Category: Culture

  • Art Kane on Choosing East 126th Street

    Art Kane on Choosing East 126th Street

    If you’ve ever wondered why Art Kane chose East 126th Street for his iconic photo, here is his explanation: And, while 17 East 126th Street was the ultimate location, few know that in the middle of the project, everyone moved a block eastward, to 52 East 126th Street, but after a few test photos (and…

  • MMPCIA Children’s Safety Protest

    MMPCIA Children’s Safety Protest

    Public Art at PS109

  • Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church

    Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church

    Some great stonework on the outside of Ephesus Church – Lenox and West 124th Street. And Underground… A short distance north, and under the street, are these great mosaics: Faith Ringgold is the artist behind these amazing works. Ms. Ringgold took inspiration for the title of her mosaic from a Lionel Hampton song, Flying Home.…

  • Black Entrepreneurs Day at the Apollo

    Black Entrepreneurs Day at the Apollo

    Black Entrepreneurs Day curated by Shark Tank’s Daymond John will be held at the Apollo Theater on October 6th. We would love to invite Harlem Neighborhood Block Association members to join us at the live filming of Black Entrepreneurs Day on October 6th at 5pm-8:30pm. The The Harlem Neighborhood Block Association stands with the right…

  • Heart to Heart Concert Video

    Heart to Heart Concert Video

    Hi Everyone!Labor of Love Association pulled off yet another successful virtual concert and we’re so appreciative of each of you who joined us last week to enjoy the music. To each of you who made a donation to help us meet our fundraising goals, DOUBLE thanks!If you missed watching the virtual concert, we are airing it again…

  • Meet Brad Lander and Tell Him What You Want for Harlem

    Meet Brad Lander and Tell Him What You Want for Harlem

    Time Thursday, September 30 6 – 8pm EDT Location This event’s address is private. About this event Join Brad Lander, Democratic nominee for New York City Comptroller and other community leaders for an in-person listening session, focused on the issues and priorities of Harlem. Brad is excited to use the position of NYC Comptroller…

  • Delilah of Harlem

    Delilah of Harlem

    The earliest novel that takes place in Harlem (that I know of) is from 1893, and was written by Richard Henry Savage. It’s fairly forgettable Victorian melodrama, but offers a glimpse into posh society in and around Mount Morris Park, in the new and stately brownstones that were purchased by New York City’s upper class.…

  • Literacy Across Harlem!

    Literacy Across Harlem!

    TOTAL EQUITY NOW invites West, Central and East Harlem to the 9th Annual Literacy Across Harlem March, Book Drive & Community Celebration! Saturday, October 2, 2021 12:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. FREE! (PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED) UGC Eats (Urban Garden Center) Notice The Met Opera in Marcus Garvey Park Marcus Garvey Park’s amphitheater will host OPENING…

  • Landmarking Survey of Lower East Harlem to be Conducted

    Landmarking Survey of Lower East Harlem to be Conducted

    Ascendant is announcing that they have won a grant to survey lower East Harlem for buildings that should be considered for landmarking: About Ascendant Neighborhood Development Corporation:Ascendant Neighborhood Development (AND) builds homes, engages community members, andpartners with allies to raise up neighborhoods that provide stability and access to opportunity for all.Since its founding in 1988,…

  • Sign-Up for Composting

    Sign-Up for Composting

    One of our neighbors next to Marcus Garvey Park writes: I urge everyone to sign up for curbside composting. Our building enjoyed this great service from November 2018 till March 2020 when the pandemic shut down the program. The DSNY is gearing back up. However they need you you to sign-up for this fantastic program.…

  • Drinking Soda

    Drinking Soda

    How Calculated:  Estimated number of adults who, on average reported having consumed one or more sugary drinks per day, divided by all adults in the area; expressed as a percent. Sugary drinks include soda, sweetened iced tea, sports drinks, fruit punch, and other fruit flavored drinks. (One drink equals 12 ounces). Diet soda, sugar free…

  • Correction: CB11 Full Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 28th

    Correction: CB11 Full Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 28th

    Community Board 11’s Full Board Meeting is scheduled for a week from today (on September 28th) at 6:30 PM. For details see: To sign up to add your voice: Tunnel Vision Tunnel Vision by Logan Hicks – the largest stenciled mural in the world.  In the middle of 2020, during the height of the pandemic in…