Giant 'H' to Light up 125th Street in West Harlem This Summer

Monday, June 23, 2014

HARLEM — You can't spell Harlem without an "H."

Starting June 25, the letter will be easy to spot uptown when artist Bentley Meeker installs a 66-foot wide and 35-foot high lighted 'H' from the Riverside Drive Viaduct at 125th Street and 12th Avenue.

"I know people love the idea of Harlem but they are scared of the actuality. I want to show people this is an awesome place," said Meeker, a long-time Harlem resident who said he loves the culture, diversity and history of the neighborhood.

Residents Concerned About 'Collateral Damage' to Harlem Youth in Gang Sweep

Friday, June 6, 2014

By Jeff Mays DNAinfo

HARLEM — While many of her neighbors were relieved by the roundup of more than 100 suspected gang members who police and prosecutors say terrorized the Grant and Manhattanville Houses with back-and-forth shootings for years, Katherine Fort was furious.

Police had entered her apartment early Wednesday morning looking for her 20-year-old son, Isaac Waterman, who was charged with conspiracy for his alleged involvement with the Make it Happen Boys, a gang from Manhattanville Houses.

Mount Morris Park House Tour Celebrates 25 Years

Friday, June 6, 2014

By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo

Mount Morris Park residents open their doors for 25th annual house tour

Thursday, June 5, 2014


How Sweet it is at Harlem’s ‘Sugar Metropolis’

Thursday, June 5, 2014

BY TANYANIKA SAMUELS - Wall Street Journal Blogs

In an art space in Harlem’s Sugar Hill historic district, a whimsical miniature city is taking shape in the skillful hands of Irish sculptors Brendan Jamison and Mark Revels. Their medium of choice: 250,000 sugar cubes.

The stark white installation titled “Sugar Metropolis” conjures a futuristic city of elaborate towers, a stately bridge and mountains, even a winding river. Perhaps the sweetest element of the endeavor, however, is that viewers are invited to help with construction.

Pharrell Williams takes Harlem to school at the Apollo

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

By Hardeep Phull -- NY Post

Locals to discuss turning former Harlem trash facility into a community hub

Wednesday, June 4, 2014


Investors scarce to relocate Harlem’s iconic Lenox Lounge

Monday, May 26, 2014

As Nobu co-founder Richie Notar prepares to launch an eagerly awaited new music club at the former Lenox Lounge site, a plan for the original fabled jazz venue to relocate two blocks north appears stalled.

Alvin Reed, who ran the beloved Harlem nightclub at 288 Lenox Ave. for 26 years, told Realty Check, “We’re kind of close to running out of funds. We’re looking for more investors.”

Select Bus Service Comes to 125th Street

Sunday, May 25, 2014

The wait for select bus service along 125th Street is over.

The line arrives in Manhattan today. The route runs from 106th and Broadway across 125th Street and on to LaGuardia Airport.

Transit officials say the dedicated bus lanes and kiosks where riders pay in advance should improve service along the notoriously slow M60 route.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority hoped to start the service sooner, but put those plans on hold in the face of community opposition last summer.