With A Promise Of Funding Harlem’s African Burial Ground Enters A New Phase

After a decade of planning and research by Harlemites, an unused bus depot on East 126th Street is being prepared to honor its past state: a burial ground for enslaved and free African people. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat And Others Reintroduce The African Burial Ground Act

Members of the New York delegation, led by U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer, U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Representative Jerrold Nadler,

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East Harlem Considers Wave Of Other Developments

While East Harlemites can expect a few months’ wait before the launch of the Uniform Land Use Review Procedure (ULURP) that will lead to a vote on the city’s proposed rezoning of the neighborhood, there’s no shortage of matters to keep Manhattan Community Board 11 busy. Continue Reading →

Second African Burial Ground Discovered In Harlem

alg-mta-bus-depot-jpgFor nearly a decade, keepers of Harlem’s historical flame have insisted — in the face of official skepticism — that a significant antebellum landmark lay beneath an enormous bus depot near the Harlem River. Continue Reading →

Special Dedication Of Dr. Maya Angelou’s “Forever” Postage

maya angelouOn Thursday, August 20, 2015, 11 A.M. at the African Burial Ground National Monument, and ESPER, in collaboration with the National Park Service and the United States Postal Service, is hosting a Special Dedication of the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp and you’re invited.   Continue Reading →