October 2017

A Seed Artist Germinates History

A Seed Artist Germinates History By ANNIE CORREAL October 31, 2017 Amaranth, which grows wild in Red Hook, Brooklyn, is among the plants introduced to New York via ships’ ballast long ago. It will be included in “Seeds of Change,” an exploration

Harlem Community Board Abused Government Resources, Borough President Says

The Community Board said it was a mistake to include a campaign fundraising event in their list of weekend events. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Gustavo Solis HARLEM — Community Board 10 abused government resources and violated the City Charter by promoting… Continue Reading →

Celebrate HarlemWeen 2017 today!

October 31, 2017 Celebrate HarlemWeen 2017 today!   HTBlog Happy Halloween!  Today Harlem celebrates “HarlemWeen” — Harlem’s Halloween Festival. This free, family-friendly costumed festival takes place every year on the plaza of the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. (Harlem) State Office Building from… Continue Reading →

City Set to Repeal ‘Racist’ Anti-Dancing Cabaret Law Tuesday

A dance party inside the The Manhattan Inn, a Greenpoint venue that closed in 2016. View Full Caption Courtesy David Andrako/The Manhattan Inn NEW YORK CITY — The city Tuesday is set to repeal a rarely enforced Prohibition-era law that effectively made dancing… Continue Reading →

Redevelopment of Hamilton Theater at 3560 Broadway Revealed, Harlem

A proposal by Todd Zwigard Architects that will go before the New York Landmark Preservation Commission later today has revealed plans to redevelop the currently abandoned Hamilton Theater, at 3560 Broadway between West 146th and West 147th Streets, in Harlem…. Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: Inside a Manhattan House of Horror

October 31, 2017 New York Today By JONATHAN WOLFE Good mourning on this drafty Halloween. During evenings in October, Angie Hansen can be found dressed in a soiled baby-doll dress and pigtails, screaming for help in a blood-spattered morgue. Ms…. Continue Reading →

It’s Harlem Marathon Week 2017!

October 30, 2017 It’s Harlem Marathon Week 2017!   HTBlog The Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce in concert with the New York Road Runners have today launched Harlem Marathon Week 2017, a seven-day tribute from Monday, October 30th through Sunday, November… Continue Reading →

After 91 Years, New York Will Let Its People Boogie

By ANNIE CORREAL October 30, 2017 A nearly century-old law that turned New York bars into no-dancing zones, prevented singers like Billie Holiday and Ray Charles from performing and drew protest from Frank Sinatra, is finally set to be struck down. The… Continue Reading →

Side Street: On the Mainland, a Duty to Help Puerto Rico

October 29, 2017 Side Street By DAVID GONZALEZ After a month of silence since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, Edwin Aponte finally made contact last week with the world beyond his town of Coamo. It came via a Facebook post,… Continue Reading →

A Bedroom for Rover, Maybe Even a Condo

By CAROLINE BIGGS October 27, 2017 The moment I laid eyes on Daffodil, I vowed I would give her a good home. I found her at an adoption event for more than 50 rescued rabbits, sponsored by the American Society for the… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: A ‘Maritime Forest’ Where Sandy’s Waters Rose

October 27, 2017 New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE Good morning on this flawless Friday. How can trees protect us from another Hurricane Sandy? Five years after the storm — which slammed into the Northeast on Oct. 29, 2012,… Continue Reading →

New York Today: New York Today: Surviving a 1-in-1,000 Diagnosis

October 26, 2017 New York Today By ALEXANDRA S. LEVINE and JONATHAN WOLFE Good morning on this spotty Thursday. Andrew Panagy was in the 1 percent. “Not exactly the 1 percent of the population I aspire to be with, but… Continue Reading →

Calvin Klein’s First Coffee-Table Book Is R-Rated History

Calvin Klein’s First Coffee-Table Book Is R-Rated History It’s hard to talk about sex and fashion these days, or sex and modeling, or sex and ad campaigns, without a post-Weinstein lens on it all. Every discussion, every photo, looks different… Continue Reading →

Absentee Landlord Threatens to Fence Off Harlem Community Garden

The Joseph Daniel Wilson Memorial Garden View Full Caption HARLEM — The absentee landlord of two vacant lots on West 122nd Street wants to boot a 30-year-old community garden to cash in on the neighborhood’s booming real estate market. Three weeks ago, gardeners who… Continue Reading →

In the Running: For Bo Dietl, the Campaign Show Goes Wherever He Does

In the Running By J. DAVID GOODMAN October 25, 2017 Richard A. Dietl, known to most by the percussive nickname Bo, climbed the stairs of a subway platform at Union Square in Manhattan when he bumped into a man who knew him from… Continue Reading →

Living In: New Fairfield, Conn.: Good Schools and a Lakeside Setting

October 25, 2017 By SUSAN HODARA It was Candlewood Lake that sold Katie and Gregory Williams on the town of New Fairfield, set in the rolling hills of upper Fairfield County, Conn. The couple, who work for an insurance agency… Continue Reading →

Façade Installation Underway on Columbia University’s Manhattanville Academic Conference Center, 3205 Broadway, Harlem

Columbia University’s Manhattanville Campus expansion, in Harlem, is one of the biggest new developments underway in New York City, though it may not look it at the moment. Construction is continuing in phases, and today, YIMBY has the latest photos… Continue Reading →

The Ad Campaign: Dietl Ad: Mayor de Blasio ‘Turned His Back on Dead Cops’

October 24, 2017 The Ad Campaign By J. DAVID GOODMAN Bo Dietl, the businessman and former police detective who is running for mayor of New York City as an independent, will begin airing his first 30-second television advertisement of the… Continue Reading →

‘Story of Sacrifice and Survival’ Finds Home at Harlem Hospital

By JEFFERY C. MAYS October 24, 2017 It was the first time the 18 panels of the mahogany relief carving had been placed side by side since Maria King Wallace found them leaning against a wall on a dirt floor in the artist’s… Continue Reading →

City College Delays Appointing President After Leaders’ Criticism

By DAVID W. CHEN October 23, 2017 It’s not a done deal — yet. The City University of New York, bowing to pressure from prominent African-American leaders from Harlem, on Monday postponed the anticipated appointment of the next president of City College, its… Continue Reading →

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