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Charlie Rangel Election Fight Amid Ethics Rap

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Embattled Rep. Charles Rangel prevailed in a crowded Democratic primary Tuesday, with voters in his New York City district signaling ...

Dreamgirls Gets a Facelift

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

From the very first beats of Henry Krieger's score, the new staging of Dreamgirls roars out of the opening gate and never slows down.

The Faithful Shopper: September Values

Faith Hope Consolo | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Faith Hope Consolo

Being a fashionista need not entail a multimillion-dollar fortune. Style comes at all price points, and our Labor Day edition will focus on some of the more affordable stores in the city.

Phenomenally Yours: A Sit-Down With Dr. Maya Angelou

Cheryl Wills | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Cheryl Wills

When I walked into her plush, brightly decorated Harlem brownstone on a hot day last month, Dr. Maya Angelou was seated on a fire-engine-red chair and was the picture of health.

Harlem Hosts Annual Street Baptism

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

United House of Prayer for All People in Harlem lead its annual street baptism yesterday, a tradition dating back to 1937. Offered once a year, th...

Saluting the Met's Gay Gala!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Henry Adams

Few places are as influential as art museums. Filled with revered treasures, they help to define for us notions of beauty and significance that can transform our lives.

Harlem Hardly Pleases At Siren Festival

Beatrice Rothbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Beatrice Rothbaum

Harlem wasted no time after sauntering onto Siren's Stillwell Stage one minute before 5:30--they grabbed their instruments, belched out a few test-r...

At a School Where a Student Drowned, More Than One Lesson to Be Learned

Sarah Garland | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Sarah Garland

Four years ago, at an open house for his new middle school, I met Jose Maldonado, the New York City principal who may be put on probation after one of his students drowned on a field trip.

An Open Letter to St. Nicholas Place

Christopher Herz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Christopher Herz

The Last Block in Harlem is a reflection of every block in the world. If you look hard enough at the concrete under your feet, you will feel it seeping through.

Hot Summer Fun in Harlem

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

Sometimes when the temperature climbs to such an extent that it's impossible to beat the heat, the only alternative is to give in and accept reality. ...

Sign Up To Cover Concerts This Week: Wolf Parade, Caribou, Siren Music Festival, Konono No.1

Zara Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Zara Golden

Huffington Post continues its local coverage with the help of our Citizen Journalism Unit. To join the local reporting team and receive advance assi...

Stewardship Report Endorses and Fetes First Two Candidates for N.Y.S. Assembly

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jim Luce

The just-launched Jim Luce Stewardship Report has just endorsed its first two candidates for the New York State Assembly -- and is throwing a party to...

Charles Ogletree: Sharpton Is Obama Link To The Streets

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — The Rev. Al Sharpton is a "lightning rod" for President Barack Obama on inner city streets, Obama's former Harvard mentor and friend ...

Apollo Theater Benefit Concert Honors Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Harlem's iconic Apollo Theater inducted Aretha Franklin and the late Michael Jackson into its Hall of Fame last night at the Apollo Benefit Concert an...

Funding Cut Results in Harlem School of the Arts Shutting Down

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michelle Edgar

The Harlem School of the Arts has been teaching local children everything from music to dance to theater to visual arts for decades and was one of New...

Adam Clayton Powell IV To Challenge Charlie Rangel For Harlem Seat

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Adam Clayton Powell IV, a state assemblyman and son of a legendary New York political figure, announced Monday he would seek the seat...

Everybody's Talking About Food

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

As a child I was unaware that the process of cooking and using food in the way we did at my grandmother's house in a small industrial city in Sweden would become completely chic and modern in New York City 30 years later.

Scouting a Crypt

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

Nothing beats days when you're asked to scout something as unusual as a crypt.

Homo-Harlem: Learning How to be Gay from Movies

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Michael Henry Adams

Yesterday, I saw the season's gay hit move of the summer, Sex in the City II, which has received such bad reviews, but my friends and I quite enjoyed ...

Holy Toledo and Target Too!

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Michael Henry Adams

Is it possible to fall in love and to stay in love? Is happiness an illusory phantom? Does nothing last? It must be the time of year that prompts su...

A Guide to Being Guided

Megan Doherty | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Megan Doherty

Most New York City walking tour attendees are alert, interested and interesting people genuinely keen to learn. They don't know they're acting like a**holes. No one has taken the time to tell them.

Ford Foundation Giving $100M In Arts Grants

AP | ULA ILNYTZKY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

NEW YORK — Artists and arts organizations nationwide are getting help with creating projects and spaces for performance, exhibition and other pu...

The F Word: For Poor, America's a Sinking Ship

Laura Flanders | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Laura Flanders

Last week in New York authorities announced that at Harlem Hospital Center, the largest health facility in that historic neighborhood, doctors had fai...

Harlem Rocks

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Henry Adams

"Wow, recession or not, Harlem's bouncing back and racing forward!" commented a friend the other afternoon.

Culture Zohn: Happy Summer Culture

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2010-05-27-outsidepull.jpg If ever there was an argument against the pig-headedness and jingoistic behavior of Arizona, Ellis Island and the Hispanic Society would be it.