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 →

Riverside Drive Gets More Accessible Bus Stops In Harlem

riversidebusstops_20160913_104thstreet-777x461New York Yimby reports that there is some good news for bus riders on the Upper West Side and in Morningside Heights. More accessible bus stops are in the works for Riverside Drive. Continue Reading →

City Council Levine To Require Parks Annual Report

levine regarding parks in harlemHarlem City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine announced today that the Council passed Intro 558, a bill he sponsored that would require the Parks Department (DPR) to submit an annual report to the Council on the status of disability access in its facilities and its compliance with the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Continue Reading →