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  • HNBA’s Holiday Party – Thursday, December 14th, 6:30 PM – You’re Invited!
    HNBA’s Holiday Party – Thursday, December 14th, 6:30 PM – You’re Invited!

    HNBA’s Holiday Party is coming on Thursday, December 14th, at 6:30 PM in Maple Court’s Community Room — 1901 Madison Avenue (across from Marcus Garvey Park): Yes, YOU are invited and we hope you’ll spread the word and bring a neighbor. HNBA’s Holiday gatherings are always welcoming, filled with food and good cheer, and we’ll…

  • Harlem’s Night Market
    Harlem’s Night Market

    3 Saturdays in December Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta! Featuring more than 50 vendors per evening and a culturally diverse selection of food and gifts, the market will take place at the historic La Marqueta, located under the Park Avenue Viaduct in Harlem. (As you know … though the MTA just started a huge…

  • An East Harlem Conversation with Mayor Adams
    An East Harlem Conversation with Mayor Adams

    You’re Invited to Attend – Monday at 6 PM We welcome all New Yorkers from the East Harlem community to attend a community conversation with Mayor Eric Adams. Please feel free to send this information to the East Harlem community. Date: Monday, December 4th Time: 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM (Doors open at 5:45 PM;…

  • Pop-Up Skating in East Harlem
    Pop-Up Skating in East Harlem

    On Friday, December 1st, 6:30 PM

  • The Polo Grounds
    The Polo Grounds

    Looking eastward, towards the Bronx, from high above the Polo Grounds: And today (also in the winter) from Google Maps: Harlem Pride Fundraiser Harlem Pride’s Annual Holiday Party & Fundraiser is back! Join the festivities on Friday, December 1st at 4 West Lounge. Refreshments will be provided. RSVP today to secure your spot. This year,…

  • Photography Exhibit to Close on the 30th
    Photography Exhibit to Close on the 30th

    You’ve only got a few days left to wander over to Morningside Park and view the Faces of Harlem photography exhibit. The exhibit is hung along the park’s boundary fence, on the east side, north of 114th Street. The exhibit closes on November 30th. They’re Back Gopher Broke is back at Marcus Garvey Park.

  • Yes, You Are Invited To The HNBA Holiday Party

    All Welcome The Harlem Neighborhood Block Association invites you to attend our 2023 Holiday Party on December 14th, at 6:30 PM. Bring a neighbor and let’s celebrate the amazing community that is Harlem. Please RSVP, here

  • Crooked Streets
    Crooked Streets

    Note how this map of the layout of Dutch Nieuwe Haarlem shows that under the Dutch, streets were laid out north/south and east/west based on the compass. Today New Yorkers in Manhattan live under a cocked version of this as the Commissioners Map laid out the city following the general orientation of the island, and…

  • Cockroaches! Yuck!
    Cockroaches!  Yuck!

    Cockroaches are a common urban pest. Though there are more than a thousand species of roaches, just a few are found in NYC homes. The most common are American Cockroaches, typically found in moist basements and lower floors, and German Cockroaches, found anywhere inside homes. Cockroaches like warm, dark places such as toasters, clocks, microwave…

  • Visit Hart Island, Starting Today
    Visit Hart Island, Starting Today

    Starting today, Hart Island (New York City’s potters’ field) will be open to all. Hart Island is located in the Long Island Sound near City Island in the Bronx. Since 1869, the island has been used as a site for public burials, and is the final resting place for more than a million souls. The…

  • Major Taylor: Superstar and World’s Fastest Man
    Major Taylor: Superstar and World’s Fastest Man

    More than a century ago, bicycle racing was one of the most popular spectator sports worldwide. In the midst of this era of cycling athletes, Major Taylor – a remarkable Black racer – captivated American and European audiences with his powerful physique and unmatched talent to win (often at the last possible second). From the…

  • Chicken and Waffles
    Chicken and Waffles

    Although it’s widely regarded as soul food, Chicken & Waffles actually finds its origins up North: in Harlem, to be exact. This dish was first concocted by jazz musicians who frequented the 24-hour Wells Supper Club. The performers constantly played strange hours throughout the night, and by the time they were able to eat, they…