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Bringing Local Food Vendors to East Harlem's Historic Open Market  

Debra Stein | Posted 05.02.2016 | New York
Debra Stein

The Street Vendor Project provides legal representation, loans, training and support to thousands of vendors in New York City and is part of the Urban Justice Center, a nonprofit that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers.

'WE LIVE HERE': How the NYPD Turned a Shrine into An Occupation

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 04.01.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

If another gang raid is in the works, it's unlikely to help a situation where young people are surrounded by violence, poverty and police surveillance. In fact, it's just part of a cycle that keeps unfolding on both ends of Harlem.

Suspect Nabbed In Viral Video Attack On Chinese Food Delivery Man

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 02.23.2016 | Crime

The teen who allegedly attacked a Chinese food delivery man in a viral video has been caught, the New York City Police Department told The Huffington ...

Fighting Mayor de Blasio's 'Luxury Housing' Plan

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 02.05.2016 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

Earlier this month New York city council speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito co-hosted her final community meeting for residents of Spanish Harlem concerned about the city's housing plans.

The Faithful Shopper: New Year, New Stores

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 12.30.2015 | New York
Read More: Champagne, 2016, Happy New Year, Times Square, Madison Avenue, Sonia Rykiel, 816 Madison Ave, Paris, France, Ready-to-Wear Collections, Fur, Leather, Shoes, Children's Lines, Julie De Libran, 935 Madison Avenue, Italy, Milan, Pope, United States, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Intermix, Moda Operandi, Neiman Marcus, Net-a-Porter, Saks, Shopbop, Moynat, Faith Hope Consolo, New York Fashion Week, February, Dover Street Market, Apple, Mac, Iphone, Macbook, Ipad, Jimmy Choo, 699 Madison Avenue, Hermès, Isabel Marant, 23 East 67th Street, The Row, 17 East 71st Street, Ashley Olsen, Full House, Mary-Kate Olsen, Midtown, Saks OFF 5TH, Billionaires Row, Millionaires Row, 135 East 57th Street, Saks Fifth Avenue, Discount Designer Handbags, Dresses, Tower 57, Brookfield Place, Target, 255 Greenwich Street, Tribeca, East Harlem, Westfield World Trade Center, World Trade Center, 7 WTC, Oculus, Santiago Calatrava, 3 World Trade Center, 4 World Trade Center, Aesop, Aldo, The Art of Shaving, Banana Republic, Beer Table, Breitling, Camper, Caudalie, Charles Tyrwhitt, Cole Haan, Cos, Crabtree & Evelyn, Designer Eyes, Dune London, Eataly, Edward Beiner, Epicerie Boulud, Fika, Folli Follie, Fossil, Hugo Boss, Joe Coffee, John Barrett Salon, John Varvatos, Kate Spade New York, Kiehl's, Kiko Milano, L'Occitane, La Colombe, Lacoste, Links of London, LK Bennett, London Jewelers, Longines, Lore Wine & Spirits, M.a.C, Market Lane (Previously Known as Jones the Grocer), Michael Kors, K. Minamoto, Montblanc, Nobletree Coffee, NuNu Chocolates, Pandora, Penhaglion's, Reiss, Rituals Cosmetics, Sephora, Stuart Weitzman, Swatch, Thomas Sabo, Tissot, True Religion, Turnbull & Asser, Under Armour, Une De 50, Victoria's Secret, Victoria's Secret Beauty, Vince Camuto, & Other Stories, Aquazzura, Matchesfashion, New York News
Faith Hope Consolo

It's time to pop the champagne and celebrate the new shopping landscape that is on the horizon in 2016.

This Exciting Program Moves Struggling Students to the Head of the Class

NationSwell | Posted 12.10.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

The statistics are troubling. Only about 16 percent of students in Harlem pass the New York State English Language Arts exam. And just 31 percent of children across New York City pass it. But one group is changing that.

A War Up in Spanish Harlem

Josmar Trujillo | Posted 10.22.2015 | New York
Josmar Trujillo

There is no love lost between some communities in New York and the NYPD. There won't be a tremendous amount tears shed or moments of silence. Some will ask where this outpouring of grief from authorities was when cops had been the perpetrators and not the victims of violence.

A Different Kind Of Public Art Stands Out In Harlem And The Bronx

Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts
Jaime Rojo & Steven Harrington

Some of these new murals are definitely monumental. As are some of the social ills addressed by themes such as immigration and the world refugee crisi...

Pope Urges Immigrants, East Harlem Children To 'Keep Dreaming'

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 09.25.2015 | Religion

Pope Francis arrived at a school in New York's East Harlem on Friday to chants of "Holy Father, we love you!" The children sang the "Prayer of St. Fra...

There Is a Pope in Spanish Harlem

Eddie Parsons | Posted 09.24.2015 | New York
Eddie Parsons

The Pope is scheduled to visit a school across the street from my apartment in East Harlem. In the build up to this historic presence, I have witnessed reporters from various forms of media ascend upon my block like locusts harkening a plague.

The Danger of Drug Scares: Why It's Time to Turn Down the K2 Hysteria

Julie Netherland | Posted 09.09.2015 | New York
Julie Netherland

The K2 drug scare has become inextricably linked to the East Harlem's homelessness problem, particularly to the corner of 125th and Lexington, which has long had a significant population of homeless people and is also the site of increasing gentrification.

East Harlem Awaits Pope's Visit To Our Lady Queen Of Angels School

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 08.13.2015 | Religion

NEW YORK -- Millions are expected to flock to the East Coast in the hope of seeing Pope Francis during his September visit to the U.S. Whether through...

The Prescription for a Healthy Life: A Helpful Neighbor

NationSwell | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
NationSwell

In 2013, the New York City Health Department declared a diabetes epidemic in the city. The number of people who had contracted the disease had more th...

Albany Gets "F" for Failing to Protect Tenants

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 06.17.2016 | New York
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

This week's expiration of rent regulations shows just how anti-tenant the state legislature remains, putting over one million apartments at risk for unreasonable rate increases.

Meet the Harlem Native Who Is on a Mission to End Poverty in America

NationSwell | Posted 06.07.2016 | Impact
NationSwell

The East Harlem headquarters of Single Stop, the nonprofit that Mason helped establish seven years ago, invites at-risk Americans from all walks of life to pay a visit. There, representatives demystify the labyrinthine process of accessing aid.

NYC Housing: A Clear and Present Danger

Michael Shank, Ph.D. | Posted 05.28.2015 | New York
Michael Shank, Ph.D.

For all emergency conditions, especially when we don't have heat and hot water in the winter, HPD should improve their response: inspectors must be dispatched in less than 24 hours and must notify landlords of the violation immediately and the requirement to make the repair within 24 hours; fine owners when the repair is not made within 24 hours.

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Four: Low-Income Housing

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.07.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Yorkville and East Harlem already have some of the worst pollution and highest asthma rates in the city, and now 100 to 500 extra diesel trucks are going to roar through an entirely residential neighborhood to dump their loads in a stinking, two acre, heavy-duty industrial facility in front of public housing.

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Three: Education

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.05.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Children are far more sensitive to pollutants than adults. That's why hundreds of doctors signed a petition urging first Bloomberg and now de Blasio not to build a massive garbage site next to an athletic center in Manhattan used by 34,000 city kids.

Commemorating the Lives of Italian-American, Non-Traditional Social Workers, From East Harlem

Joseph LoGiudice | Posted 07.01.2014 | New York
Joseph LoGiudice

The Pascales are the few people who can light that flame of hope through their beautiful and touching stories, especially during this grim time of capitalism that overshadows individuals' basic rights and needs.

Power of Organizing Rooted in Participatory Action Research

Donna Nevel | Posted 05.27.2014 | Education
Donna Nevel

El Museo del Barrio offered a warm, welcoming space consistent with the spirit of the day. Working with social justice oriented childcare and interpretation collectives and community food cooperatives contributed to an inclusive and participatory event that celebrated the strengths of the many communities that were there.

What Happens After A Collapse?

Colorlines | Posted 03.24.2014 | Black Voices

On March 12, 2014, my father forwarded a New York Times article with the headline “At Least 2 Killed in East Harlem Building Collapse.” A brief no...

Our Aging and Dangerous Urban Infrastructure

Steven Cohen | Posted 05.17.2014 | Politics
Steven Cohen

This is not a problem limited to New York City, but one that is seen throughout the United States. In many cities of the "Rust Belt", the infrastructure crisis has been a fact of life for decades.

Politicians React To Harlem Explosion

The Huffington Post | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Two buildings in Manhattan's East Harlem neighborhood collapsed around 9:30 a.m on Wednesday following a massive explosion that left at least two peop...

Multiple Deaths Reported After Harlem Building Collapse

Posted 03.13.2014 | Crime

Two buildings collapsed in East Harlem on Wednesday morning after a massive explosion, leaving at least six people dead. The buildings, which colla...

East Harlem Tables: Food and Italian Immigrant Cultures

Fabio Parasecoli | Posted 05.05.2014 | Taste
Fabio Parasecoli

When friends visit NYC from out of town, we often end up taking a stroll through Manhattan's Little Italy. Although they have seen it in movies and in TV shows, they tend to have a limited sense of how and why immigrants moved between different neighborhoods over time.