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Mayor Bill De Blasio shuns those who want to rename Harlem SOHA

  By: Derrel Jazz Johnson Harlem-based politicians, restaurateurs, publishers, and socialites flocked to the home of the New York City…

Be an informed Harlem Voter

By Mike Linthicum Yes. It’s election season! This year New York City will have four different voting events. At HarlemCondoLife we remain politically neutral and we are not endorsing any particular candidates. We believe that voting is important so we… Continue Reading →

Quote: Maya Angelou

                          All great achievements require time. ~ Maya Angelou

Transcript: Read Full Text of President Barack Obama’s Speech in Selma

We have often written about our love of Harlem and what it represents – past, present and future. We believe that President’s Obama’s March 7th speech  commemorating “Bloody Sunday” provides an amazing opportunity to learn, appreciate and share all of what… Continue Reading →

ELECTION DAY – GO VOTE !!!

Election Day is TODAY! Here are the 3 things you need to know before you go vote:   1 New York: Election Day is Today (Tuesday)POLLS OPEN: 6:00 AM POLLS CLOSE: 9:00 PM 2 IMPORTANT NOTE: Your Early Vote Location May Be Different Than Your Election Day… Continue Reading →

Vote on Nov 4th

Please make sure to vote on Tuesday. Polling places are located throughout the city. You can vote ONLY at your designated polling place. Make sure your are at the correct polling site and Election District/Assembly District (ED/AD) for your address. Polling… Continue Reading →

Vote to restore the Voting Rights Act

This past Summer I visited an old haunt in the heart of New York City’s Central Park.  I ran into a well-known entertainment personality I’ve known for years.  We chatted briefly.  During which time he wasted no time in zeroing… Continue Reading →

What Would You Do With $1 Million?

It’s not just a rhetorical question – the City is asking us to suggest projects to improve our community and we will get a chance to vote on which ones should be included in the City budget. It is a new way of making decisions about… Continue Reading →

Have you every considered running for public office?

If you have ever wondered how candidates get started on their road to elected office, you should check out this seminar on political leadership and the science behind winning elections!  The event is sponsored by WE ACT, a Harlem-based environmental… Continue Reading →

FILM: Changing Face of Harlem by Shawn Batey

The Changing Face of Harlem is a new one-hour documentary that examines the revitalization of Harlem told through the deeply personal stories of its residents, small business owners, politicians, developers, and clergy. The piece takes a critical look at Harlem’s… Continue Reading →

Happy Veterans Day – Thank You For Serving Our Country

Happy Veterans Day.  Thank you for serving our country and protecting our freedoms.  This Veteran’s Day, stand with our American heroes, and our wounded warriors.  Give them and show them the respect that they deserve. I have to say that… Continue Reading →

Screening of De Novo at El Museo del Barrio on November 13th and 14th

HCL readers may be interested in this documentary of the acclaimed play de novo that tells the true story of a 14 year old boy from Guatemala, who chose to leave his life with a street gang in search of his mother and a… Continue Reading →

Congratulations Mayor-elect of New York Bill de Blasio

Congratulations to Bill de Blasio and New York City’s new First Family.  We are looking forward to the inauguration and welcoming Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio.  It is important to have diversity at the top. Mr. de Blasio is currently holding… Continue Reading →

Harlem CDC Ribbon Cutting at Richard Parson’s Supper Club Minton’s and The Cecil

Harlem Community Development Corporation (Harlem CDC), state and local officials, and community leaders will celebrate the opening of a Harlem landmark with a dedication and ribbon cutting ceremony for the newly restored Minton’s and The Cecil restaurants on Saturday, November… Continue Reading →

A brutal attack on a Columbia University Professor and resident of Harlem

I was very upset to hear the news about this hate crime that happened last weekend.  A hateful mob attacked a Sikh man who says he was mistaken for a radical Muslim.  This is unacceptable.   Teachers and parents must… Continue Reading →

The 44th Annual African American Day Parade brings out Political Heavy Hitters

Always a colorful feast for the senses, the 2013 African American Day Parade also brought out the stars of the current New York political scene. A convertible ferrying Grand Marshals Congressman Charles Rangel and former Mayor David Dinkins led the… Continue Reading →

MLK50 – 50 Years Later

50 years later.  “Let Freedom Ring” Event at the Lincoln Memorial. President Barack Obama to speak today at this historical event. Change has come. Retweet #ADVANCINGTHEDREAM Retweet #MOW50 Retweet #IHaveADream Special Google Search window in honor of “I Have A… Continue Reading →

Don Lemon CNN news anchor Dining in Harlem at Cédric Bistro

Harlem Resident and CNN Anchor Don Lemon enjoyed an evening out the other night with friends at Cedric’s on Harlem Restaurant Row.  As Don has mentioned on his show, the popular prime-time weekend edition of CNN Newsroom, he lives in Harlem… Continue Reading →

Fundraiser For Vince Morgan August 7th at Harlem Food Bar

Save the date Wednesday, August 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Harlem Food Bar will be hosting a Fundraiser for Vince Morgan / Democrat for NYC Council.   To find out more on Vince Morgan please check out his website www.vincemorgan.com…. Continue Reading →

A great start to HarlemWeek

I attended the kick off of HarlemWeek on Sunday at U.S. Grant National Park on West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive (the Western edge of Harlem).  It was great! I arrived at 3pm just in time for an hour and a… Continue Reading →

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