Why It’s So Hard to Find an Affordable Apartment in New York

There simply aren’t enough places to live, a crisis decades in the making and one that poses a threat to the city’s continuing recovery.

#adams-eric-l, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #crisis-tv-program, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #real-estate-and-housing-residential

In Monkeypox, Gay Men Confront a Crisis With Echoes of the Past

Monkeypox has sparked frustration and anxiety among gay and bisexual men in New York, who remember mistakes and discrimination during the early years of the AIDS crisis.

#act-up, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #epidemics, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #homosexuality-and-bisexuality, #manhattan-nyc, #monkeypox, #viruses, #world-health-organization

Books That Immerse Me in a Better World

A conversation with Karina Yan Glaser, who writes middle-grade books set in a Harlem where kids can roam and neighbors know one another’s names.

#books-and-literature, #children-and-childhood, #families-and-family-life, #glaser-karina-yan, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #internal-sub-only-nl, #writing-and-writers

13 Guns Used in Harlem Shootout, Police Say, Underscoring Deadly Threat

The tally shows how ubiquitous firearms, many illegal, are in New York, with more legal ones anticipated after a recent Supreme Court ruling.

#firearms, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #sewell-keechant

Adams Shows Support for Man Charged in Bodega Killing That Caused Outcry

A deadly confrontation at a Harlem store feeds a broader debate about crime and politics.

#adams-eric-l, #alba-jose-july-2-2022-stabbing, #bragg-alvin, #crime-and-criminals, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #self-defense, #simon-austin-d-2022

What’s the Vibe in New York City Right Now?

What’s the vibe right now?

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‘Rent, Forever’: The Price of Living in New York City

Most New Yorkers will never own their homes, and yet people keep coming. Why?

#chelsea-manhattan-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #new-york-city, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #rent-control-and-stabilization, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate

Happy Father’s Day to Roy Ayers, My Brilliant, Absent Dad

Most of us with absent fathers think, “What about me?” We rarely stop to ask, “What about him?”

#ayers-roy-musician, #children-and-childhood, #documentary-films-and-programs, #fathers-day, #garvey-marcus-park-manhattan-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #men-and-boys, #music, #summer-of-soul-or-when-the-revolution-could-not-be-televised-movie, #thompson-ahmir-questlove

How to Stop Speeding Drivers in N.Y.C.? Scare Them

Traffic deaths in New York City have risen to the highest level in eight years. A new campaign aims to shock them into slowing down.

#brooklyn-nyc, #bushwick-brooklyn-ny, #canarsie-brooklyn-ny, #deaths-fatalities, #east-new-york-brooklyn-ny, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hunts-point-bronx-ny, #jamaica-queens-ny, #manhattan-nyc, #roads-and-traffic, #speed-limits-and-speeding, #traffic-accidents-and-safety

Brian Benjamin’s Bribery Defense: He Got ‘No Personal Benefits’

The case against Brian Benjamin, who resigned as New York’s second-in-command last week, may hinge on whether political contributions in this case constituted a bribe.

#albany-ny, #benjamin-brian-a-1976, #berke-barry-h, #campaign-finance, #corruption-institutional, #elections-governors, #elections-lieutenant-governors, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #hochul-kathleen-c, #migdol-gerald, #new-york-state, #politics-and-government

The Deep-Pocketed Developer Who Helped Take Down the Lieutenant Governor

Gerald Migdol, a Harlem developer, became the linchpin in a federal investigation that led to the indictment and resignation of Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin.

#benjamin-brian-a-1976, #bribery-and-kickbacks, #campaign-finance, #content-type-personal-profile, #corruption-institutional, #friends-of-public-school-harlem, #friends-of-public-school-harlem-inc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #migdol-gerald, #new-york-city, #philanthropy

Lt. Gov. Benjamin Is Focus of Federal Inquiry Into Campaign Fraud

Prosecutors are examining whether Brian Benjamin, New York’s second-highest state official, participated in a plan to boost his campaign fund with fraudulent donations.

#benjamin-brian-a-1976, #campaign-finance, #frauds-and-swindling, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #migdol-gerald, #new-york-state

The Wallpaper That Is Also a ‘Reminder That My Ancestors Had My Back’

Sheila Bridges’s Harlem Toile de Jouy wallpaper and designs are getting even more attention. For this writer, it fills in the visual gaps of Black tradition.

#black-people, #bloomingdales, #france, #gibbs-chris, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #harlem-toile-de-jouy, #interior-design-and-furnishings, #jones-martha-s, #metropolitan-museum-of-art, #philadelphia-pa, #race-and-ethnicity, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #sheila-bridges, #slavery-historical, #toile-de-jouy, #united-states, #wallpaper

How Oni and Uché Blackstock, Doctors, Spend Their Sundays

The twin sisters, who have been go-to experts during the pandemic, are outspoken on racial inequities in health care.

#blackstock-oni, #blackstock-uche, #clinton-hill-brooklyn-ny, #content-type-personal-profile, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #doctors, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #income-inequality, #msnbc, #parenting, #race-and-ethnicity

How a Boutique-Fragrance Expert Spends Her Sundays

Kimberly Waters runs a perfume parlor, of sorts, out of her Harlem townhouse.

#black-people, #content-type-personal-profile, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #muse-modern-urban-sensory-experiences, #perfumes-and-fragrances, #waters-kimberly-entrepreneur

Alpo Martinez Was Killed Over Road Rage in Harlem, Officials Say

Alpo Martinez, a former Harlem drug kingpin who became an informant, was killed not for snitching but because of a simmering feud over his erratic driving, a law enforcement official said.

#harlem-manhattan-ny, #informers, #lewiston-me, #martinez-alpo, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

Rihanna Is Pregnant. Here’s Why the Photo Shoot Is Next-Level.

With a series of photos, Rihanna and ASAP Rocky take a modern phenomenon to a new level.

#asap-rocky, #celebrities, #diggs-miles, #fashion-and-apparel, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #knowles-beyonce, #moore-demi, #photography, #pregnancy-and-childbirth, #rihanna, #social-media, #your-feed-fashion

He Was in Witness Protection in Maine. But His Harlem Life Kept Calling.

In Lewiston, Maine, a man who called himself Abraham helped his neighbors with the trash and rode dirt bikes with his friend. His old life in New York City got him killed.

#cocaine-and-crack-cocaine, #drug-abuse-and-traffic, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #lewiston-me, #martinez-alpo, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police-department-nyc, #witness-protection-program-us

Gunman Accused of Shooting 2 NYPD Officers Dies

The Manhattan district attorney is investigating Lashawn McNeil’s connection to anti-government groups; Mayor Eric Adams said an assault weapon was found under his mattress.

#adams-eric-l, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #mcneil-lashawn-1974, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #rivera-jason-d-2022

A Grim January Leaves Some New Yorkers Fearful for the City’s Future

New York is far safer and stronger than in the ’70s. But after a flood of sad news, many people are struggling to find grounds for optimism.

#attacks-on-police, #bronx-nyc, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #police-department-nyc, #subways, #times-square-and-42nd-street-manhattan-ny

Ami Colé Fills a Void In Black Beauty Products

After toiling in the beauty industry for years, Diarrha N’Diaye-Mbaye decided to create the products she desperately sought but could not find.

#ami-cole-llc, #black-people, #cosmetics-and-toiletries, #glossier, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #ndiaye-mbaye-diarrha, #skin, #weiss-emily

How a Calm Call for Help Led 2 N.Y.P.D. Officers Into a Hail of Gunfire

The latest deadly episode to rattle the city began with a routine domestic disturbance call and ended with one officer dead and another in critical condition.

#adams-eric-l, #attacks-on-police, #deaths-fatalities, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #mcneil-lashawn-1974, #mora-wilbert-new-york-ny-police-officer, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rivera-jason-d-2022

2 N.Y.P.D. Officers Killed in Shooting in Harlem, Officials Say

The officers were the third and fourth to be shot in the line of duty in recent days.

#attacks-on-police, #harlem-manhattan-ny, #police-department-nyc

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.

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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.

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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

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