African Americans have long lived with unanswered questions about their roots, holes in their family trees and stubborn silences from elders reluctant to delve into a painful past rooted in slavery. This month, scores of black readers wrote to us, saying they had finally found clues in a most unlikely place: An article published in The New York Times.
The End of Black Harlem I HAVE lived in Harlem for half my life — 30 years. I have seen it in all its complexities: a cultural nexus of black America, the landing place for Senegalese immigrants and Southern transplants, a home for people fleeing oppression and seeking opportunity. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com
Construction is wrapping up on a seven-story, eight-unit residential building at 310 West 114th Street, in Harlem, Harlem+Bespoke reports. The 12,554-square-foot project is being developed by property owner Emmanuel P. Denis, doing business as Kew Gardens-based Rafael Homes. Its residential units should average a spacious 1,310 square feet apiece, and will…
The city plans to transform a city block into an affordable housing complex.