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In Harlem, a Shelter That Gives Young Men the Tools to Succeed

In Harlem, a Shelter That Gives Young Men the Tools to Succeed Nestled on a residential block in Harlem, Create Young Adult Residences looks like any other apartment building. A fire escape snakes up its rust-colored facade. Thank you for… Continue Reading →

Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of the Negro National Anthem

Colin Kaepernick and the Legacy of the Negro National Anthem The lawyer and amateur poet Francis Scott Key embraced the pop cultural tastes of his day when he wrote “The Star-Spangled Banner” to commemorate an American victory over the British… Continue Reading →

How to Be a Smart Obamacare Shopper

How to Be a Smart Obamacare Shopper The Trump administration’s actions to scale back Obamacare have made it harder and more complicated to find the best health plan. But the pricing chaos has also created great deals for some consumers,… Continue Reading →

Excavating New York, Frame by Frame

Excavating New York, Frame by Frame The star of “Lost Landscapes of New York” is the city itself — or rather the city of dreams and memories. Created by the archivist Rick Prelinger, this wondrous compilation turns old film fragments… Continue Reading →

JJ Johnson Is a Young Chef on the Rise, to a Hip-Hop Beat

JJ Johnson Is a Young Chef on the Rise, to a Hip-Hop Beat With all the bravado of a hip-hop star who has walked away from a label to build his own, the chef Joseph Johnson was talking about his… Continue Reading →

Done Deals: Roundup of the week in residential sales

Done Deals: Roundup of the week in residential sales CORE’s Adrian Noriega closed the biggest sale of last week at the Selldorf-designed 42 Crosby. Unit 5S closed at $10,545,356 after being listed by Noriega in January for $10.45 million. Thank… Continue Reading →

Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own.

Kahlil Joseph’s New Film Is Steeped in Harlem’s History. And His Own. It was Kahlil Joseph’s brother who made him an artist. Or at least that’s one way to describe how Mr. Joseph, a successful director who has worked with… Continue Reading →

Calvin Klein’s First Coffee-Table Book Is R-Rated History

Calvin Klein’s First Coffee-Table Book Is R-Rated History It’s hard to talk about sex and fashion these days, or sex and modeling, or sex and ad campaigns, without a post-Weinstein lens on it all. Every discussion, every photo, looks different… Continue Reading →

Can a Neighbor Keep Flowerpots on a Fire Escape?

Can a Neighbor Keep Flowerpots on a Fire Escape? Q. I live in a co-op in Morningside Heights. My upstairs neighbors keep plants on their window ledges and fire escape. When they water them, the runoff streams down my windows… Continue Reading →

Million Dollar Condos Have Great Views of Public Sex in Marcus Garvey Park

Million Dollar Condos Have Great Views of Public Sex in Marcus Garvey Park HARLEM — Marie Gelot didn’t realize what an eyeful she’d get when her bought her million-dollar apartment overlooking Marcus Garvey Park. Beside the sweeping views of the… Continue Reading →

Creating a Home in a Harlem Townhouse Share

Creating a Home in a Harlem Townhouse Share Like many young actors, Erik Heitz, who moved to New York in 2011, has largely lived in sublets. There were six-floor walk-ups that had hot water only a few days a week;… Continue Reading →

Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa

Start-Up Bets on Tech Talent Pipeline From Africa When Tolulope Komolafe first heard the pitch, she was skeptical. A fledgling company in Lagos, Nigeria, would pay her to learn how to write modern computer code and then offer her a… Continue Reading →

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades

Jackie Shane, a Transgender Soul Pioneer, Re-emerges After Four Decades In August 2016, Douglas Mcgowan arrived at a modest brick house near central Nashville with a contract and the faint hope of a face-to-face meeting with the home’s mysterious occupant…. Continue Reading →

‘Once in Harlem’

‘Once in Harlem’ In 1983, 18-year-old Katsu Naito arrived in New York City from his small hometown of Maebashi, Japan. With little English, he worked as a chef in a Japanese restaurant to earn his green card, and in his… Continue Reading →

New York Real Estate, Warts and All

New York Real Estate, Warts and All A light-filled two-bedroom, two-bath prewar apartment on the Upper West Side is listed for $1.425 million. The catch: The living room faces a brick wall. Read more CreditTony Cenicola/The New York Times Related:… Continue Reading →

Could a Perfect Tax Storm Strike Your Condo?

Could a Perfect Tax Storm Strike Your Condo? Death and taxes are unavoidable, but at least with taxes you expect to have a rough idea of what will be demanded. Thank you for reading HarlemCondoLife.com

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners

MacArthur Foundation Names 2017 ‘Genius’ Grant Winners The past year has been a whirlwind for Rhiannon Giddens, the Grammy-winning musician who became the first woman and first nonwhite person to win a major prize for excellence on the banjo and… Continue Reading →

Homes for Sale in New York City

Homes for Sale in New York City • In Cobble Hill, Brooklyn, a two-bedroom, one-and-a-half-bath three-story house with a double parlor, southwestern exposure, a sky-lighted side staircase, four working fireplaces and a patio in Warren Place Mews, an architecturally distinguished… Continue Reading →

On the Market in New York City

On the Market in New York City West Harlem Co-op • $1,350,000 • MANHATTAN • 148 West 131st Street, No. 1 A three-bedroom, two-bath co-op on the parlor level of a prewar townhouse, where renovations include sleek built-ins and modern… Continue Reading →

Review: A Riveting Piano Recital in a Harlem Crypt

Review: A Riveting Piano Recital in a Harlem Crypt Before playing an unusual — some would say radical — recital in an underground crypt in Harlem, the pianist David Greilsammer explained his thinking to the audience. Thank you for reading… Continue Reading →

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