Who is the 1%? Well, about 57 members of Congress are part of that elite group. Roughly 11% of Congress have net worth of more than $9 million, according to a USA TODAY analysis of 2010 financial disclosures compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics. That’s enough to put them in the top 1% of…
Great, become the greenest neighbor on your block with the NYC Master Composter Certificate Course! You’ll learn about setting up your own compost system, using finished compost and techniques for teaching others about composting.
City Parks Foundation presents SummerStage & Santa Monica Pier Twilight Series Preview Showcase on January 9, 2014 at the Highline Ballroom.
The early years of the sewage treatment plant under Riverbank State Park at least has a guard booth. Well, it was a different world in the mid-20th century.
After months of political jockeying, Manhattan Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito was elected unanimously as the next City Council speaker Wednesday, becoming the first Hispanic official to hold the city’s second-most-powerful political post.
By Walter Rutledge This week art, music and dance take center stage. We have dance downtown, art in Harlem, music in Chelsea, and an opportunity for new dance makers to showcase their work in Chinatown. Here are a few of the many events taking place around the city and in our community.
By Walter Rutledge Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet Dance Company is one of Brooklyn’s best-kept secrets. Founded in 1994 Creative Outlet is a dance company, which has performed nationally and internationally, a school that has an outstanding track record of developing professional artists, an Arts-in-Educations programs that has provided arts programming in over forty inner-city schools,…
Nick Ashford spent his first few months in New York City homeless and sleeping on park benches. When he met Bronx native Valerie Simpson singing and playing piano in the choir of Harlem’s White Rock Baptist Church, his fortunes changed.
Melvin Stanton “Mel” Tapley was born in New York on May 29, 1918. In the 1920 U.S. Federal Census, the Tapley family of three lived in Cortlandt, New York at 1105 Park Street. His parents were Harry, a chauffeur, and Louise, and his age was recorded as nine months, which would make his birth in…
Two years ago, Chastity Ciprian said she asked about the two top-floor apartments, long vacant in her four-story building at Harlem River Houses, a public-housing project at the northern tip of Manhattan.
By Walter Rutledge This weekend its beginning to feel a lot like Christmas. We have dance in Midtown, theatre and a search for new talent in Harlem, and a literary happening on the Upper Westside. Here are a few of the many arts related events taking place around town and in our community.
First the Hell’s Angels and now the 12 O’Clock Boys. Oscilloscope Laboratories presents for first-time filmmaker Lotfy Nathan’s documentary 12 O’Clock Boys, an electric, beautifully made look at a youth in Baltimore who wants nothing more than to join the city’s most notorious urban dirt bike crew.
Bow Wow (rapper, actor and television host of BET’s 106 & Park) will be special guest host for Amateur Night: Holiday Special!
An East Harlem artist is making a name for himself by draping naked white women across his shoulders, and wearing them as human scarves.
Federal scientists using sophisticated ground-penetrating radar have bolstered the findings of Bronx schoolkids and their teacher that a long-forgotten burial ground for Indian and African slaves exists in a city park in Hunts Point.