Former Obama Administration Adviser Pleads Guilty in $218,000 Theft Scheme

Seth Andrew, 42, pleaded guilty to charges that he had devised a scheme to steal from a network of charter schools he founded. He faces up to 20 years in prison.

#andrew-seth-1978, #charter-schools, #democracy-prep-public-schools-inc, #education-k-12, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #robberies-and-thefts

A Story of Love and Obsession

At home with James Fenton, the English poet, journalist and critic, and Darryl Pinckney, the African American novelist and playwright, in their obsessively, deliriously embellished house in Harlem.

#amis-martin, #architecture, #black-people, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #culture-arts, #fenton-james, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #new-york-review-of-books, #pinckney-darryl, #poetry-and-poets

A Box of Cash, a Secret Donor and a Big Lift for Some N.Y.C. Students

When a City College physics professor opened an ordinary box that had been sitting in the mail room, he was startled by its contents.

#city-college-of-new-york, #colleges-and-universities, #coronavirus-return-to-office, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #philanthropy, #physics, #scholarships-and-fellowships, #tuition

Supervised Injection Sites for Drug Users to Open in New York City

The Manhattan facilities will provide clean needles, administer medication to reverse overdoses and provide users with options for addiction treatment.

#addiction-psychology, #botticelli-michael-p-1958, #chokshi-dave-a, #deaths-fatalities, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #east-harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #health-and-mental-hygiene-department-nyc, #hypodermic-needles-and-syringes, #injection-sites, #justice-department, #manhattan-nyc, #methadone, #new-york-city, #new-york-harm-reduction-educators, #united-states-politics-and-government, #vance-cyrus-r-jr, #white-house-office-of-national-drug-control-policy

U.S. Attorney Damian Williams Announces Civil Rights Push

Damian Williams, the first Black U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York, noted a rise in anti-Asian and antisemitic crimes.

#armories, #civil-rights-and-liberties, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-hellfighters, #united-states-attorneys, #williams-damian-attorney

Another Landmark Lost, This Time on Astor Row in Harlem

A building that is protected from demolition in New York City may seem safe, but decades of neglect and missed opportunities can take a toll.

#buildings-department-nyc, #demolition, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #new-york-landmarks-conservancy, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

Drug Boss Alpo Martinez Killed in Harlem

Mr. Martinez, 55, who was immortalized in the film “Paid in Full,” played a prominent role in New York’s violent cocaine wars of decades past.

#cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #martinez-alpo, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc

Byron Lewis, the Original Black Media Mogul

Byron Lewis knew there was an untapped market for Black storytelling. But it took years for the rest of the country to believe him.

#advertising-and-marketing, #amsterdam-news, #black-people, #consumer-behavior, #content-type-personal-profile, #ebony-magazine, #essence-magazine, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #jet-magazine, #lewis-byron-1931, #magazines

Jay Ellis Comes Home to Harlem

The “Insecure” actor goes on a walking tour of his adopted neighborhood.

#actors-and-actresses, #content-type-personal-profile, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #insecure-tv-program, #jay-ellis

How Karina Yan Glaser, Young-Adult Novelist, Spends Her Sundays

Karina Yan Glaser’s home in Harlem is full of children, books, plants and animals (just the way she likes it).

#all-angelschurch-manhattan-ny, #books-and-literature, #glaser-karina-yan, #harlem-manhattan-ny

Why New York City Is Trying to Preserve a Crumbling Church

Grace Congregational Church wants to stay afloat by redeveloping its building, but a new historic district aimed at protecting Black culture now stands in its way.

#affordable-housing, #black-people, #churches-buildings, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #landmarks-preservation-commission, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

The Visionary Community of the Harlem Y.M.C.A.

In the early 20th century, the building became a meeting place for many of the writers, artists, actors and activists who defined a new and vibrant Black culture.

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #culture-arts, #ellison-ralph, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hughes-langston, #hurston-zora-neale, #locke-alain-leroy, #the-greats-2021, #writing-and-writers

Rucker Park, a Basketball Mecca, Gets New Life

Rucker Park in Harlem has been a proving ground for amateurs and professionals for generations. “We don’t come there giving you roses,” one player said. “You got to earn it.”

#area-planning-and-renewal, #asap-ferg, #basketball, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #historic-buildings-and-sites, #national-basketball-assn, #national-basketball-players-assn, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #parks-and-recreation-department-nyc, #philanthropy, #playgrounds, #roberts-michele-a, #rucker-holcombe-park-harlem-ny

How Black Churches Are Encouraging Vaccines in New York

More than 80 percent of adults in New York City have received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine, but there are significant racial disparities in the vaccination rate.

#abyssinian-baptist-church, #black-people, #butts-calvin-o-iii, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #ministers-protestant, #new-york-city, #vaccination-and-immunization

Alice Neel’s Apartment Is Still a Portrait of the Artist at Work

Her final residence, the Upper West Side flat where she painted many of her subjects, remains almost exactly as she left it.

#art, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #neel-alice, #new-york-city, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

Colson Whitehead Reinvents Himself, Again

After winning back-to-back Pulitzers, the author of “The Underground Railroad” and “The Nickel Boys” took another detour with his new crime novel, “Harlem Shuffle.”

#black-people, #books-and-literature, #content-type-personal-profile, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-shuffle-a-novel-book, #pulitzer-prizes, #race-and-ethnicity, #whitehead-colson, #writing-and-writers

Brian Benjamin Is Kathy Hochul’s Pick for N.Y. Lieutenant Governor

Gov. Kathy Hochul, who had narrowed her choices to several New York City lawmakers who are people of color, chose Mr. Benjamin, a state senator from Harlem.

#appointments-and-executive-changes, #benjamin-brian, #black-people, #democratic-party, #elections-governors, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hochul-kathleen-c, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka List Their Brownstone

The actors bought the Harlem home in 2013 and converted it to a single-family residence from a bed-and-breakfast. Their asking price is $7.325 million.

#architecture, #brownstones, #burtka-david-1975, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harris-neil-patrick, #how-i-met-your-mother-tv-program, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

The Harlem Hellfighters Were War Heroes. Then They Came Home to Racism.

An exceptional unit of Black soldiers who fought in World War I will receive the Congressional Gold Medal.

#369th-regiment-armory-manhattan-ny, #awards-decorations-and-honors, #black-people, #discrimination, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hellfighters, #leander-willett, #new-york-state, #race-and-ethnicity, #suozzi-thomas-r, #tuskegee-airmen, #united-states-army, #united-states-defense-and-military-forces, #united-states-marine-corps, #veterans, #world-war-i-1914-18

5 Dead in Hamptons Crash That Is Blamed on Speeding

A driver veered into the opposite lane and struck a car head-on in one of at least three fatal crashes in and around the city on Saturday.

#drunken-and-reckless-driving, #hamptons-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #quogue-ny, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

What $550,000 Buys You in New Jersey, New York and Delaware

An English country cottage in Haworth, a two-bedroom co-op in Harlem and a stone mansion in Wilmington.

#content-type-service, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #haworth-nj, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #wilmington-del

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

‘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

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.

#art, #brooklyn-academy-of-music, #carolines-on-broadway, #central-park-manhattan-ny, #children-and-childhood, #comedy-and-humor, #douglas-dezron, #fellini-federico, #film-forum, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #high-line-manhattan-ny, #jazz, #mahama-ibrahim, #mastroianni-marcello, #memorial-day, #morningside-park-manhattan-ny, #movies, #music, #parks-and-other-recreation-areas, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #seneca-village-manhattan-ny, #vimeo-llc

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

‘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

‘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

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

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

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

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

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

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