Harlem

NEW YORK — A 17-year-old girl from Harlem who attended the prestigious Deerfield Academy in Connecticut has been released from Riker’s Island. Afrika Owes was arrested and accused of transporting guns for her boyfriend, Jaquan “Jay Cash” Layne, in February and was incarcerated in Riker’s Island since then. The New York Daily News reports: Owes, […]

New York — New York City announced the closure of four beaches in response to a fire last Wednesday at a sewage treatment plant in Harlem that sent millions of gallons of untreated sewage into the Hudson River. Read our exclusive piece on the Harlem Sewage Plant Explosion On Monday, the city announced the closure […]

NEW YORK–New York City inked a $75 million deal that will keep 14 Harlem buildings affordable for moderate income families for the next 30 years. The deal has been made between the city Department of Housing Preservation and Development, NYC Housing Development Corp., Goldman Sachs, L+M Development Partners Inc. and Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement […]

NEW YORK — In 1962, when New York city planners first proposed a sewage treatment plant for the residents and businesses of Manhattan’s West Side, they picked a spot on the Hudson River around 72nd Street. The neighborhood, however, was well on its way to becoming what it is today — the white, upper middle […]

HARLEM — New York City may be forced to dump untreated sewage into the Hudson River after a four-alarm fire erupted on Wednesday at a waste treatment plant on 135th street in Harlem. The fire created a 30-foot plume by noon and burned for three hours, sending employees running out of the plant. Thousands were […]

NEW YORK — This past Monday, the Dance Theater of Harlem held its Inaugural Vision Gala at Lincoln Center. The gala was hosted by actress, author and former dancer Victoria Rowell. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Next Generation Fund for scholarships and financial aid to students at the Dance Theatre of Harlem School. […]

A recent report from the New York City Health Department cites central Harlem as having the highest death rate of any community in the city. East Harlem also ranked first in the city for drug related deaths as well as for liver disease and cirrhosis. ALSO READ: WBW Honors: Adam Clayton Powell Jr. NYD.com reports: […]

NEW YORK-Afrika Owes, a 17-year-old Harlem girl, who attended the elite Deerfield Academy in Connecticut was arrested in New York on gang and gun charges. After visiting Harvard and Yale, Owes is now at Riker’s Island along with 13 other young people arrested in an NYPD gang crackdown on the 137h St. Crew in Harlem. […]

Last Friday, Father’s Incorporated had a dinner in Harlem to kick off the Year Of Responsible Men in partnership with the White House. Executive Director, Kenneth Braswell hosted the event and he spoke about his idea to use blue bowties to symbolize the crisis of fatherhood in America just as pink ribbons have come to […]

NEW YORK – Bobby Robinson, a fixture of Harlem’s 125th Street for six decades who died last week at 93, was remembered tonight by U.S. Representative Charles Rangel and about 100 mourners in a church one block away from Robinson’s legendary record shop.