These $2 Cheeseburgers Are Harlem’s Best-Kept Secret

Mo’s View Full Caption HARLEM — The most popular cheeseburgers in the neighborhood cost $2 and come from a cart on Lenox Avenue. Every day at lunch time, a line of people queue up at Mo’s cart for burgers and… Continue Reading →

Mayor Ignoring Residents in East Harlem Rezoning Plan, Boro Prez Says

East Harlem Rezoning View Full Caption EAST HARLEM — The mayor is ignoring El Barrio residents’ input on rezoning the neighborhood, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer charged Wednesday afternoon. “Despite our clear recommendations, the administration is not taking the community’s… Continue Reading →

Students’ Scores on State Tests Inch Up, But Racial Gap Remains Wide

Nearly 41 percent of third through eighth grade students were proficient in English; nearly 38 percent passed state math tests. View Full Caption Shutterstock CIVIC CENTER — New York City’s students in grades three through eight saw their scores rise… Continue Reading →

Struggle for Reproductive Rights the Focus of New Lecture Series

Men stand outside the National Anti-Suffrage Association headquarters around 1911. View Full Caption Courtesy of the Library of Congress and Museum of the City of New York EAST HARLEM — A Scottish woman was burned at the stake in the… Continue Reading →

Activists Demand Removal of Monument to Doctor Who Experimented on Slaves

The statue has stood at the corner of 103rd Street and Fifth Avenue since 1934. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Shaye Weaver EAST HARLEM — Protesters are demanding the city remove a statue in Central Park dedicated to a 19th century doctor who experimented on… Continue Reading →

City Dems Calling for State Party Unity Backed IDC Senator Last Year

The same politicians who backed Andrea Stewart-Cousins’ rival are not supporting the Westchester pol.

NYC Rents Rising Twice As Fast As Wages, Except for Wealthiest, Study Finds

Median rents rose 3.9 percent a year since 2010, while wages rose 1.8 percent a year, StreetEasy found.

Politician Accused of Living Outside District Says It’s ‘Nobody’s Business’

A complaint submitted to the Board of Elections Tuesday Aug. 16, 2017 accuses District Leader Keith Lilly of not living in the district he represents. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Gustavo Solis EAST HARLEM — A Harlem district leader accused of violating state… Continue Reading →

State Tells City to Dig Deeper to Unearth Possible Slave Remains in Gowanus

On Thursday, officials called on the state to prompt a thorough investigation at the 9th Street lot for the remains of slaves and Revolutionary War soldiers. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Caroline Spivack GOWANUS — The state recommended Thursday that the city dig deeper… Continue Reading →

8 Things To Do in Your Manhattan Neighborhood This Weekend

Farmacy NYC – the newly-opened farmstand in Hell’s Kitchen – will provide live jazz performance each Sunday. View Full Caption Instagram/@farmacynyc All Weekend: ► ‘Theater of the Resist’ Series Finale Where: The Met Breuer, 75th Street and Madison Avenue, Upper East SideWhen: Friday and… Continue Reading →

Public Breastfeeding ‘Pods’ Now Open to Moms Across 5 Boroughs

Health Commissioner Dr. Mary Bassett, left, welcomes new mom Chana Dawkins-Mason, right, and her one-month-old-baby Brielle into the city’s new public lactation pod installed at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum on Wednesday. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Rachel Holliday Smith CROWN HEIGHTS —… Continue Reading →

4 Brooklyn School-Based Health Clinics Closing Due to State Budget Cuts

by Amy Zimmer — The first of the closures have been announced for Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens and Park Slope schools. BROOKLYN — Four school-based health clinics run by SUNY Downstate are closing — and parents and local officials are mounting… Continue Reading →

Brooklyn Heights’ P.S. 8 Gets New Principal Parents Wanted, After Protests

P.S. 8 parents and students rallied on June 28 in support of Patricia “Trish” Peterson. View Full Caption Instagram BROOKLYN — After weeks of uncertainty and tumult over the selection process for their new principal, parents and teachers at Brooklyn… Continue Reading →

Out-of-Season Nor’Easter to Drench City Into Saturday, Forecasters Say

The storm will begin Friday closer to midnight and last through Saturday, according to the NWS View Full Caption DNAinfo/Michael Ip NEW YORK CITY — The city is expected to get drenched with rain from an out-of-season Nor’easter starting Friday… Continue Reading →

‘Uptown Bounce’ Free Block Party Celebrates ’80s and ’90s in East Harlem

Visitors will have free access to exhibitions from 6 to 9 p.m. each Wednesday through Aug. 9. View Full Caption Filip Wolak EAST HARLEM — This year’s Uptown Bounce block party is all about the past.  Musicians who defined an era — like Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston… Continue Reading →

Staff Diversity Will Be Factor in How City Funds Arts Groups, Mayor Says

Mayor Bill de Blasio and First Lady Chirlane McCray at a press conference announcing “Create NYC” at Materials for the Arts in Long Island City on July 19, 2017. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Jeanmarie Evelly LONG ISLAND CITY — The city… Continue Reading →

Uptown Celebrates the 6th Annual Dominican Film Festival

The Dominican Film Festival opens Tuesday, July 25 with the award-winning film “Carpinteros/Woodpeckers.” View Full Caption YouTube/Dominican Film Festival WASHINGTON HEIGHTS — The Dominican Film Festival is back in its sixth year of celebrating filmmakers and works that reflect the history, culture,… Continue Reading →

Whole Foods Market Opens Harlem Store [Gothamist]

(Whole Foods Market) The city’s newest Whole Foods debuts July 21st in Harlem at 125th Street and Lenox Avenue, nearly five years after the grocer announced the new store. As with all of their new stores, the company will mark… Continue Reading →

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. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Dartunorro Clark EAST HARLEM — A nonprofit affordable housing developer is suing to block the sale of… Continue Reading →

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

View Full Caption Dancers on Randall’s Island in 1974. Courtesy of José Yogui Rosario and Pablo E. Yglesias 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… Continue Reading →

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