Historic Brownstone Lottery Opens In Harlem

6sqft reports that the block of East 126th Street between Madison and Park Avenues was once a rare, uninterrupted row of century-and-a-half-old brownstones. 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…

East Harlem Tenants Speak Out Against Planned Neighborhood Rezoning

New York Yimby reports that even after Harlem City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito organized two years of community meetings on the future of East Harlem, tenants and activists are lining up to protest the city’s proposed rezoning of 95 blocks in the neighborhood. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe…

In Harlem Building, ‘The City Is The Slumlord’

The floorboards of the apartments at 161 West 140th Street cracked below my feet and I was told many times to watch my step because they were considered unstable. 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…

Harlem Council Speaker Unveils Plan For East Harlem

East Harlem residents wants affordable housing, job growth and open space—but above all, they want a say in the land-use changes coming to their community, according to the East Harlem Neighborhood Plan unveiled Thursday. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to…

Gale Brewer Reports On No Vote To Mayor de Blasio’s Zoning Proposals

At a special meeting Monday morning, the Manhattan Borough Board formally voted to deny its approval to Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Zoning for Quality & Affordability (ZQA) and Mandatory Inclusionary Housing (MIH) Zoning proposals unless a range of outstanding major concerns are addressed. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe…

Resurrected Harlem, Rev. Calvin Butts Seeks Salvation

Crains New York reports that when the definitive history of New York’s resurgence is written, one of the pivotal players will be Harlem’s Abyssinian Development Corp., the church-based housing and social-services organization that the Rev. Calvin Butts led to resurrect a neighborhood that once symbolized urban collapse. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter…

107-year-old Harlem Church Reborn As Arts center

A Harlem holy house is about to get a new life. St. Thomas the Apostle Church on W. 118th St. near St. Nicholas Ave. will be converted into a community arts center, and housing will be built in the church’s school and a nearby vacant lot. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select…

St. Philip’s Church In Harlem, 1940’s (video)

Since 1809, St. Philip’s Church-through its clergy and congregation, its tradition and service, its goals and dreams has been an institution of major spiritual and civic importance in the Harlem community. 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…

Rangel Center Expansion Plan Skips Community Board

A plan to add three-stories to the home of the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College has residents crying foul because the public was never made aware of the addition. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to…

Harlem to Preserve Brownstones By Creating height Limits

“… home to such African-American luminaries as composer Duke Ellington, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.” Hundreds of New York City’s most glorious brownstones and majestic townhouses will be protected from developers and preserved for generations under a major rezoning proposed for West Harlem. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…