Harlem Retiree Social Security Benefits Won’t Increase

NY Daily News reports that wheelchair-bound Harlem retiree Patricia Carter was already three months behind on her rent when she heard the news Tuesday that her Social Security benefits aren’t increasing next year. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive…

Dining With Miss Lil: BMA 1st Annual Awards Reception

By Lil Nickelson Growing up in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s, I don’t recall any vacant commercial real estate spaces on Amsterdam Avenue, Broadway, Convent Avenue or St. Nicholas Avenue from like 135th Street up to 155th Street.  Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to…

There Are New Developments In The Heights

Just in from our friends at New Street Realty Advisors, they’re announcing that they have been appointed exclusive leasing agents for a new development just north of Harlem in Washington Heights at 446 West 167th Street. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like…

In Harlem Comptroller Stringer Announces Audit Of NYCHA Repairs

On Monday, July 13, 2015 at 1:00 PM, NYC Comptroller Scott M. Stringer, hosted a brief press conference on the corner of 125th Street and Amsterdam in Harlem to announce that his audit will reveal tens of thousands of backlogged repairs from Harlem to Hollis at NYCHA.  Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s)…

Jodie Watley, Harlem Renaissance Orchestra Come to Lincoln Center

The 27th season of New York’s greatest outdoor dance party – Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing – takes over the open-air ballroom in Damrosch Park (West 62nd Street between Columbus &; Amsterdam) from Tuesday, June 23 through Saturday, July 11.   Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World…

Harlem’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1947 –

Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. was born on April 16, 1947, in Harlem, New York, the only child of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr., a transit police officer and jazz musician.  Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I…

Interview: Harlem Writer Yolande Brener

The latest installment of our Harlem Interview series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood: I am lying on my bed in my West Harlem apartment. It’s mostly white in here, except for  my bookshelf which is overflowing. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World…

Some Harlem Bus Riders “Trampling Our Liberties”

A DOT plan to extend bus lanes and add turn restrictions on 125th Street was shouted down last night by the same hecklers who have filibustered street safety improvements at Community Board 10 for years. Noticeably absent from last night’s meeting: People who ride the bus on 125th Street. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem…

Cops Arrest 5 Men in Fatal shooting in Hamilton Heights

NYDaily News reports that a 27-year-old man murdered outside his Hamilton Heights home was shot and killed because he allegedly assaulted a violent gangbanger’s sister, cops said Thursday. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine.…

Nari Ward Is Harvesting Smiles in Harlem

If you find yourself on the streets of Harlem’s Sugar Hill (spanning roughly 145th St to 155th St, from Edgecombe Avenue west to Amsterdam) this afternoon, you may run into artist Nari Ward, who’ll be out canvassing local residents, urging them to share a friendly grin as part of his project Sugar Hill Smiles. Become…

NYPD Cracks Down On SideWalk Bikers In Harlem

First it was jaywalkers. And now rule-breaking bikers are in the crosshairs of traffic-obsessed West Harlem cops. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe anytime)Constant Contact Use. Please leave this field blank.By…

Harlem Mourns Passing Of Elombe Brath

Harlem is bidding farewell to an indefatigable freedom fighter and pan-African activist who waged a decades-long battle for black empowerment at home and around the world. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can…

2014 Uptown Arts Stroll: How to Participate

NoMAA (The Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance) announces a call for artists for the 11th annual Uptown Arts Stroll in Washington Heights-Inwood from West 155th to 220th St. in June. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe anytime)Constant Contact Use. Please leave this field…

Dining With Ms. LIl: Just Food is Connecting NYers with Healthy Food

By LIl Nickelson Just Food is a non-profit organization that is helping feed healthy food to food insecure New Yorkers across the five boroughs through six (6) programs.  Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine.…