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Holistic Gem in East Harlem

Strolling through East Harlemlast week I came across a charming spa tucked away on 103rd Street. Curious, as I had not noticed it before, I went in Soluna Holistic Spa, … Continue reading

June 27, 2012

La Perle Noire is Now Island Salad II

We just received some exciting (yet sad) news.  First the bad news: My favorite cafe, La Perle Noire, is closed for good. The good news is that it is reopening … Continue reading

May 9, 2011

The ultimate guide to Yoga in Harlem

Now that your taxes are filed you can breathe a big sigh of relief. Harlem has no shortage of yoga studios to help you out in the breathing department. If … Continue reading

April 8, 2011 · 4 Comments

Harlem’s Supermarket Sweep

A recent article in Crain’s reminded us about a post we wrote a few years ago bemoaning the dire state of Harlem’s supermarkets. In 2009, CNN reporter Soledad O’Brien shocked … Continue reading

April 6, 2011 · 3 Comments

Urban Health Conference in Harlem

February 25, 2011

1st National Urban Health Conference

February 15, 2011

Uptown’s Dirty Little Secrets Exposed

This week we’ve posted about two Harlem restaurants with a history of health code violations that have recently closed. Last week amNY posted an article that zip code 10026 in … Continue reading

February 13, 2011

Uptown Juice Bar is moving

Click  If you follow our Facebook page then you already know that Uptown Juice Bar is moving to a new location on 125th Street. We found out after posting that … Continue reading

January 23, 2011

Fall Harvest in Harlem

On a crisp Saturday morning in November, the fall colors were at their peak. I found myself in search of root vegetables and fixings for warm autumn dishes. That lead … Continue reading

November 21, 2010

Harlem Week: NYC Senior’s Day Expo

August 5, 2010

Shannon Tavarez Donor Drive at Harlem School of the Arts

Shannon Tavarez, Broadway’s Young Nala in “The Lion King”, has been living with AML Leukemia since being diagnosed in April. Shannon has been fighting her cancer with daily chemo treatments … Continue reading

August 3, 2010

37th Annual Skyscraper Cycling Classic

Amateurs and Olympians alike will descend upon Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park on Father’s Day, June 20 to compete in the 37th annual Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic presented by Rockstar Games. … Continue reading

June 20, 2010

Annual Real Men Can Cook Celebration

June 11, 2010

Wild Olive

Wild Olive Market is getting closer to opening their doors. The organic grocer projects it should be open in the next two weeks. It will be nice to have yet another … Continue reading

March 31, 2010

Harlem Hip Hop Stroke

“F” is for the Face “A” is for the Arm “S” is for the Speech “T” is for the Time Time to do what? “Call 911!” Time to do what? … Continue reading

December 18, 2009

Health Department Announces Launch of NYC FluLine

Starting Thursday, New Yorkers with symptoms of influenza can consult a nurse by calling 311 As part of a continued effort to prepare for the peak of influenza season, the … Continue reading

November 20, 2009

Free bikes change lives in Harlem

By: Housing Works If you live in Harlem, you might see Joe C* riding by on his bicycle. He bikes seven days a week from his home at Stand Up … Continue reading

November 19, 2009

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run and NYC Family Health Walk-A-Thon

August 21, 2009

Percy Sutton Harlem 5K Run

August 8, 2009 · 1 Comment

Harlem Week Health Fair and Expo

New York City Health Fair & Expo W. 135th St. (Btwn. Malcolm X & A.C. Powell, Jr. Blvds.) Sunday, August 16th 11:00 A.M. – 7:00 P.M. FREE The two-day outdoor … Continue reading

August 7, 2009 · 1 Comment

Fresh food can be found uptown

With all the attention given to Harlem in regards to the lack  of  fresh food available, it is good to know that the new Whole Foods is only one month … Continue reading

July 27, 2009 · 4 Comments

What Happened to “So I Joined Bootcamp”

Editor’s Note:  The following post has been sitting around for a number of months. I finally decided to publish it because it is something others can relate to and maybe … Continue reading

July 14, 2009 · 2 Comments

Free Testing Services

In recognition of NATIONAL HIV TESTING DAY a FREE health clinic that will include HIV, STD, TB, and Hepatitis Testing Services will be available. President Obama’s three health care principles … Continue reading

June 22, 2009

Men’s Health Forum at the Apollo

June 17, 2009

Jasima Upbeat After Bone Marrow Transplant

As a follow up to posts asking readers to come out and for the bone marrow drives. Thank you to all who heeded our call to action. Cancer-stricken Jasmina Anema … Continue reading

June 12, 2009

Four East Harlem Schools Closed due to Swine Flu

According to ABC News four East Harlem schools will be closed starting Friday, May 29th through Wednesday, June 3rd because the high number of students exhibiting symptoms of the Swine Flu. … Continue reading

May 28, 2009

HCZ and Mentoring USA promote healthy lifestyles

As a part of the Harlem 100 Days of Peace and Purpose campaign, Mentoring USA and the Harlem Children’s Zone co-sponsored a healthy lifestyles event entitled: Together We Serve.” The … Continue reading

May 26, 2009 · 1 Comment

Op-Ed: Oh No We Can’t

Why The CAN DO Act Promotes Psychiatric Racism and Why It Must Be Stopped Since at least the days of physician Samuel A. Cartwright, who in 1851 claimed that slaves … Continue reading

May 18, 2009 · 14 Comments

Free Health Fair


April 18, 2009

Rally for Health on Saturday

Organized by New Yorkers for Change. Co-Sponsored by Brooklyn for Barack, Harlem 4Change, Healthcare Equality Project, Health Care for All New York, The Institute for Puerto Rican and Hispanic Elderly, Metro … Continue reading

April 3, 2009

That Stinks! Smokers watch their cash go up in smoke

As of yesterday cigarettes in New York City have topped out at $10.00 a pack. A federal tax is now $1.01 per pack, more than double the previous tax. That … Continue reading

April 2, 2009 · 2 Comments

City’s Public Hospital System to Cut Jobs and Programs

A mental health day-treatment program for 300 adults at Harlem Hospital Center is among the services that will be eliminated to save money. City’s Public Hospital System to Cut Jobs … Continue reading

March 22, 2009

Women’s Wellness Seminars

February 26, 2009

So I Joined Bootcamp: Week 3

Well it’s the end of Week 3. Hooray for me! But this third week has an asterisk attached to it. I got terribly sick this week and I missed out … Continue reading

January 30, 2009 · 2 Comments

So I Joined Boot Camp

No, not the Army. The exercise program. Last week we posted  some beginning-of-the-year discounts that different gyms in Harlem were offering. At the time I was playing around with an … Continue reading

January 14, 2009 · 7 Comments

Getting Fit in Harlem in 2009

What is it about entering the new year that encourages people to get on the health train? Perhaps it is the concept of turning a new page? This time of … Continue reading

January 2, 2009 · 3 Comments

Butter by Keba

A few weeks ago I attended an event in East Harlem where Makeba Lloyd, owner of Butter by Keba was demonstrating her products. I was drawn to her table by … Continue reading

December 12, 2008

Cribs for Low-Income Families in Harlem

Did you know that the Health Department Program Helps Prevent Infant Deaths by Providing Cribs to Low-Income Families? New Yorkers can give a crib to a family in need by … Continue reading

December 11, 2008

The Truth About Sex and the City

According to an article that appeared in Newsday, many of you are having sex with multiple partners but only 40% of you are using a condom every time. For shame! … Continue reading

December 1, 2008 · 1 Comment

New Memorial for 20th Annual World AIDS Day

Over the weekend I wrote a post reflecting on the AIDS quilt that used to make tours around the country before being unfurled on the National Mall in Washington, DC.  Today, … Continue reading

December 1, 2008

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