Harlem’s John A. Catsimatidis

John A. Catsimatidis (born 7 September 1948) is a Greek-American businessman. He is the owner, president, chairman, and CEO of Gristedes Foods, the largest grocery chain in Manhattan, and the Red Apple Group, a real estate company with about $700 million to $800 million in holdings. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select…

HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014. It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable…

Up the Book Staircase (‘Paris Blues Revisited’)

By K Albert Murray, acclaimed essayist and author of several novels including Train. Whistle. Guitar has those floor-to-ceiling bookshelves that loom over you, hinting at timelessness. My acquaintance with his famed Harlem apartment is secondhand, but I’ve seen those shelves. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine…

Speaker Mark-Viverito Urges JetBlue To Raise Workers Pay

A top city pol is urging JetBlue to hike wages for airport workers, citing the tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer subsidies the airline has raked in. 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.…

Puerto Rican Day Parade Leadership Axed

Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will announce Thursday that he is ousting more than half the leadership of the National Puerto Rican Day Parade Inc. for financial mismanagement and is reconstituting its board of directors. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to…

45th NAACP Image Awards Announces Host, First Presenters

The NAACP and TV One announced today that Anthony Anderson will serve as host for the 45th NAACP Image Awards and the first group of presenters confirmed include Lupita Nyong’o, Tyler Perry, Michael Ealy, Tony Goldwyn, Arsenio Hall, Gabrielle Union, Regina Hall, Octavia Spencer, Archie Panjabi, Dennis Haysbert, Rickey Smiley, Nicole Beharie, and Lou Gossett…

Traveler’s Gift Ideas: Battery Life Support

By Michael Andre Adams Decisions, decisions…what to buy for me or rather what to buy for you this holiday season… Well, here are some great gift ideas that iPhone and Samsung Galaxy users will LOVE for remaining connected throughout the course of an entire day! Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s)…

HW Pick: The Lonely Guy

When Barack Obama arrived in Washington almost five years ago, the universal assumption was that the young president—who had, after all, won office by exploiting every connective tool of the national social and electoral network—would run his White House in sharp contrast to the bunkered, hunkered-down George W. Bush. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

Walter’s World: 1 Voice, 1 Play, 1 Day

By Walter Rutledge On June 20th , 2011 at 8pm The American Airlines Theatre located at 227 West 42 Street will be the New York venue for 1 Voice, 1 Play, 1 Day; the inaugural event of Project1Voice. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes,…