Post Tagged with: "Harlem"

Food, Music, Poetry & People – ‘Nothing Like Indianapolis’

Food, Music, Poetry & People – ‘Nothing Like Indianapolis’

Arriel Vinson, a senior at Indiana University Bloomington, reflects on her eight weeks in New York as part of the Knight CUNY J Summer Internship program.

Sister Patricia Marie Williams. (Photo by Benjamin Parkin, via The Uptowner)

Uncertain Future for Harlem-Based Order of Black Nuns

Black, Manhattan, Religion, Women October 8, 2015 at 4:14 pm

A Harlem convent is struggling to revitalize itself amidst a decline in the nun population, reports The Uptowner.

Yuri's daughter, Audee Kochiyama, sees the draft of the mural in person for the first time. (Photo via Facebook)

A Harlem Mural for Yuri and Malcolm X

African American, East Asian, History, Manhattan July 8, 2016 at 12:59 pm

Community organizers and artists have started painting “From Harlem with Love: A Mural for Yuri and Malcolm X,” a project dedicated to the late civil rights activists, reports Amsterdam News.

Minisink Townhouse (Photo by Jim Henderson via Amsterdam News)

Minisink Celebrates 50 Years in Central Harlem

Manhattan, Social Services August 7, 2015 at 7:12 am

The Minisink Townhouse will celebrate half a century of working to break the cycle of poverty for New Yorkers, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo by Mónica Barnkow via Manhattan Times – find more there)

Community Rallies Behind Harlem Day Care Center

Education, Manhattan June 9, 2015 at 3:47 pm

Supporters of the Nasry Michelen Day Care Center rallied to save it after the city declined to renew its contract, awarding it instead to a much larger entity, reports Manhattan Times. For decades, the current administration has catered to the specific needs of the center’s families, supporters said.

Dozens of fliers like this have been appearing along along First Avenue between 115th and 125th streets. (Photo by Mariela Lombard via El Diario)

Racial Tension: The Other Side of Gentrification

Latino, Manhattan June 8, 2015 at 8:35 pm

The recent appearance of fliers telling white residents to get out of Harlem reveals growing racial tension in El Barrio, El Diario reports.

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#HackHarlem Sparks Ideas

Black, Business, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Technology, Video March 25, 2015 at 3:36 pm

On March 21, #HackHarlem was held for 12 hours to develop ideas for new apps to benefit Harlem.

"The Renny" (Photo via Caribbean Life)

A Bid to Save Harlem’s Historic ‘Renny’

Black, Business, History, Manhattan February 6, 2015 at 2:51 pm

Caribbean Life writes about Harlem’s historic theater complex, The Renny, and moves afoot to save it from demolition.

(Photo via Amsterdam News)

Exhibit Traces History of Black Theater in NYC

Black, Culture, Manhattan December 5, 2014 at 4:28 pm

A revamped version of the “Harlem Is…Theater” exhibition is on display at the Interchurch Center and chronicles the history of Black theater in the city, with an emphasis on Harlem, reports Amsterdam News.

Samuel "Sam" Hargress Jr., owner of Paris Blues. (Photo by Ron Scott via Amsterdam News)

Getting the ‘Paris Blues’ in Harlem

African American, Business, Manhattan November 14, 2014 at 4:45 pm

Harlem bar and jazz club Paris Blues celebrates 45 years as a Harlem institution. Amsterdam News speaks to owner Samuel “Sam” Hargress Jr., who has been there since its opening in 1969.

Immigrants at the Senegalese Association (Photo via The Uptowner)

Harlem’s Little Senegal Loses Residents

African, Immigration, Manhattan October 31, 2014 at 5:54 pm

Rising rents are pushing residents out of the Little Senegal community in Harlem, The Uptowner reports.

Michael Moskowitz will be Old Broadway Synagogue's first rabbi in 14 years. (Photo via The Uptowner)

The Only Living Synagogue in Harlem

Jewish, Manhattan October 24, 2014 at 4:18 pm

Nearly a century since a Jewish community last flourished in Harlem, Old Broadway Synagogue looks to build a promising future, starting with the hiring of its first rabbi in 14 years, reports The Uptowner.

Sculpture of Frederick Douglass by Gabriel Koren, at 110th St. and Frederick Douglass Blvd. (Photo via The Amsterdam News)

Hungarian Sculpts Famous African Americans

African American, Culture, Manhattan October 16, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Hungarian sculptor Gabriel Koren, who has sculpted famous African-American figures, needs financial assistance to complete her commissions, reports Amsterdam News.

(Photo via The Uptowner)

Tepid Response to HIV Prevention Pill in Harlem

Health, Manhattan September 17, 2014 at 5:05 pm

A piece in The Uptowner examines why few patients are taking the HIV-prevention pill Truvada in Harlem and Upper Manhattan, areas that see some of the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in the city.

Gospel in Harlem

Gospel in Harlem

African American, Culture, Featured Posts, Manhattan, Video July 29, 2014 at 1:10 pm

Celebrating Harlem at Harlem Week festivities, a gospel choir performed as audience members sang along.