Author: Harlem Shill

  • Coal

    Coal

    In the 19th and early 20th century coal usurped wood as the most common heat source in New York City. The environmental and health costs of millions of homes heating with coal were enormous, and an army of coal merchants and their employees had to get coal to homes come rain, shine, or snow. To…

  • HNBA March Meeting, Tomorrow at 7 PM

    Join HNBA in order to get the meeting’s Zoom link: https://hnba.nyc/join-hnba/ 7:00 – kristinforharlem@gmail.com – Join to learn how Kristin Jordan – a candidate for City Council district 9 – will address the burden that our part of the district bears with 2 sanitation garages, the M35 Bus, numerous homeless shelters, and the Lee Building’s…

  • Is Bill Perkins Fit For Office?

    A long-overdue article in The City highlights the mental deterioration of Bill Perkins. For years now residents and political insiders have known that Perkins is a shell of his former self. The magazine City & State noted that Perkins was New York City’s least responsive and least active of all 51 Council members. The incompetence…

  • It’s 2021: Who Has the Money?

    November 2021 will be a pivotal election year for the city. City Council candidates are busily fundraising to get their names out in races currently held by Bill Perkins and Diana Ayala. Diana Ayala is the only candidate in her district to get matching funds. She’s received over $82,000 of these matching funds. In Bill…

  • Harlem and Civil Rights

    A Virtual Tour Since tourism has been put on hold, Welcome to Harlem introduces a way to safely tour Harlem and learn of its significant contribution to the Civil Rights Movement. Welcome to Harlem proudly presents the “Harlem Civil Rights Virtual,” which is a virtual walking tour that will take place in Harlem, New York, beginning at Canaan…

  • 1939 Madison Ave. Used As Gambling House

    1939 Madison Ave. Used As Gambling House

    100 years ago the New York Times reported breathlessly on an illegal gambling house at 1939 Madison Avenue (between 124/125). The charges leveled in court and in the newspaper allege that not only was gambling occurring, but debts were not paid, and the local police were on the take. For the full article, see: Claire…

  • Stalled Development = Parking Lot

    A couple of years ago HNBA learned that a developer was going to build a new residential building on Park Avenue between East 126 and East 127, on the west side. For over two years now the vacant lots have just sat there. In the summer of 2019, there was a flurry of activity to…

  • Ray McGuire Visits East Harlem

    Ray McGuire Visits East Harlem

    (And he will join our March 9th HNBA monthly meeting!) Ray McGuire, one of the leading candidates for NYC’s Mayor visited East Harlem to spend time in Ginjan Cafe, talking to Black small business owners, community leaders, and residents on how his vision for the economic revitalization of New York City centers on small businesses.…

  • March 9th, HNBA Meeting

    March 9th, HNBA Meeting

    Mark your calendars. On Tuesday, March 9th we’ll have 3 amazing presentations. 7:00 PM – We will have a Q+A with Kristin R. Jordan, who is a candidate for Council District 9 – kristinforharlem@gmail.com. In addition to giving us a sense of who she is and what her key platforms are, Kristin will address the…

  • Community Level Violent Crime and Incarceration Rates in NYC

    It is interesting to compare the map above with the jail incarceration rate map, below. Source: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdfs/wwl-plan.pdf Free COVID-19 Testing Cayuga wants to get the word out that they are offering free COVID -19 testing at 2183 3rd Avenue on Monday, March 8th, 9:30-4:00

  • Mount Sinai and Methadone in Our Community

    With new data from a FOIL request to OASAS, we are able to contextualize the size/impact that Mount Sinai has on our community with their two major methadone hubs – West 124th Street, and East 125th Street (The Lee Building at Park Avenue). Looking at the screenshot below, you can see how large Mount Sinai’s…

  • City Council District 9 – Show Me The Money

    There is a new map out showing how much political candidates have been able to fundraise. The race that has generated the largest amount of donations is, unsurprisingly, the mayoral race and that race is headed by Ray McGuire, the Wall Street former finance executive who has received over $85,000 from Harlem. Eric Adams has…