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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.

The 2013 National Puerto Rican Day Parade June 9th!

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WEPA!!!  This Sunday, June 9th the 2013 National Puerto Rican Day Parade celebrates their 56th annual event held in New York City.  This year will make it the 18th event as a National Organization.

This has become an event for many of us Harlemites to look forward to every year with it’s rich culture, live music and festive celebrations.  The Parade starts at 11am along 5th Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street.  After the Parade finishes the party will continue uptown in East Harlem, West Harlem and all around!  Check your local venues for planned events throughout Harlem honoring Puerto Rican Pride and feel free to post in our “comments” section below, if you would like to promote an event.  Here are 2 different outdoor music events we recently blogged about happening this Sunday  to check out after the parade.

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The 7th Annual Mafrika Music Festival
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Sunday Sermon is Back June 9th in Harlem

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The 2013 Parade this year has been dedicated to Puerto Ricans and Health. The Parade Honorees include:

GRAND MARSHAL
CHITA RIVERA – ACTRESS/DANCER/SINGER
 

HOMETOWN DEDICATION
GUAYANILLA
 

STATE DEDICATION
RHODE ISLAND
 

INTERNATIONAL AMBASSADOR
TONY ORLANDO – SINGER
 

INTERNATIONAL MARSHAL
GEORGE GRESHAM – 1199SEIU
 

INTERNATIONAL GODFATHER
JULIAN GIL – NUESTRA BELLEZA LATINA
 

AMBASSADOR OF GOODWILL
LILIANA AYENDE – UNIVISION 41
 

CIVIC GODMOTHER
DR. MILDRED ALLEN – PUERTO RICAN FAMILY INSTITUTE
 

NATIONAL GODMOTHER
AMBAR – SINGER
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DETAILS – National Puerto Rican Day Parade INFO
 

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Beer Beer Everywhere INCLUDING Harlem’s Bier International

By HarlemGuy

The New York Times recently wrote about a city-wide beer garden craze (there are apparently 54 beer gardens in the city, according to Beer Gardens NYC, a nine-month-old iPhone application dedicated to tracking them).

Among those mentioned:  Hallo Berlin, Radegast Hall, Studio SquareMission DoloresLa BirreriaBohemian Hall and Beer GardenZum SchneiderLoreley Killmeyer’sBerry ParkDogfish Head, ,Bierhaus NYC and Local West.

Notably absent was any mention of our favorite Bier International.   So we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our posts on this incredible destination.

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Beer Beer Everywhere INCLUDING Harlem's Bier International

By HarlemGuy

The New York Times recently wrote about a city-wide beer garden craze (there are apparently 54 beer gardens in the city, according to Beer Gardens NYC, a nine-month-old iPhone application dedicated to tracking them).

Among those mentioned:  Hallo Berlin, Radegast Hall, Studio SquareMission DoloresLa BirreriaBohemian Hall and Beer GardenZum SchneiderLoreley Killmeyer’sBerry ParkDogfish Head, ,Bierhaus NYC and Local West.

Notably absent was any mention of our favorite Bier International.   So we wanted to take this opportunity to share some of our posts on this incredible destination.

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