Monday, June 25, 2012
Marcus Samuelsson, James Beard Award-winning chef, owner of Red Rooster in Harlem and the author of Yes, Chef: A Memoir, talks about his life as an Ethiopian-born, Sweden-reared, New York City-based chef.
EVENT: Join Samuelsson tonight, June 25th, at his book launch event, Yes, Chef Harlem Community Day, from 3:00 pm until 7:00 pm. You can find more information about the free event here and information about his other upcoming events at his website.
Thursday, June 07, 2012
By Jorteh Senah
Harlem's National Black Theater, which once hosted the likes of Ossie Davis and Nina Simone on its stage, was set to shutter. But with the help of Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer and investment management firm Baltoro Capital, the historic venue will live on.
Thursday, May 24, 2012
By Elbert Chu
The principal and parents at the Hamilton Heights School on Amsterdam Avenue chose to offer Arabic to second through fifth graders partly to help the school earn an International Baccalaureate designation.
Friday, March 30, 2012
The hoodie has become synonymous with the black Florida teen gunned down by a neighborhood watch captain as he walked through a neighborhood wearing the sweatshirt.
Thursday, March 22, 2012
Gregory Porter says he got into songwriting because his mother was a minister. "Melodies, lyrics, thoughts come to me in the most average of places ... when I'm birdwatching, which I like to do," he said on Soundcheck. Watch a video of Porter singing "On My Way To Harlem."
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
At a benefit, the mayor praised Democracy Prep, the first charter management organization to take on the task of restructuring a failing charter school. It has taken over Harlem Day and replaced it with the Harlem Prep Charter School.
Monday, March 05, 2012
At Harlem Renaissance High School, a transfer school, graduating seniors hosted family and members of the community at an expo, where they displayed their work and videos chronicling their journey to graduation.
Friday, February 03, 2012
By Beth Fertig
The principal of a troubled secondary school in Manhattan has announced she will leave the school a day after the Panel for Educational Policy is scheduled to vote to phase out its middle grades.
Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Manhattan's Community Board 10 is mulling whether to ask bars, nightclubs and restaurants to stop serving liquor two hours before last call. This week, the board tabled a recommendation that would require establishments to stop serving liquor after 2 a.m. in order to get more information from its economic development committee, which proposed the rule.
Thursday, December 08, 2011
As the sun was setting over Central Harlem on a recent evening, 33-year-old Dedric Hammond, better known as Beloved, was getting ready to start his work day.
Monday, December 05, 2011
By Beth Fertig
Prof. Cornel West, the celebrated academic and activist, made a star turn at a Harlem school that may possibly be closed. Although his appearance was planned long before the school received the bad news, Dr. West said he would do anything he could to help save the school from shutting its doors.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
A tribute to Romare Bearden, "portable" murals by Diego Rivera, an artist who reproduces the work of other artists, and the roots of documentary photography in New York. Plus: enough performance art to gag an ox. Here's what's cooking this weekend in the big bad city.
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
By Marlon Bishop : WNYC Culture Producer
At long last, a decades-old arts education group has a permanent home uptown. On Tuesday night, the National Dance Institute will inaugurate its first-ever headquarters in central Harlem, complete with studios and a 175-seat performance space.
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
The Richard Hambleton retrospective at Phillips de Pury & Company is only on view through Tuesday. But there's still plenty of historic graffiti around town to cast your eye over. With the help of graffiti aficionada Katherine Lorimer (who snaps shots of street art as Luna Park), WNYC has created a tour of five of the coolest and oldest pieces of graffiti around town.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Farah Griffin, William B. Ransford Professor of English and Comparative Literature and African American Studies at Columbia University, discusses Ann Petry's 1946 novel, The Street, for our final Underappreciated segment of the summer. The Street is about a young single black mother who is trying to save money in order to move her son away from the influence of 116th Street. When it was initially published, it made Petry one of the first female African-American authors to receive significant critical and popular acclaim. Lately, the novel been getting more critical attention for its representation of gender politics within Harlem. It also provides a rich portrait of Harlem at that time—its neighborhoods, business districts, bars, and music clubs, making it more than simply a protest novel.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
By Stephen Nessen : Reporter, WNYC News
The simple pleasures of a home-cooked meal and hot shower have been out of reach for more than 800 Harlem residents whose gas was never restored following a water main break nearly two weeks ago.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Thirty-six tenement style buildings in Central Harlem will soon become a mix of public housing and privately owned apartments for low and moderate income families.
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Next month, Cyndi Lauper's 1986 hit "True Colors" takes on new meaning when the True Colors Residence for homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (L.G.B.T.) youth opens in Harlem on September 1. The shelter will be the first permanent housing facility in New York for homeless L.G.B.T. youth.