The Scoop: Good Friday Edition

(Photo Credit: China Daily)

Claudia Schiffer gets her modeling on in New York’s “rejuvenated district”, Harlem. (ChinaDaily)

A successful club owner and a “flapper” are at the center of this Harlem Renaissance-era, interracial love story full of “Blues, booze, black magic, guns and smokin’ lesbians” in a new theatrical production Prove it on Me. (

The Sistahs of Harlem have put together a DIY book that teaches you how to make 25 of their hottest designs and patterns. (AmsterdamNews)

David Beckham and Pele are lending a hand in raising funds for kids’ soccer in Harlem. (ITNOnline)

Those at the helm of the proposed renovation at the famed Apollo Theatre speak about the road that led them there and what their hopes for the future of the Apollo are. (NYT)

A revered Puerto Rican poet who once led sheeps & camels along the streets of Spanish Harlem for Three King’s Day and mounted a hunger strike against the lack of Puerto Rican representation in government is now fighting Alzheimer’s. (NYT)

Were you aware that there is a church of scientology in Harlem? (TheGazette)

Designating more areas of Harlem as landmark status would impact the river-to-river rezoning.(AmsterdamNews)

Ellen Hauer, controller for Harlem’s Lenox Terrace apartment-complex has been charged with stealing over $1 million from tenant accounts to pay her family bills. (NYT)

Viral meningitis and not the flu, as was previously reported, was the condition that caused Rep. Charles Rangel to be hospitalized for nearly a week. (NYDailyNews)

Further details about the East-Harlem building that collapsed earlier this month reveals that many people complained about the impending demise of the structure.(NYT)