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March 22, 2019

• Harlem churches with dwindling congregations are struggling with the area's development boom–Metropolitan Community United Methodist Church on East 126th Street, set to be demolished and replaced by condos, being the latest. Some churches have found success leasing (...

February 22, 2019

• A housing lottery is under way for 38 affordable apartments at 847 St. Nicholas Avenue, a new brick building in the lovely Hamilton Heights/Sugar Hill Northwest Historic District; the Dance Theatre of Harlem, the previous property owner, will have...

February 15, 2019

• A documentary about the Apollo Theater–called, you guessed it, "The Apollo"–will kick off this year's Tribeca Film Festival. It'll debut at the iconic theater on April 24. [Variety]

• After images of a Gucci balaclava resembling blackface surfaced onlin...

January 25, 2019

Two vibrant pop-up markets that first surfaced over the holidays are coming back to Harlem this month and the next–and they're bringing new vendors with them. Stop by both to support local creatives and build community–all while stocking up on Valentine's Day gifts and...

January 10, 2019

• A record-setting Harlem property just hit the market. Two adjacent historic brownstones on Mount Morris Park West could be yours for a cool $27 million (image via Google Maps). [The Real Deal]

• Figure Skating in Harlem, an organization that aims to bui...

December 14, 2018

• The Shake Shack at 1 W 125th Street finally has an opening date: Tuesday, December 18. The first 100 customers in line when doors open at 11 a.m. will receive free hot chocolate and Shake Shack merch. [Patch]

• Insomnia Cookies is the latest food chain coming to 125th...

October 18, 2018

• Council Member Mark Levine is calling for an NYC Ferry route from West Harlem Piers on 125th Street to New Jersey. “There's a glaring omission in the growing NYC ferry network: w.125th St., where a modern $30m pier sits unused. Just 8 mins across river from NJ. Good...

September 21, 2018

• Arthur Mitchell, the groundbreaking ballet star who co-founded the Dance Theatre of Harlem and "showed the way for black dancers," died yesterday at the age of 84. As the news spread, the Apollo Theater paid tribute on its iconic marquee. Earlier this year the Wallac...

September 18, 2018

Harlem is becoming quite the destination for stars looking to drop their most recent sneaker collabs, fashion collections, and more.

Last Friday A$AP Rocky was the latest big name to head uptown, this time for the launch of the new skate sneaker he d...

September 13, 2018

• Chef JJ Johnson's Fieldtrip on Lenox and chef Pierre Thiam's Teranga at The Africa Center are two of the "32 Fall Restaurant Openings You Need to Know About," according to New York Magazine. Coincidentally, both Harlem eateries will have a focus on grains–t...

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