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 American racial history. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

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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 HarlemCondoLife.com

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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.

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

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EAST HARLEM — A nonprofit affordable housing developer is suing to block the sale of an apartment complex to a private developer — claiming it was cheated out of the deal by the building’s current owner, which tried to force the buyer to purchase two more properties to seal the deal, a lawsuit says.

Nuevo El Barrio Rehabilitación De Vivienda Y Economía (NERVE) claims it had the right to purchase the seven-story, 135-unit building at 1680

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

 Dancers on Randall's Island in 1974.

View Full Caption Dancers on Randall’s Island in 1974.

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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 was shaped by the city’s Latino communities as they acclimated to life in the city in the 1960s, according to the Museum of the City of New York.

With the city as the lab, the Cuban rumba, the Puerto Rican bomba, the Latin boogaloo and the Dominican palo, among others, were fused together to create a dance movement they

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Minton’s Harlem Jazz Pays A Tribute to Bud Powell

 

Minton's Harlem Jazz

On Friday June 16th, Minton’s Harlem celebrates Jazz legend and Harlem’s own Bud Powell, a leading figure in modern jazz, also known as bebop, as was his close friend and musical compatriot Thelonious Monk. They both performed at the original Minton’s, and this special evening of straight-ahead jazz will feature three of the hottest young jazz talents – Theo Hill (piano) – Alex Claffy (bass) – Aaron Kimmel (drums).

Friday June 16

A Tribute to Bud Powel at Minton’s Harlem

Sets at 7:00PM & 9:30PM. $15 music charge per set.

Two-item minimum per person

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Shop Harlem Live Harlem Lifestyle Expo by Harlem Park to Park

Shop Harlem Live Harlem Lifestyle Expo by Harlem Park to Park

 

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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.

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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. 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

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HARLEM — A state senator has introduced legislation to prevent brokers from trying to rename traditionally recognized neighborhoods — and says he will try to impose fines and other penalties for those who do.

Newly elected Harlem state Sen. Brian Benjamin believes the Neighborhood Integrity Act, which he introduced Wednesday, will curtail real estate professionals and developers from trying to rebrand neighborhoods across the city, including an attempt to market a slice of Harlem as

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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.

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.

 

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Rock-Climbing Gym Coming to 125th Street Next Spring


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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