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UPDATE: Breaking news – Buildings explode in Harlem

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UPDATE:  

Notification issued on 3/12/14 at 3:00 PM. The New York City Unified Victim Identification System (UVIS) has been activated in response to the building collapse that occurred earlier today at 116th Street and Park Avenue in Manhattan. If you are concerned about the welfare of someone who may have been affected by the collapse and are unable to contact them, please call 311. From outside of NYC, you may call (212) 639-9675. The American Red Cross has also opened a reception center at P.S. 57, located at 176 East 115 Street in Manhattan.

ORIGINAL:

Two buildings appear to have collapsed in East Harlem.

At least two deaths and 16 injuries are reported.  NYFD reports it to be a 5-Alarm Fire.  The buildings are located on 116th Street and Park (5th Avenue)

Our condolences to the families who lost family and friends.  And we wish a speedy recovery to those injured and quick resolution for those who have been displaced.

Get the latest news on CNN.

Breaking news – Buildings explode in Harlem

(Photo credit: vintspiration)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two buildings appear to have collapsed in East Harlem.

At least two deaths and 16 injuries are reported.  NYFD reports it to be a 5-Alarm Fire.  The buildings are located on 116th Street and Park (5th Avenue)

Our condolences to the families who lost family and friends.  And we wish a speedy recovery to those injured and quick resolution for those who have been displaced.

Get the latest news on CNN.

Sign petition to bring Citibikes to Harlem

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Harlem residents have launched a petition on Change.org to bring Citibikes to Harlem.  Harlem was not included in the initial rollout.  Nor is Harlem included in current expansion plans.

This exclusion does not make sense.  See below for salient points from the petition.

HarlemCondoLife supports the petition by Harlem residents to bring Citibikes to Harlem.    Click here to view, sign and share the petition.  

While the City is cold and mired in snow, now is the time to ask for what Harlem deserves, so there’s a chance Harlem will have it to enjoy as soon as  possible, ideally by this Spring.

  • The Citibike program has been largely hailed as a huge success, and plans are in place for its expansion.
  • New York Magazine reported though, that the new stations “are planned for the Upper West Side, Upper East Side, Park Slope, and Cobble Hill”.
  • The article points out that the planned expansion “does nothing to fight the perception — and stats — that contend the program is catering only to well-off white people.”
  • The expansion of the Citibike program into less affluent areas will mean greater access to the city annual costs of a metrocard start at over $1,300, which would mean greater access to opportunities.
  • Harlemites pay the same taxes on sales, income, and property, but we are always the last to benefit when the city prospers, and while Harlem is enjoying something of a renaissance, the City, in this case the NYC Department of Transportation, can help Harlem help itself by supporting the infrastructure of our Manhattan neighborhood.
  • Harlem is home to many students, recent college graduates, and others just starting out in the city. A bike share program would boom amongst them.  This is especially true given the emergence of Harlem’s Educational Hub in Manhattanville.
  • The petition needs the support of Polly Trottenberg, Dept. of Transportation, Commissioner for the New York City Department of Transportation;  Henrietta Lyle, Chairman for CB10; Andrew Lassalle, Assistant District Manager;  Seth Solomon, Press Secretary at NYC Department of Transportation.

via Petition | Expand the Citibike program to Harlem | Change.org.

QUOTE: Malcolm X “Education is the passport”

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“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”

- Malcolm X

* Malcolm X was born on May 19, 1925.  On February 21, 1965, he was preparing to address the Organization of Afro-American Unity in Manhattan’s Audubon Ballroom when a man who was seated in the front row of the 400-person audience rushed forward and shot him.  Then two other men charged the stage and shot Malcolm X several times.  He was pronounced dead at Columbia Presbyterian Hospital at 3:30 pm.

A Public viewing was held at Harlem’s Unity Funeral Home from February 23 through February 26.  Estimates of the number of mourners attending varied from 14,000 to 30,000.  The funeral was held on February 27 at the Faith Temple of the Church of God in Christ in Harlem.  A local television station broadcast the funeral live.  Actor and activist Ossie Davis delivered the eulogy, where he described Malcolm X as “our shining black prince.”