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Congratulate the 4 African American MacArthur Fellows Genius Grant recipients

 

Screen Shot 2014-09-22 at 12.49.17 PM The MacArthur Foundation named 21 “extraordinarily creative people” as the 2014 recipients of its annual MacArthur Fellows Program—widely referred to as the “genius” grants.

Four African Americans are among this year’s consortium.

These individuals were nominated by an anonymous and esteemed group of people who are experts in their fields. The fellows had to demonstrate not only that they are brilliant self-starters in their respective professions but also that they are pushing the limits on future work that has “the potential for the fellowship to facilitate subsequent creative work,” the foundation’s site reads.

via 4 Black People Named as Recipients of the 2014 MacArthur Fellowship – The Root.

ARTScape Summer Camp

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Give your child the best summer ever at ARTScape, Harlem School of the Art’s summer camp with 100% parent satisfaction!

Don’t delay, hold your spot online or visit us today (M-F, 10am – 6pm)!

Harlem’s The Maysles Cinema screens Before You Know It tonight

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Tonight at 7:00pm!

A Gay Pride Month Special

Hosted by Harlem Sage and Harlem Pride

Not to be missed!

Before You Know It

PJ Raval, 2013, 110 min.

The subjects of Before You Know It are no ordinary senior citizens. They are go-go booted bar-hoppers, love struck activists, troublemaking baton twirlers, late night Internet cruisers, seasoned renegades and bold adventurers. They are also among the estimated 2.4 million lesbian, gay and bisexual Americans over the age of 55 in the United States, many of whom face heightened levels of discrimination, neglect and exclusion. But Before is not a film about cold statistics and gloomy realities, it’s a film about generational trailblazers who have surmounted prejudice and defied expectation to form communities of strength, renewal and camaraderie-whether these communities be affable senior living facilities, lively activist enclaves or wacky queer bars brimming with glittered trinkets and colorful drag queens.

Dennis is a gentle-hearted widower in his 70s who begins exploring his sexual identity and fondness for dressing in women’s clothing under the name “Dee.” Ty is an impassioned LGBT activist who hears nothing but wedding bells once gay marriage passes in New York. Robert “The Mouth” is a feisty bar owner who presses on when his neighborhood institution comes under threat. Born before the Civil Rights era, these men have witnessed unbelievable change in their lifetimes, from the Stonewall Riots and gay liberation, to the HIV/AIDS pandemic and Queer Nation, to gay marriage and Lady Gaga, and have lived to become part of an unprecedented “out” elder generation. Before focuses on the lives of these three gay seniors, but reminds us that while LGBT elders face a specific set of issues, aging and its challenges are universal. An affirmation of life and human resilience told with a refreshing humor and candor, Before confirms that you are never too old to reshape society.

Q&A with director PJ Raval and subject Ty Martin.

Read an interview with Ty about tonight’s event from www.Harlemfocus.com.

Harlem Real Estate Market Update

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For HarlemCondoLife by Deondra Carter

The Harlem real estate market is off to a strong start. Prices were up by 9.7 percent and an astounding 145 percent in East Harlem compared to last year according to Trulia.com. The huge jump in East Harlem was based on 18 sales within the past year and can be attributed to the increase in townhouses and new condo units that were on the market. As seen throughout Manhattan, low inventory and strong demand continue to push prices north.

Sales in the Harlem market included a diverse mix of condos, co-ops, and townhouses. Within Harlem (including East Harlem and Hamilton Heights) there were 82 condo sales with a median price per square foot of $693 and an average sale price of $540,000. Standout sales numbers were reached at new condo developments such as Saint Anne’s Court at 48 West 138th street and 234 West 148th Street with 20 and 13 sales in the first quarter respectively. Expect to see even higher numbers next quarter when the units at The Adeline at 23 West 116 start to close. There were 44 co-op sales with an average sales price of $227,500. As for townhouses, there were 16 recorded 1-4 family sales with an average sales price of $1,314,433.

Congratulation to all the happy homebuyers and sellers!

For questions or information about this update, contact Deondra Carter, Licensed Real Estate Salesperson at Douglas Elliman Real Estate by email at Deondra.carter@elliman.com