Archive | December, 2011

Dissent Over Bike Lanes in East Harlem

City Transportation Department plans to build protected bike lanes along First and Second avenues in East Harlem meet resistance from local residents and business owners.

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As Violence Rises, a Sanctuary for East Harlem Women

A recent study found that nearly a quarter of American women experienced domestic violence last year. The Violence Intervention Program is working to reduce these negative numbers.

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Posted in Crime, East Harlem, Education, Spanish Harlem0 Comments

In East Harlem, Another Death to Mourn

Aaron Kobe Colllins, 28, was shot next to his family’s apartment at the Wilson Houses in East Harlem.

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Mennonites Find an Unlikely Fit in Harlem

In a neighborhood where churches take up a lot of real estate, a conservative Mennonite church finds an unlikely fit in Sugar Hill.

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Posted in By Neighborhood, Featured, Hamilton Heights, Harlem, Religion0 Comments

Hunter College Seeks Its Place in East Harlem Neighborhood

When Hunter College’s School of Social Work moved uptown, it wanted to become “great neighbors.” One semester in, Hunter is still figuring out what that means.

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Posted in East Harlem, Education, Featured1 Comment

Park Advocates Uneasy over $7 Million Tennis Center Expansion Plan

Community activists from East Harlem and the South Bronx argue that the John McEnroe Tennis Academy should be more accessible for local people –- but the man himself says he shares the same goal.

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Posted in East Harlem, Featured, Spanish Harlem, Sports2 Comments

Uncertain Future for Wadleigh Secondary School

Students and parents have their say as Wadleigh Middle School faces truncation, and eventual closure.

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Posted in Education, Featured, Harlem0 Comments

Film Industry Flocks to Morningside Heights’ Dream Location

From “Gossip Girl” to “Pan Am,” the Union Theological Seminary in Morningside Heights has become a dream location for film crews from across the country.

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Posted in Arts & Culture, Education, Morningside Heights, Religion, Video0 Comments

Washington Heights Woman Faces Rare Self-Abortion Charge

New York City police have confirmed that they are trying to determine whether a woman terminated her pregnancy by drinking an herbal tea said to induce abortion, though they couldn’t release more specific information due to the pending investigation.

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Some Uptown Streets May Be Cleaned Just Once a Week

Street cleaning in Washington Heights may soon be reduced from two days a week to only one, after a vote by Community Board 12 on Nov. 24.

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