Three NYPD precincts in Upper West Side and Harlem tapped to get new commanders

Thursday, April 3, 2014

 BY Jan Ransom And Simone Weichselbaum

Fresh faces are headed for three uptown police precincts — a day after northern Manhattanites publicly bemoaned the loss of more than half of their commanders in a vast NYPD shakeup.

Police sources identified three of the new bosses tapped to lead officers throughout the Upper West Side and Harlem. The cop slated to monitor city housing developments from midtown to East Harlem, still hasn’t been picked.

West Harlem isn't ready to bid farewell to top cop

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Famous Harlem viaduct, which served as a backdrop for 'The Amazing Spider-Man,' will soon shine on its own

Friday, March 28, 2014

BY Michael J. Feeney

McDonald’s won’t have the only well-lit arches on 125th St.

A famous West Harlem viaduct that has long served as a backdrop for films including “The Amazing Spider-Man” is going to bask in the glow of its own spotlight.

LED lights will be installed under the 12th Ave. viaduct at W. 125th St. as part of the $14.5 million streetscape enhancement project commissioned by the city Economic Development Corp.

Serengeti Teas and Spices in Harlem

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

by Lauren Glassberg
Web produced by Jennifer Matarese, Eyewitness News
NEW YORK (WABC) -- If spring's cold weather has got you down, head to Harlem for an experience that will warm you up.

It's all about tea. And even if you're a coffee drinker, this shop will serve up something that may convert you.

America is very much a coffee culture, but at Serengeti Teas and Spices there really is something for everyone.

There are teas for all tastes and an owner who can create the perfect blend.

Fashion in Harlem: A Place of Style and Confidence

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


On a recent afternoon, in the neighborhood where Eleanora Fagan became Billie Holiday and where Dapper Dan’s boutique brought designer logos to the streets, Tru Osborne, a longtime Harlem resident, was on his way home from work. Clad in bright layers and even brighter blue Patrick Ewing sneakers easily visible from two blocks away, Mr. Osborne said he was regularly inspired by the legacy of the Harlem Renaissance and by style icons like ASAP Rocky and Pharrell Williams.

Tru Osborne, 24


W. 125th St. Gets a Makeover; 150 E. 72nd St. 80 Percent Sold

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014, by Zoe Rosenberg

Diaz: Harlem River waterfront could generate $500 million in development, 3,500 jobs

Monday, March 24, 2014


Transforming the South Bronx waterfront into a mixed-use hub would generate $500 million in new development and 3,500 jobs, said Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.

The Beep’s office set out to gauge the economic impact of turning an underutilized half-mile stretch of riverfront into a commercial, residential and recreational oasis.

Rejuvenated Harlem Building Becomes a Business Incubator for Biotechnology

Sunday, March 23, 2014


It is no secret that Harlem is changing. There is a new Red Lobster, a Joe’s Crab Shack, a DSW shoe store, and soon there will be a Whole Foods on 125th Street. But some of the most interesting changes are not so obvious.

Inside the Sweets Building, a renovated structure that was formerly a confectionery research lab, is Harlem Biospace, a new business incubator focused on biotechnology.

East Harlem Crowdfunding Site Waives Fees to Help Explosion Victims

Thursday, March 20, 2014

By Jeff Mays

HARLEM — An East Harlem-based crowdfunding company is waving its fees to help victims of the fatal explosion that destroyed two apartment buildings raise money for essential needs.

Dana Ostomel, founder and chief gifting officer for Deposit a Gift, said the company's offices at 119th Street and Third Avenue shook the morning of the explosion. After she found out what happened, Ostomel, also an East Harlem resident, said she knew her company's fundraising platform could be of help.

Harlem activist and disability advocate Pamela Bates dies

Monday, March 17, 2014