New Buildings Lure Tenants With Free Rent

To fill empty buildings, developers have been offering generous concessions, including up to five months of free rent.

#brooklyn-nyc, #greenpoint-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #landlords, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #ridgewood-queens-ny, #williamsburg-brooklyn-ny

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‘Run the World’ Is an Ode to ‘Enviable Friendships’ and Black Harlem

This Starz series about four women “walking into real adulthood,” as the creator described it, is broadly appealing but unmistakably based in Black women’s perspectives.

#bordeaux-andrea-1987, #bowser-yvette-lee, #davenport-leigh, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #reid-corbin-1988, #run-the-world-tv-program, #starz, #stevens-amber-1986, #television

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5 Things to Do on Memorial Day Weekend

Our critics and writers have selected noteworthy cultural events to experience virtually and in person in New York City.

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Homes for Sale in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens

This week’s properties are in Harlem, Clinton Hill and Breezy Point.

#breezy-point-queens-ny, #clinton-hill-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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Why Police Accountability Is Personal for This Manhattan D.A. Candidate

Alvin Bragg has had encounters with the police both in the streets and in the courts. He wants to change the system from within.

#bragg-alvin, #content-type-personal-profile, #criminal-justice, #elections-district-attorneys, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings

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He Wasn’t a Bird Person. Then a Hawk Built a Nest on His Fire Escape.

Life, death, renewal and social media ensued.

#birds, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hawks-birds

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How the Owner of a Doggie Day Spa Spends His Sundays

Brian Taylor runs the business out of his home, but he has also started a mobile service, which has grown popular during the pandemic.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #dogs, #fur, #hamilton-heights-manhattan-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-doggie-day-spa-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #taylor-brian-1983

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Dawoud Bey’s Images at the Whitney Museum Look Deep Into America’s Past

Dawoud Bey’s images at the Whitney Museum expose rich histories hidden beneath the surface, how places evolve over time.

#bey-dawoud, #black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #photography, #whitney-museum-of-american-art

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Black Rob, Rapper Known for His Hit Single ‘Whoa!,’ Dies at 52

A star for Bad Boy Records after the Notorious B.I.G.’s death, the rapper had a husky, seen-it-all voice even as a young man.

#bad-boy-entertainment, #black-rob, #combs-sean, #deaths-obituaries, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #ll-cool-j, #missy-elliott-1971, #music, #rap-and-hip-hop, #robert-ross, #whoa-song

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NYC Retail Zones: Midtown Has Been Empty, but Other Areas Have Bounced Back

Shopping locally has helped foot traffic in some commercial districts across the city return almost to prepandemic levels.

#bronx-nyc, #downtown-brooklyn-brooklyn-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-commercial, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #shopping-and-retail, #staten-island-nyc

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This Cheesecake Evokes Memories

Sugar Hill Creamery’s new blueberry confection is available at its Harlem and Hamilton Heights shops, and nationwide.

#blueberries, #cheesecake, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #ice-cream-and-frozen-desserts, #sugar-hill-creamery-manhattan-ny-restaurant

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A Hospital Encounters Vaccine Hesitation: ‘I’m Just Not Rushing’

At Harlem Hospital, about half of the staff that’s eligible for a Covid-19 vaccine has received one, reflecting a wariness in the Black community.

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-hospital-center, #new-york-city, #sharpton-al

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Finding Common Ground and Love in Harlem

April Hunt and June Berry come from different worlds. Ms. Hunt is an art-world fixture and D.J., and Ms. Berry is a child welfare consultant and chef. The two bonded over their mutual love for music and food.

#harlem-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #weddings-and-engagements

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Police Responded to a 911 Call and Left. Then a Child Was Killed.

The police commissioner said there will be a review to determine if correct procedures were followed in the case of 10-year-old Ayden Wolfe.

#cato-ryan, #child-abuse-and-neglect, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #wolfe-ayden-d-2021

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Man Is Charged With Murder of Boy Found Covered in Bruises in Harlem

The boy, Ayden Wolfe, 10, was found unconscious in his living room, with bruises, puncture wounds and lacerations. “I don’t understand what went wrong,” a relative said.

#child-abuse, #child-death, #child-fatality, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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He Honors Black New Yorkers. Not All Black Activists Are Thrilled.

Jacob Morris is the one-man force behind renaming nearly 40 streets in New York City.

#black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #lewis-david-levering, #monuments-and-memorials-structures, #names-geographical, #new-york-city

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Alex Trebek’s Wardrobe Is Donated to Formerly Incarcerated Men

The gift, which will also benefit formerly homeless men, was in keeping with an appeal that the host of “Jeopardy!” had made when he asked viewers to “build a gentler, kinder society.”

#culver-city-calif, #doe-fund, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hiring-and-promotion, #jeopardy-tv-program, #labor-and-jobs, #philanthropy, #suits-apparel, #trebek-alex

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Cicely Tyson’s Harlem: Dance, Jazz, Faith and Waffles

Cicely Tyson, who died in January, was famous all over the world. But her heart was at home, in Harlem.

#black-people, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #tyson-cicely

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Honoring Cicely Tyson, Harlem’s ‘Trueborn Queen’

Cicely Tyson lay in repose at the Abyssinian Baptist Church in Harlem, where she had been a member for three decades.

#abyssinian-baptist-church, #funerals-and-memorials, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #tyson-cicely

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How a Fintech Exec Who Focuses on Poverty Relief Spends Sundays

The pandemic has been a challenge for Wemimo Abbey, whose company serves low-income communities.

#abbey-wemimo, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #esusu-financial-inc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #personal-finances, #quarantine-life-and-culture

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Vaccine Rollout Is Sluggish. Can These Pop-Up NYC Inoculation Sites Help?

The first two of more than a hundred planned locations in New York City opened on Tuesday in an effort to speed up the pace.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #cuomo-andrew-m, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

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‘Take Beautiful Pictures of Our People’

Born in 1960s Harlem, the Kamoinge collective was influential in Black photography but ignored by the mainstream until recently. This exhibition should change that.

#art, #barboza-anthony, #black-people, #cowans-adger, #decarava-roy, #draper-louis-h, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #kamoinge, #museums, #photography, #smith-beuford-1941

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‘Sylvie’s Love’ Review: In the Mood for Romance, Sighs and Tears

Tessa Thompson and Nnamdi Asomugha star in a swoony love story that wonderfully rethinks the classic Hollywood melodrama.

#ashe-eugene, #asomugha-nnamdi, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #king-aja-naomi, #longoria-eva, #movies, #sylvies-love-movie, #thompson-tessa

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An Inside Look at the Restaurant Crisis

Guy Fieri directs and narrates “Restaurant Hustle 2020,” a documentary on how restaurateurs are coping during the pandemic.

#documentary-films-and-programs, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #nashville-tenn, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants

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What the Church Meant for James Baldwin

Although he ultimately rejected Pentecostalism, the writer captured its pathos and ability to bear witness to Blackness in America in his first novel.

#2020tbookclub, #baldwin-james-1924-87, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #churches-buildings, #go-tell-it-on-the-mountain-book, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #pentecostal-churches, #prayers-and-prayer-books, #race-and-ethnicity

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Bixi, From the Lido Team, Opens in Harlem

A brasserie-style destination in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, a takeout-and-delivery-only outpost of Nice Day, and more restaurant news.

#bixi-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #restaurants

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A Designer’s Endlessly Adaptable Nigerian Stew

Niyi Okuboyejo makes his efo riro with turkey and yams, but you should feel free to experiment. It’s a dish, he says, that rewards improvisation.

#cooking-and-cookbooks, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #recipes

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Before ‘I Have a Dream,’ Martin Luther King Almost Died. This Man Saved Him.

The untold story of the patrolman who took charge when the civil rights leader was stabbed in Harlem.

#civil-rights-movement-1954-68, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #curry-izola-ware-1916-2015, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #king-martin-luther-jr, #police-department-nyc

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A Star of the ‘Raging Rooks,’ He Helped Change the Face of N.Y.C. Chess

Charu Robinson was one of the pioneers who inspired a generation of children to play a game that had been the province of elite schools.

#black-people, #chess, #dalton-school, #education-k-12, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #robinson-charu-1977-2020

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When Trick-or-Treating Is Scary, for Real

Some New Yorkers are trying to find a way to celebrate Halloween despite concerns about the spread of the coronavirus.

#bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #costumes, #crown-heights-brooklyn-ny, #de-blasio-bill, #halloween, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #holidays-and-special-occasions, #manhattan-nyc, #massachusetts, #new-york-city, #parades, #parties-social, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #texas

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He Was a Rising Jazz Pianist. Then His N.Y.C. Dreams Were Shattered.

The police said an attack on the pianist was not a hate crime, but social media disagreed. Now he’s considering a return to Japan.

#asian-americans, #assaults, #hargrove-roy, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hate-crimes, #jazz, #race-and-ethnicity, #unno-tadataka

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How a #BlackLivesMatter Leader Spends His Sundays

For Hawk Newsome, a co-founder of a movement in New York, the activism does not let up on the weekend.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #newsome-hawk

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In New Development, Buyers Favor the Boroughs

Yes, some buyers are leaving Manhattan. But others are doubling down on Brooklyn and Queens.

#bedford-stuyvesant-brooklyn-ny, #brooklyn-nyc, #condominiums, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #queens-nyc, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

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A Walk Through Harlem, New York’s Most Storied Neighborhood

Our critic chats with the architect David Adjaye about Hotel Theresa, Marcus Garvey Park, the home of Langston Hughes, the Y.M.C.A. and other landmarks.

#adjaye-david, #architecture, #black-people, #brownstones, #garvey-marcus-park-manhattan-ny, #greater-refuge-temple, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-y-m-c-a, #hotel-theresa, #hughes-langston, #schomburg-center-for-research-in-black-culture, #st-philips-episcopal-church, #studio-museum-in-harlem

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Are New Yorkers Wearing Masks? Here’s What We Found in Each Borough

Over several days this summer, The New York Times tallied the face-covering status of over 7,000 people at 14 spots across the city.

#astoria-queens-ny, #bronx-nyc, #brooklyn-nyc, #corona-queens-ny, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #ditmas-park-brooklyn-ny, #east-village-manhattan-ny, #far-rockaway-queens-ny, #flushing-queens-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #jamaica-queens-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #masks, #mott-haven-bronx-ny, #park-slope-brooklyn-ny, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #staten-island-nyc

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How the C.E.O. of Harlem Children’s Zone Spends His Sundays

When Kwame Owusu-Kesse is not helping families and schools navigate the pandemic, he is trying to wean his toddler off “Baby Shark.”

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #education-k-12, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-childrens-zone, #owusu-kesse-kwame

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Power Outages Hit Manhattan and Queens

About 180,000 customers lost electricity in an outage that Con Edison said was caused by issues with its “transmission system.”

#consolidated-edison-inc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #power-failures-and-blackouts, #quarantines, #queens-nyc, #upper-east-side-manhattan-ny, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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A Harlem Restaurant That’s Withstood Gentrification, a Pandemic and Time

Long lines are still forming at Famous Fish Market, a Black-owned business that’s been in the same family for nearly 50 years.

#black-people, #famous-fish-market-inc-manhattan-ny-restaurant, #food, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #restaurants, #seafood

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The ‘Black Lives Matter’ Street Art That Contain Multitudes

The works in Harlem and Lower Manhattan are much more than a challenge to President Trump; they are opportunities for Black artists and community togetherness.

#art, #black-lives-matter-movement, #black-people, #channer-jhordan, #dawson-sophia-artist, #evans-hendricks-nikoa, #fifth-avenue-manhattan-ny, #financial-district-manhattan-ny, #george-floyd-protests-2020, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-park-to-park, #mohammed-tijay, #moore-justin-garrett, #murals, #payne-patrice, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #public-design-commission-nyc, #thrive-collective, #transportation-department-nyc, #trump-tower-manhattan-ny, #trump-donald-j, #united-states-politics-and-government, #wilson-lerone

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They Passed the Long-Distance Test

Dr. Erika Alejandro Crespo Martínez and Victor Gabriel Santiago Hernandez built a relationship on patience and pacing. Then the coronavirus came and they had to act quickly.

#harlem-manhattan-ny, #puerto-rico, #quarantines, #weddings-and-engagements

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The Theater Where Ella Fitzgerald Got Her Start

The Apollo in Harlem has had a greater influence on American musical history than perhaps any other venue of the past century.

#apollo-theater, #culture-arts, #fitzgerald-ella, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #music, #nineteen-hundred-twenties, #theater

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Coronavirus ‘Ripped A Hole’ In N.Y.C.’s Black Community. This Funeral Director Knows.

In New York City, Covid-19 is disproportionately killing black and Latino residents. As the city reopens, a longtime funeral director in Harlem says, “It’s going to take a long time for people to heal.”

#black-people, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #funerals-and-memorials, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hispanic-americans, #new-york-city, #quarantines

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Fire Consumes Storefront in Harlem

The fire started at 7:30 p.m. in a furniture store on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard.

#fires-and-firefighters, #harlem-manhattan-ny

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Louis Delsarte, a Muralist of the Black Experience, Dies at 75

His paintings and murals rendered the Harlem Renaissance, Martin Luther King Jr. and his Brooklyn neighbors in stunning color.

#art, #atlanta-ga, #black-people, #brooklyn-nyc, #deaths-obituaries, #delsarte-louis-j, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murals

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Samuel Hargress Jr., Owner of a Beloved Harlem Bar, Dies at 84

He ran Paris Blues, a throwback to the ’60s that attracted locals and tourists alike and seemed to be an extension of himself. He died of the coronavirus.

#bars-and-nightclubs, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #deaths-obituaries, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #jazz, #paris-blues, #samuel-hargress-jr

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