The Historic Eclecticism Of The New York Academy Of Medicine In East Harlem

The New York Academy of Medicine (the Academy) is a health policy and advocacy organization founded in 1847 by a group of leading New York metropolitan area physicians as a voice for the medical profession in medical practice and public health reform. Continue Reading →

The Strange Story Of George Washington’s Dentures In Harlem

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One of the biggest myths that’s persisted about George Washington over the years (other than that he chopped down a cherry tree and never told a lie) is that he had wooden teeth. Continue Reading →

Harry Potter Fans, There Are Hogwarts In Harlem

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was released in the United Kingdom exactly 20 years ago today, which is sort of scary. Continue Reading →

No Surprise, Loss Of Affordable Housing Affect Residents’ Health In East Harlem

15538423905_69bfbaca15_k-1475182883-1097A new study released this week says that the loss of affordable housing in East Harlem can have negative affects on the health of neighborhood residents. Continue Reading →

Health Department Awards $225k For East Harlem Community Projects

east-harlem sliderTomorrow, Saturday, June 11, the New York City Health Department, in partnership with New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) and Mount Sinai Hospital, will award $225,000 to 9 community-based organizations. Continue Reading →

The Harlem-Based Order Of Black Nuns Turns 100

black-nuns2 slliderThe Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of only three orders of Black nuns in the United States, was preparing to phase out in 2014.

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