Art A paradox: In an age when privacy has dwindled, public space seems to be atrophying too. Thank you for reading

Harlem June 22 Issue

Over 200 business women shouted in unison the conference theme, “I am The Boss…I’m A Smart Woman and Money Matters In My Life. HARLEM June 22 ISSUE 5.20 MB Download

Harlem June 8 Issue

Gospel fever radiated from the Prudential Center on Saturday, May 13 at the 35th Annual McDonald’s Gospelfest. This year’s show was filled with epic performances and captivating moments. HARLEM June 8 ISSUE 6.35 MB Download

Harlem June 15 Issue

The New York Junior League Playground Improvement Project (“PIP”) had 1,000 women volunteer their time on Saturdays and Sundays over five weekends in April and May 2017 to clean, paint and landscape around Jackie Robinson Park. HARLEM June 15 ISSUE

A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings History Back to Life

A Noose at the Smithsonian Brings History Back to Life The person who recently left a noose at the National Museum of African American History and Culture clearly intended to intimidate, by deploying one of the most feared symbols in… Continue Reading →

From Cuba, a Stolen Myth

From Cuba, a Stolen Myth Late last week, the Trump administration announced that it would be re-abnormalizing the relationship between the United States and Cuba. Thank you for reading

Nonprofit Sues to Block Sale of East Harlem Building to Competing Buyer

The nonprofit claims in a suit the owner skirted an agreement by adding unauthorized requirements to purchase the building at 1680 Madison Avenue. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Dartunorro Clark EAST HARLEM — A nonprofit affordable housing developer is suing to block the sale of… Continue Reading →

PHOTOS: Salsa’s Roots Traced to City’s Streets in New Museum Exhibit

View Full Caption Dancers on Randall’s Island in 1974. Courtesy of José Yogui Rosario and Pablo E. Yglesias EAST HARLEM— Like many other cultural phenomena, the origins of salsa can be traced back to the city’s streets. The vibrant, high-energy dance… Continue Reading →

Harlem June 1 Issue

The New York Urban League honored a slate of women who are working to better their communities using their own unique talents. HARLEM June 1 ISSUE 6.10 MB Download

Brokers Who Market Harlem as ‘SoHa’ Could Be Fined Under Proposed Bill

Newly elected Harlem state Sen. Brian Benjamin introduced legislation aimed at stopping real estate professionals and developers from trying to rebrand neighborhoods. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Dartunorro Clark HARLEM — A state senator has introduced legislation to prevent brokers from trying to… Continue Reading →

Free Production of ‘The Three Musketeers’ Coming to Harlem This Summer

In years’ past, the company has also produced Shakespeare’s “The Tempest,” “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” and “Romeo and Juliet.” This year’s play is from Alexandre Dumas and is free to the public.  

Rock-Climbing Gym Coming to 125th Street Next Spring

The Cliffs at Harlem on 125th Street will be the chain’s second-largest after the one in LIC. 


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Harlem May 25 Issue

A culinary festival that celebrates the unique culture, spirit and flavor of Harlem was back for another successful year. HARLEM May 25 ISSUE 6.02 MB Download The post Harlem May 25 Issue appeared first on

East Harlem Garden Uses Coffee from Local Cafes for Composting Project

The garden received a grant to support a composting program that uses local cafes’ coffee grounds.

Harlem Block Once Plagued by Raccoons Gets $1,000 Beautification Grant

The block’s residents planted flowers and cleaned up trash during a community event on Saturday.

Chefs’ Picks: Berry Bonanza

Chefs’ Picks tracks down what the pros are eating and cooking from coast to coast. Late spring means berry season can’t be far behind. While there’s no denying the pleasure of snacking on them freshly picked, these jewels of summer… Continue Reading →

One-on-One with the First Food Network Star Finalist to Go Home

The nature of the Food Network Star beast is such that no matter how much mentors Bobby Flay and Giada De Laurentiis have to teach the finalists, their time is limited, which means they’re forced to make quick decisions about… Continue Reading →

Columbia’s New Harlem Museum Opens, With Art From Its Neighbors

Columbia’s New Harlem Museum Opens, With Art From Its Neighbors New York, New York, is the city so nice it got two of everything: two baseball teams, two decrepit airports and now two riverside art galleries designed by the Italian… Continue Reading →

El Barrio Week Returns With Dominoes and Dance Parties

The celebration returns with events that offer a glimpse into the culture and vibrancy of El Barrio. 

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