Harlem Businesses Partner to Drive Tourism

It started out as a way to raise money for the holiday lights on 125th Street in the middle of a recession. Now a collection of Harlem community groups is banding together to promote businesses in the neighborhood. The Promotional Alliance of Harlem consists of the 125th Street Business Improvement District, Harlem Business Alliance, Harlem…

First Person: Spending Less, Saving More In Harlem

When it comes to tweaking the household budget to free up cash for unexpected bills, my husband and I have always discovered that the easiest plan is simply to stop spending money. Sure, there’s always household bills that a family can’t avoid such as housing costs, transportation, groceries, and other essentials. But there is also…

10 Tips For A Budget Harlem Wedding

A few tips to keep a wedding cheap and within your budget. A wedding is one of life’s “big ticket” items like a house or a retirement account or a car. Whether we want a Harlem wedding or a fairy tale wedding, we all look for ways to cut expenses. Sometimes we do it out…

Does This Bus Stop at 125h Street? #3 & #4

By Richard Daub This is part three and four in a six part series. Photo of the tour guide. I was also curious about what the outside perception of Harlem. Having grown up on Long Island in the 1980s, Harlem was simply a place that you did not go.

Five Recycling Mysteries Solved!

Wondering what to do with your stash of old batteries or the cans of unneeded paint taking up space in your garage? You know you shouldn’t throw them out, but it really is time to get rid of them. Resist the temptation to toss them in the trash anyway. The reason: They (and everything on…

Salters Scene: J & R’s MusicFest 08

By Derrick Salters You gotta love summer in New York City, from Harlem to Houston!There is always something going on! On Thursday, August 21, 2008, J&R Music and Computer World had it going on with its FREE kickoff concert for the 3-day MusicFest concert series in City Hall… [kyte.tv appKey=MarbachViewerEmbedded&embedId=49176530&uri=channels/113645] (press the orange button at…