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History Hike

History Hike

Enjoy an exciting and informative hike as the parks department discusses the history of New York City’s oldest bridge, reservoir, and water tower as well as the natural history and wildlife of northern Manhattan. Date: March 12, 2011 Start time: 12:00 pm Contact phone: (212) 304-3401 Location: West 174 Street and Amsterdam Avenue (in Highbridge … Continue reading

East Harlem’s Vinyl Wine featured in Edible Manhattan

East Harlem’s Vinyl Wine featured in Edible Manhattan

Ed. Note: Reposted with permission from Gloria Dawson of East Harlem NYC By Gloria Dawson East Harlem has been in desperate need of a good wine shop for some time, and this past summer we finally got one — Vinyl Wine. After checking out the store’s great selection and awesome vibe, I thought the shop, … Continue reading

Weekend Guide to Harlem

Outdoor Arts at Riverbank State Park Friday through Sunday and Thursday at 7:30 p.m., the Pulse Ensemble Theater will perform Shakespeare’s “Macbeth,” set in contemporary Afghanistan, in the amphitheater on Thursdays through Sundays through Aug. 28; pulseensembletheatre.org; reachable from Riverside Drive and 145th Street, Manhattan ; free. African Diaspora Summer Film Series Thirteen films will … Continue reading

Delivering free bike helmets

How many times have you watched a bicycle delivery person recklessly swerve in and out of traffic at break-neck speeds without a helmet or any other type of protection? Not only are they putting their life  at risk, but they also breaking the law. On Thursday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 4 pm commercial delivery … Continue reading

What’s happening uptown this weekend?

Morris-Jumel Mansion Saturday at 11 a.m., a family picnic concert with the singer-songwriter Emily Hope Price; spectators are encouraged to take along a picnic lunch; $15, free for children under 12. The house, the headquarters for George Washington during the fall of 1776, is open Wednesdays through Sundays, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 65 Jumel … Continue reading

Harlem’s Happening

PEDRO MARTINEZ PROJECT (Saturday) Since arriving in the United States at the end of the 1990s, the Cuban percussionist Pedro Martinez has been all over the place, putting rumba and guaguancó into the weave of all kinds of groups. But when his drums, singing and writing are the focus – as is the case in … Continue reading

Jazz festivals in and around Harlem

Ambrose Akinmusire, who plays the CareFusion Jazz Festival. Here are shows recommended by the jazz writers of The New York Times. PEDRO MARTINEZ PROJECT (June 26) Since arriving in the United States at the end of the 1990s, the Cuban percussionist Pedro Martinez has been all over the place, putting rumba and guaguancó into the … Continue reading

Inwood Astronomy Programs

Saturday, May 22, 2010 8:30 p.m.–10:30 p.m. This event repeats every week on Saturday between 3/20/2010 and 12/25/2010. Every Saturday (weather permitting), Northern Manhattan Parks and the Inwood Astronomy Project will offer free star and planet gazing in Inwood Hill Park. These free, family-friendly events aim to spread the joys of the evening sky, and … Continue reading

Narmer’s Newsstand

City Is Held in Contempt on Loitering [NYT] Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer signs immigration law 124 years after great-grandmother’s journey [DN] Charter fan mulls run vs. Perkins[NYP] Housing Subsidy Has High-Profile Foe [NYT] Newest schools at a loss for space after judge stops school closings [DN] Congress approves referendum on future of Puerto Rico [USATODAY] Black … Continue reading

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Dorothy I. Height, founding matriarch of civil rights movement, dies at 98 [WASHINGTON POST] FDA may regulate salt in processed foods [NYP] Lead Poisoning, a Stubborn Nemesis [NYT] A Pastor’s Job Offers Become a Curse [NYT] Celebrated Harlem Music School In Danger Of Closing For Good [WPIX] Museum for African Art Announces April 2011 Opening … Continue reading

Uptown development continues in Morningside Heights

88 Morningside, a 12-story, 73-unit building at Morningside Ave. and W. 122nd St., has a rooftop garden with views of the entire park and the city to the north and south. The building will offer 47 one-bedrooms, 17 two-bedrooms and nine three-bedrooms. Prices for one-bedrooms start at $355,000, with three-bedrooms starting at $775,000. Finishes and … Continue reading

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A Rise in Violent Crime Evokes City’s Unruly Past [NYT] Notre Dame Has First Black Valedictorian [NBC] From Washington Heights To Battery Park [COURANT} East Harlem picks up after dogs and owners too [EXAMINER] Street Dreams Concert [HIPHOPPRESS] Son of Former Congressman Enters Race to Take Rangel’s House Seat [NYT] Plan Would Require Homeless to … Continue reading

What’s Happening Uptown

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO Through April 24, Gilbert & Sullivan’s “Gondoliers,” presented by the Blue Hill Troupe. Performances this weekend: Friday at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday at 3 p.m.; tickets, $25 to $65, with proceeds to benefit New York Foundling, a child welfare agency. Backstage tours for those 6 to 12 will be … Continue reading

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Harlem as Black Capital of America will soon be a memory [[TAMPABAY] Thousands May Lose Rental Vouchers[NYT] City Will Stop Paying the Poor for Good Behavior [NYT] Studio Museum in Harlem Opens Three New Exhibitions [ARTDAILY] Tax Files Show Harlem Art School’s Path to Ruin[NYT]

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Parks Officials Consider Cuts to Public Pools [WNYC] Activists and officials prescribe new ways to travel around the city. [CITYLIMITS] The Nourishing Kitchen of New York City will be hosting an Earth Day Celebration in East Harlem on April 22nd. [PR] Free Advice on Money for Those With Little [NYT] For the cigarette industry, the menthol … Continue reading

Sunday Night Jazz at 67 Orange

67 Orange Street 2082 Frederick Douglass Blvd at 113th St Date: Sun, Mar 28th Time: 4:05am Cost: Free Sunday Night Jazz 67 Orange Street is named for the last known location where Almack’s – one of the first black owned speakeasies of the prohibition era – once stood. Owner Karl Franz Williams brings the vibrant … Continue reading

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For Drug Users, Coalition Serves as Voice in Albany[NYT] Despite Much Rezoning, Scant Change in Residential Capacity [NYT] Transit Agency Approves Cuts, and More Bad News Looms [NYT] Future dreams – a neighborhood’s hope for the Sherman Creek Esplanade [MT] 5 Notable women of the past and present (special series part 7): Comic Jackie “Moms” Mabley … Continue reading

NY Times weekend events – uptown edition

MUSEUM OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK Saturday at 3 p.m., “Ladies Singing the Blues: A Tribute to Blues in New York City,” a performance featuring the singer Ghanniyya Greene, in celebration of Women’s History Month. Through May 16, “Charles Addams’s New York,” featuring works by that cartoonist for The New Yorker. Museum hours: Tuesdays … Continue reading

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Bees in the City? New York May Let the Hives Come Out of Hiding [NYT] Yoga License Rebellion May Soon Claim Victory [NYT] City’s Public Housing Agency Gets $305 Million in Aid [NYT] With politicians dropping like flies, New Yorkers need leaders they can be proud of[NYDN] Teenage Girls Explore Their Lives Through a Camera’s … Continue reading

First of spring: Weekend events

AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY Saturday, 1 to 5:30 p.m. and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m., New York’s Latino communities are explored with “From the Motherlands to El Barrio: New York’s Latino Immigrant Experience.” Highlights include “Holding Up the Sky,” a Mayan creation story by the Coatlicue Theater Company; Afro-Puerto Rican bomba and plena music … Continue reading

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Mayor: Tax sugary drinks [NYP] Scandal-tainted Rep. Charles Rangel returns home to warm welcome from supporters [DN] New poll: African Americans need less time to sleep [SUNTIMES] The fall of the Harlem Club [INDEPENDENT] Trying Times for Father of New York’s Governor [NYT] ‘Drowning in Alzheimer’s’: Minorities struggle with dementia Risk not considered genetic but … Continue reading

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Police Announce Parade Crackdown [CR] Counting Prisoners: The Population Politics of the Census [NYC] Appeal notice filed in closely-watched Harlem ILSA case [REALDEAL] Inside a Divided Upper East Side Public School: Whites in the front door, blacks in the back door[VOICE] Advocates Believe New York May Be Next to Legalize Medical Marijuana [[WNYC] Allies Turning on … Continue reading

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Fewer Black Students Attend City’s Top Public Schools[GOTHAMIST] Rabbi Bernard Lander, the Founder of Touro College, Is Dead at 94 [NYT] Three charter schools expected to receive millions in city money, Education Dept. plan shows [DN] Tax refunds could be a waity matter [NYP] An Elite Squadron, Before It Was Airborne [NYT] Closings loom for … Continue reading

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ICU patients at Harlem’s North General Hospital 4 times more likely to get deadly infection: report [DN] Despite recent stabbing, crime down in Harlem [CS] Harlem’s 125th Street is now considered one of the great streets in the United States [SPX] New Play Puts an Old Face on Race [NYT] Riverton Houses in Harlem to … Continue reading

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Report: Most Low-Wage Workers Are Cheated of Pay [CR] Harlem Hip-Hop Tours (H3 Tours) and HOT 97 have teamed up to provide the HOT 97 Experience Tour  [24-7] Wyclef Jean Talks About Haiti Relief Efforts in NY [ABC] Inmates’ Stock Is Rising in Albany District Fight [NYT] Real Estate Is Top Giver to Cuomo Campaign [CR]

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The Lost Boys of Tryon: Inside New York’s most infamous juvenile prison  [NYM] Buying Power of African American Consumers Approaching $1 Trillion in 2010 [UM] Harlem’s famed Sylvia’s soul food joint to begin home delivery in February [DN] Ruling Could Mean Lower Rents for 300,000 Tenants [CR] Large High Schools in the City Are Taking Hard … Continue reading

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Officials Hid Truth About Immigrant Deaths in Jail [NYT] New York’s premier frymaster Charles Gabriel totes skillets down from Harlem for Fried Chicken Fridays [NYMAG] Less Salt, Please, the City Asks [CR] James Kriegsmann Jr. continues the legacy of his father, who photographed black entertainers when many others would not. [NYT] [CR] Virtual Coin Toss Lets Football Fans Watch … Continue reading

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Thompson to Run for Mayor in 2013 [NYT] City Ignoring Law on Class Sizes, Suit Says [NYT] Voting System to Finally Join Electronic Age [NYT] Three Kings Day Parade in East Harlem a Colorful Occasion [EPOCH] Who Has the Right to Say What’s Blight? Bill Perkins vs. ESDC Darling [OBSERVER] Netflix Bends To Warner Bros., … Continue reading

What’s on exhibit in Harlem?

EL MUSEO DEL BARRIO: ‘NEXUS NEW YORK: LATIN/AMERICAN ARTISTS IN THE MODERN METROPOLIS,’ through Feb. 28. A bright light at the top of Museum Mile, the city’s premier Latino art center has reopened after a makeover with a dense, episodic and absorbing visual history of the Latino art presence in New York in the first … Continue reading

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No longer black majority, Harlem is in transition [NYT] Justice Takes No Holiday in Room 129 at a Manhattan Court [NYT] Banks Roll Out New Check Card Fees [WSJ] How Visa, using card fees, dominates a market [NYT] Bodegas, barbershops dealing sweet liquor punch ‘Nutcrackers’ to city teens [DN] Dominic Carter has hit rock bottom. … Continue reading

Percy Sutton Funeral at Riverside Church

The memorial service for the late Percy Ellis Sutton, prominent civil rights, political and business pioneer, will take place at The Riverside Church on Wednesday, January 6, 2009 at Riverside Church. The event is open to the public. The Rev. Robert B. Coleman, chief program minister of The Riverside Church will lead the service, which will include the eulogy … Continue reading

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As Gov. David A. Paterson attempts to raise his stature in preparation for his election run next year, some of his close supporters are saying that people should stop calling him by his first name, saying it diminishes him and fails to reflect the prestige of the office he holds. [NYT] In Harlem, Reflections on … Continue reading