The COVID Crisis: The City Extends Open Streets Program To Selected Area Of Harlem

Cars will be banned from three Harlem streets this week as the city Department of Transportation works to open dozens of miles of streets to pedestrians to aid with social distancing, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced Wednesday. Continue Reading →

Michael’s World: A Terrible Beauty Surrounds Us

By Michael McQuillan

Tendrils reach the living room window. The tree, a friend, beckons. It was here sixteen years ago when Sharon and I bought this Brooklyn apartment. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio To Stop Issuing Violations On Homeowners For Damages Caused By Street Trees

Mayor de Blasio and Speaker Heastie announced today the City will no longer issue violations to homeowners for sidewalk damage caused by City trees from Harlem to Hollis. Continue Reading →

City Seeks Bids To Turn Morningside Heights Landmark Into Cafe In West Harlem

The NYC Parks Department is seeking bids to develop a landmarked Morningside Heights gatehouse into a “high quality cafe,” according to department documents reports source. Continue Reading →


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