Harlem

Harlem blaze raged for 18 hours, injured 17 people

Firefighters toiled nearly 18 hours before finally extinguishing a 6-alarm fire on Saturday that displaced 11 families and left their Manhattan …

New York City

Firefighters tackle Harlem blaze

A large fire on the top floors of a six-story New York City apartment building has resulted in four minor injuries.<p>The fire started Friday afternoon on the Harlem building’s top floor, which was engulfed in flames as thick smoke billowed.<p>The Fire Department of New York says more than 200 …

Fire Fighting

Manhattan fire: Firefighters battle blaze in six-storey Harlem apartment building

More than 100 firefighters have battled a raging fire that burned through an apartment building in upper Manhattan.<p>Heavy smoke and orange flames …

Travel

Down

Activist, athlete and visionary Alison Desir etched her spot in history this past January when she led a group of runners from New York City to …

Women of Color

MAP: Harlem's Black Churches Cash in on Gentrification

HARLEM — Churches are losing members but gaining profits from gentrification.<p>Nearly two dozen churches have either closed or been sold to developers …

New York City

'Moonlight' Director Insists on Shooting James Baldwin Film in Harlem

HARLEM — Why go to Canada when you can get the real thing right here?<p>"Moonlight" director Barry Jenkins told community board members Wednesday night …

New York City

Hayes' one-year-ahead plan comes up trumps with Harlem

"We've always been involved in the sale and last year I had two very keen clients who had bloodstock agents that were scouring the catalogue for the …

Horse Racing (Australia)

Correction Dept. 'farce' forces inmate to spend extra day in jail

A city detainee was forced to spend an extra day in jail after his wife was unable to post bail for him with a credit card — because the only …

Prison

Man wanted for molesting 19-year-old girl in Harlem

A sicko pinned a teenage girl against a wall in Harlem, pulled down her pants and molested her, cops said Friday.<p>The 19-year-old girl was walking …

Crime

One of Harlem’s Most Popular Burgers Doesn’t Show Up on Yelp

Plus, mixed reviews for Jean-Georges Vongerichten<p>Popular $2 burgers in Harlem<p>Don’t try to Google this burger cart: <b>Mo’s</b> in Harlem is not even on Yelp, and Foursquare has just two tips on it from 2012. <b>Maurice “Mo” Robinson</b> has been grilling on Lenox Avenue between 117th and 118th Streets since the …

New York City

NYPD Investigating Cop Who Dumped Water On Sidewalk Grill In Harlem

The NYPD is investigating a police officer who poured a jug of water over a charcoal grill during a Harlem sidewalk barbecue on Saturday night. The …

New York City

Harlem residents steam over ‘racist’ cop throwing water on BBQ

The NYPD is investigating a Youtube video that shows a cop dumping water on a grill at a sidewalk cookout — and sparking angry words from Harlem …

BBQ

CNN Hero Tony Hillery: Growing in Harlem

On an urban farm in New York City, 23-year-old Edgar turned his life around with the help of CNN Hero Tony Hillery and his nonprofit, Harlem Grown.

World News

Harlem man tried raping woman inside her Florida apartment

A Harlem man is accused of stalking a woman in Florida, following her into her apartment and sexually assaulting her, according to reports …

Florida

Remembering the Harlem race riot of 1943

On Aug. 1 and Aug. 2, 1943, a huge race riot erupted in Harlem, New York, after a white police officer shot and wounded Robert Bandy, an …

New York City

Why has this Harlem building been covered in scaffolding for 17 years?

The issue highlights the DOB’s problems with controlling scaffolding across the city<p>Scaffolding surrounding a Harlem building has once again brought to light the city’s difficult relationship trying to manage the hundreds of miles of scaffolding that cover buildings across the city. <i>The New York</i> …

Watch: A Requiem for San Francisco’s ‘Harlem of the West’

The black cultural district that sang with jazz and blues<p>Today, the conversation about gentrification in the Bay Area has reached a fever pitch. But …

San Francisco

Black Entrepreneur Brings Whiskey to Harlem

Today marks the start of the third annual Harlem Whiskey Festival, bringing whiskeys from around the world to aficionados uptown.In addition to a …

Costa Rica

Harlem Fashion • Eve Arnold

Eve Arnold | Fashion in Harlem Modelling shoes at the Abyssinian Church. Harlem, New York, USA. 1950. © Eve Arnold | Magnum Photos<p>Joining Magnum in …

Westworld

SoHa in Harlem? The Misguided Madness of Neighborhood Rebranding

During any other summer, one in which the news didn’t ricochet from presidential wrestling videos to threats of nuclear annihilation at the hands of North Korea to the mysterious arrival of Mesopotamian cuneiform tablets into the treasure chests of people who make scrapbooking easier somewhere in …

New York City

SoHa is a NoGo: why Harlem won’t be rebranding any time soon

Estate agents and property developers are behind another attempt to change and monetise US neighbourhoods – but the black cultural centre is having none of it<p>Harlem. Good old Harlem. The name alone conjures images of the New York neighbourhood’s famous African-Americans who made it a centre of …

UK News

12 Hurt After SUV Crashes Into Bus, Pedestrians in Harlem

An SUV struck a city bus while making a U-turn in Harlem on Saturday, spinning out of control and crashing into pedestrians on the sidewalk.<p>Twelve …

New York City

Rooted in Harlem, Vlone Debuts in Paris

Rue Cambon has always been a highlight of Paris fashion (Coco Chanel opened her couture house at number 31), but when has it ever been synonymous …

A$AP Rocky

MTA: Unsecure Rail Stored on Tracks Caused Harlem Subway Derailment

NEW YORK - Sources tell NY1 two Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees have been suspended in the wake of Tuesday's A train derailment …

MTA

Move to rename Harlem neighborhood sparks outrage over erasing black history

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City real estate companies’ attempts to rename a Harlem neighborhood “SoHa” have enraged long-time residents of the historically black enclave, who say the move erases the community’s rich cultural history.<p>FILE PHOTO: Historian Billy Mitchell poses outside the Apollo …

News (U.S.)

Move to rename Harlem sparks outrage over erasing black history

NEW YORK, June 26 (Reuters) - New York City real estate companies’ attempts to rename a Harlem neighborhood “SoHa” have enraged long-time residents of the historically black enclave, who say the move erases the community’s rich cultural history.<p>The neighborhood served as home and inspiration to …

Black History

Harlem Lawmakers, Residents Push Back Against 'SoHa' Rebranding Effort

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — A battle is brewing between brokers and residents, as well as activists and lawmakers, over what to call a section of …

Manhattan

Harlem’s priciest rental ever is this $20,000/month townhouse

It’s located on Fifth Avenue near 124th Street<p>When you think of New York City neighborhoods where a pricey rental property could fetch as much as $20,000/month, Harlem might not necessarily be the first place that comes to mind. But a townhouse rental just north of Marcus Garvey Park has disproven …

Real Estate

A White Soundtrack in a Black Neighborhood

How a change in the playlist can attract a different clientele<p><b>I was drinking my day away</b> at Harlem brunch spot the Grange — ask for a passionfruit Bellini and thank me later — when I looked around and wondered if I had been teleported to Williamsburg. The crowd here in Upper Manhattan had always …

Chaka Khan

Hip Hop Hall of Fame and Museum Going Up in Harlem

NEW YORK - Music history will soon call 125th Street in Harlem home.<p>The official Hip Hop Hall of Fame and Museum is going up the neighborhood.<p>It will …

Rap & Hip-Hop