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Vacant Lot in East Harlem Transformed Into an Outdoor Brazilian Restaurant

Vidigal View Full Caption EAST HARLEM — It’s Rio on the Harlem River. What once was a graffiti-adorned lot on 120th Street overgrown with weeds is now a little slice of Carnivale. Ramiro Silos, who used to decorate window displays… Continue Reading →

3-K Arrives In Two More Districts Next Year as Mayor Plans Full Expansion

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carmen Farina inside a “mommy and me” class inside P.S. 316 in Ozone Park. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Katie Honan NEW YORK CITY — The city’s 3-K program will expand to two more school districts… Continue Reading →

No Shootings in Nearly a Year in This Harlem Area Once Known for Violence

It has been 346 days since the last shooting, according to an anti-violence nonprofit.

MAP: Harlem’s Black Churches Cash in on Gentrification

Harlem’s dwindling churches View Full Caption HARLEM — Churches are losing members but gaining profits from gentrification.  Nearly two dozen churches have either closed or been sold to developers for more than $50 million over the last decade, according to a review by… Continue Reading →

‘Moonlight’ Director Insists on Shooting James Baldwin Film in Harlem

“It was the wish of the Baldwin estate and a wish of myself, as a creator, that we do it here.”

MAP: Harlem’s Black Churches Cash in on Gentrification

Harlem’s dwindling churches View Full Caption HARLEM — Churches are losing members but gaining profits from gentrification.  Nearly two dozen churches have either closed or been sold to developers for more than $50 million over the last decade, according to a review by… Continue Reading →

City Suing Landlord of ‘Hazardous’ East Harlem Building Lacking Cooking Gas

231 East 117th Street View Full Caption EAST HARLEM — A city housing agency is suing a, East 117th Street landlord to force him to correct a host of violations and pay thousands of dollars in fines a week after… Continue Reading →

The Woman Behind Whole Foods’ Top Selling Hot Sauce Calls Harlem Home

Vy “Mama” Higginsen has lived on 126th Street all of her life. Four generations of her family have been there for nearly 100 years. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Gustavo Solis HARLEM — Vy Higginsen has been an advertising executive, a disc jockey,… Continue Reading →

The Woman Behind Whole Foods’ Top Selling Hot Sauce Calls Harlem Home

Vy “Mama” Higginsen has lived on 126th Street all of her life. Four generations of her family have been there for nearly 100 years. View Full Caption DNAinfo/Gustavo Solis HARLEM — Vy Higginsen has been an advertising executive, a disc jockey,… Continue Reading →

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