Select Bus Service to Launch on 125th Street in May

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

By Jeff Mays, DNAinfo

HARLEM — The harsh winter delayed the launch of Select Bus Service on 125th Street but the controversial service is slated to run from May 25, according to the Department of Transportation.

The service was supposed to launch in April but was delayed because of bad weather, according to DOT spokesman Nicholas Mosquera.

"[T]he very harsh winter had an impact on DOT scheduling, as it did on many city agencies, and we proceeded with the project as soon as resources and materials allowed," said Mosquera.

Carter’s Inks Deal for First Manhattan Store

Monday, April 28, 2014

BY AL BARBARINO. Commercial Observer

Baby clothing shop Carter’s has inked a 4,211-square foot retail lease at 215 West 125th Street in Harlem and expects to open in July, Commercial Observer has learned.

The location, between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevards, features more than 40 feet of frontage and gives the retailer, which has existing stores in Brooklyn and Queens, its first Manhattan outpost.

Harlem Political Leader Basil Paterson Dead at 87

Monday, April 21, 2014

By Jeff Mays

HARLEM — Basil Paterson, a Harlem political leader and the father of New York's first African-American governor, David Paterson, died Wednesday evening.

Paterson's family did not release a cause of death for the 87-year-old, saying he died at approximately 10 p.m. at Mt. Sinai Hospital.

Diversity in motion: Dance Theatre of Harlem turns 45

Friday, April 18, 2014

By ALEXANDRA VILLARREAL  Spectator Senior Staff Writer
Beside a lively basketball court, a dancer looms over New York City’s skyline. He leaps suspended in a pas de chat, his legs like a diamond and his arms pushing into infinity. Confidently and triumphantly, this emblem sits atop the studios of Dance Theatre of Harlem, which host a vanguard that is devoted to breaking down barriers in ballet.

Three NYPD precincts in Upper West Side and Harlem tapped to get new commanders

Thursday, April 3, 2014

 BY Jan Ransom And Simone Weichselbaum

Fresh faces are headed for three uptown police precincts — a day after northern Manhattanites publicly bemoaned the loss of more than half of their commanders in a vast NYPD shakeup.

Police sources identified three of the new bosses tapped to lead officers throughout the Upper West Side and Harlem. The cop slated to monitor city housing developments from midtown to East Harlem, still hasn’t been picked.

West Harlem isn't ready to bid farewell to top cop

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Famous Harlem viaduct, which served as a backdrop for 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' will soon shine on its own

Friday, March 28, 2014

BY Michael J. Feeney

McDonald’s won’t have the only well-lit arches on 125th St.

A famous West Harlem viaduct that has long served as a backdrop for films including “The Amazing Spider-Man” is going to bask in the glow of its own spotlight.

LED lights will be installed under the 12th Ave. viaduct at W. 125th St. as part of the $14.5 million streetscape enhancement project commissioned by the city Economic Development Corp.

Serengeti Teas and Spices in Harlem

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

by Lauren Glassberg
Web produced by Jennifer Matarese, Eyewitness News
NEW YORK (WABC) -- If spring's cold weather has got you down, head to Harlem for an experience that will warm you up.

It's all about tea. And even if you're a coffee drinker, this shop will serve up something that may convert you.

America is very much a coffee culture, but at Serengeti Teas and Spices there really is something for everyone.

There are teas for all tastes and an owner who can create the perfect blend.

Fashion in Harlem: A Place of Style and Confidence

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


On a recent afternoon, in the neighborhood where Eleanora Fagan became Billie Holiday and where Dapper Dan’s boutique brought designer logos to the streets, Tru Osborne, a longtime Harlem resident, was on his way home from work. Clad in bright layers and even brighter blue Patrick Ewing sneakers easily visible from two blocks away, Mr. Osborne said he was regularly inspired by the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and by style icons like ASAP Rocky and Pharrell Williams.

Tru Osborne, 24


W. 125th St. Gets a Makeover; 150 E. 72nd St. 80 Percent Sold

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, by Zoe Rosenberg