Harlem Residents Say ‘No, No And Ol No’, To Olnick Alternative Lenox Terrace Proposal

Faced with a looming City Council rejection, the Harlem developer behind the embattled Lenox Terrace redevelopment has unveiled an alternative plan to dramatically alter the apartment complex’s footprint—only this time without public approval. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that…

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer Supports Lenox Terrace Tenants In Bid To Stop Rezoning

Today, Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer recommended against adopting a proposed plan to demolish several buildings in the Lenox Terrace development and replace them with new luxury apartments and overscale retail stores. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set…

Expanded Plans To Lenox Terrace In Harlem

Today, YIMBY reports on the latest project coming to Harlem, with the reveal for the first rendering (see below) of the massive expansion proposed for Lenox Terrace, which would eventually yield over 1,600 new apartments by the time of full build-out. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images…

Harlem’s Community Board 10 Sides With Tenants, Deny Commercial Rezoning Protects Historic

Last night, Harlem’s Community Board 10 voted to “disapprove the Olnick Rezoning Plan” that would substantially rezone the Lenox Terrace neighborhood and allow for the construction of luxury towers and overscale retail stores. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that…

Whistle In Mississippi In Harlem

In 1955, Emmett and his cousin, both from Chicago, went to visit family in Mississippi…according to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; others say all he did was say “Bye, baby” as he left the store. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin,…

Temple Israel Of Harlem In Harlem, NY 1888-1906

Temple Israel was founded in 1870 as Congregation “Hand in Hand” (Yod b’Yod in Hebrew) in the then remote Jewish community of Harlem. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.