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Science & Technology

Announced: Winner of the First “Harlem Demo Day” Startup Pitch Event

Gerrad Larriett of East Harlem has won the first ever Harlem Demo Day.  He will receive a prize package including more than $1,000 in seed capital, a year of free business checking, and more. The event was hosted by Harlem… Continue Reading →

Harlem Demo Day (4/23): A funding pitch event for uptown entrepreneurs / start-ups

On Harlem Demo Day April 23, four uptown entrepreneurs will pitch their start-ups before a group of judges in the hopes of winning a cash prize  The event is sponsored by Harlem Co-working Meet Up group, Silicon Harlem, Spring Bank, the Harlem… Continue Reading →

Harlem Condo Life – Phoenix: Xu Bing at the Cathedral in Harlem

I can’t wait to go to check out this new exhibit at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine which according to their website opened on March 1st. Read on… Over the course of two years, pioneering Chinese contemporary artist… Continue Reading →

Harlem Biospace (Hb) offers new resources

Harlem Biospace (Hb) helps enhance the reach of Manhattanville, Harlem’s educational hub. An initiative of New York City Economic Development Corporation’s (NYCEDC), Harlem Biospace (Hb) recently launched resources open to both incubator members and the biotech community, including an exciting… Continue Reading →

Ancestry.com now offers DNA Analysis

Genealogy site www.Ancestry.com now offers DNA analysis so anyone can track their ethnic origins based on their genetic code. Per their site: “Get personalized details about your unique ethnic origins. Discover more about your story with advanced DNA science from… Continue Reading →

Twitter’s Jack Dorsey feels the electricity of small business in Harlem

Jack Dorsey (co-founder and co-creator of Twitter and founder and CEO of Square, a mobile payments company), connects with entrepreneurs with businesses based in Harlem, in this fascinating interview. Featured businesses include Harlem Skin Clinic and Astor Row Cafe. This… Continue Reading →

Evidence of Free WiFi in New York City’s Harlem Appears

I was putting my new year’s resolution into action the other day at the gym. I was pleasantly surprised to see the following wireless signal pop-up on my iPhone. Truth be told the signal has been intermittent and slower than… Continue Reading →

Harlem leads New York City’s push to build a thriving biotech industry

New York is developing a thriving biotech industry, especially in Manhattan.  Harlem is a cornerstone of that effort. The city’s plan includes providing life sciences startups with inexpensive suitable workspaces.  That includes the Alexandria Center for Life Science on the… Continue Reading →

Harlem based battery startup featured in Scientific American

Urban Electric Power is a Harlem based battery startup located 10 blocks from City College and which has received funding from the Advanced Research Projects Agency for Energy (ARPA–E). The company hopes to turn the familiar alkaline battery into a cheap way to store… Continue Reading →

What the census reveals about key changes shaping Harlem

The recently updated US Census Explorer tool provides an easy way to visualize trends and changes over time from from 1990 – 2012. The Harlem maps below illustrate what is happening in terms of household median income, which is rising… Continue Reading →

Twitter Founder visits Harlem’s Apollo Theatre

Jack Dorsey is a co-founder of Twitter and founder and CEO of mobile payments processor Square. He will appear at the Apollo Theater next week as part of Square’s nationwide “Let’s Talk” series. The goal is to bring small businesses together to… Continue Reading →

Harlem getting the biggest free WiFi network in America

Harlem will soon follow Chelsea in having free outdoor Wifi.  Chelsea’s free Wifi is courtesy of Google.  Harlem’s free Wifi is courtesy of financier Glenn Fuhrman,  a former Goldman Sachs managing director who now heads MSD Capital and his wife Amanda,… Continue Reading →

Harlem Biospace: Home to new innovative emerging medical research startups

Sixteen health care focussed startups have settled inside the new Harlem Biospace, on W. 127th St. The Bloomberg administration contributed $626,000 and partnered with Columbia University biomedical engineering professor Sam Sia for the balance of the funding. Companies include an… Continue Reading →

“Harlem is unquestionably happening…” says NYC and Company

  New York’s official marketing and tourism organization NYC and Company‘s latest “Neighborhood X Neighborhood” unveiled its latest campaign on  Wednesday highlighting Harlem and Washington Heights , including a multipage article on Harlem’s Foodie Renaissance and a Destination:Harlem page that… Continue Reading →

ECHO – A technology startup embraces Harlem and includes content from HarlemCondoLife.com

HarlemCondoLife.com is pleased to announce that it and Harlem Bespoke were recently invited to participate in a new mobile hyperlocal information sharing startup called Echo. Echo is a hyperlocal version of Twitter.   A “mobile, microblogging application that connects users… Continue Reading →

eWaste Recylcing Event in Morningside Park in Harlem on Sunday April 29th

Tekserve has teamed up again with the Lower East Side Ecology Center to offer free electronics recycling at convenient locations around New York City throughout March, April and May of 2012. Recyclable items include: computers, monitors, fax machines, copiers, DVD… Continue Reading →

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