A Letter to the NYPD and the Mayor

Barbara Askins, the indefatigable head of the 125th Street BID, has written a powerful letter to NYC Police Commissioner Shea and Mayor De Blasio regarding the increasingly intolerable quality of life issues in Harlem.

If you would like to tweet the Mayor:


If you would like to tweet the NYPD Commissioner:


Boot Scraper

A very, very rare 19th (or maybe early 20th) century boot scraper, embedded at the base of brownstone steps.

Its survival is likely because it was embedded in a granite paver that the stoop rose from. No one has replaced the granite (tough work) with a cement base over at least a century.