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The Brian Lehrer Show

Ethiopia to Sweden to Harlem

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.

 

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Features

Historic National Black Theater to Remain Open

Thursday, June 07, 2012

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.

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Schoolbook

A Harlem Elementary School Offers Arabic Lessons

Thursday, May 24, 2012

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.

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WNYC News

Micropolis: Pondering the Many Meanings of a Hoodie, After Trayvon

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.

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Features

Gregory Porter, 'On My Way To Harlem,' Live on Soundcheck

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."

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Schoolbook

Bloomberg Praises a Charter-to-Charter Turnaround

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.

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Schoolbook

At a Harlem Transfer School, a High-Tech Celebration of Student Achievement

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.

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Schoolbook

Wadleigh's Principal Leaving As City Plans Elimination of Middle Grades

Friday, February 03, 2012

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.

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Features

Community Board Considers Closing Bars Early

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.

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WNYC News

Reformed Ex-Con Tries to Intervene on Gun Violence in Harlem

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.

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Schoolbook

A Struggling School Gets a Lift From a Visiting Professor

Monday, December 05, 2011

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.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Harlem Bike Lanes

Monday, November 28, 2011

Director of the Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, Andrea Bernstein talks about Harlem's bike lanes.

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This Week: Must-See Arts in the City

Thursday, November 10, 2011

WNYC

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.

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Features

National Dance Institute Opens New Home in Harlem

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

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.

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WNYC News

Snapshot | Caught in a Downpour

Thursday, September 29, 2011

A woman is caught in the rain at 127th Street and 7th Avenue in Harlem on Thursday

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Features

A Tour of NYC's Coolest and Oldest Graffiti

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.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Underappreciated: Ann Petry's The Street

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.

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WNYC News

Hundreds in Harlem Have Been Without Gas for 2 Weeks

Thursday, August 25, 2011

WNYC

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.

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WNYC News

NYCHA Plans First Mix of Public and Private Housing in Harlem

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

WNYC

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.

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Features

Cyndi Lauper Opens Housing for LGBT Youth

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.

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