Alvin Ailey’s Fab 2-Week Engagement At Lincoln Center

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, will return to Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts for a two-week 15-performance engagement at the David H. Koch Theater June 8th – 19th, 2016.  VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of…

NYC Electeds Co-Sponsor Transportation Investment Legislation

Today, a coalition of New York State Assembly Members unveiled groundbreaking legislation that not only will fund MTA capital needs but will create a $4.5 billion Transit Gap Investment Fund (TGIF) to expand public transit and improve accessibility for millions of New Yorkers, particularly those who live in so-called “transit deserts.” VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a…

Harlem’s Levine And Coalition Expand Foreign Language Education

On Thursday, October 29, Harlem Council Member Mark Levine, Council Member Jumaane Williams, Public Advocate Letitia James, and a group of council members and state legislators joined a coalition of teachers, students and business leaders calling for a broad expansion of foreign language education programs in New York City. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a…

Participatory Budgeting Grows, But Not Everywhere

Gotham Gazette reports that in four years participatory budgeting has exploded from four to 27 New York City Council districts. With over 51,000 voters casting ballots last cycle to allocate a total of $32 million dollars to projects across the city, New York‘s experiment in direct democracy has quickly become the largest of its kind…

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.  VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised…