Category: Food

  • Recycle Old Paint

    Recycle Old Paint

    The NYC Department of Sanitation (DSNY) is collaborating with PaintCare, a nonprofit stewardship program providing sites for households and businesses to recycle unwanted paint, stain, and varnish all year round.   Find a drop-off site near you at There’s no charge to drop off accepted products at PaintCare’s participating sites! The fee you paid at the time…

  • Manhattanhenge Returns

    Manhattanhenge Returns

    Wednesday, July 12 and Thursday, July 13 Manhattanhenge is back. Find a spot on Harlem’s east-west grid to catch the view. Manna’s Grand Opening

  • Ginjan Cafe in Brooklyn

    Ginjan Cafe in Brooklyn

    The New Yorker mentions East Harlem’s Ginjan Cafe has expanded to Brooklyn in an African food in Brooklyn review: Half a mile north, at Ginjan Café (333 Nostrand Ave.; $10-$20), a new Bed-Stuy outpost of a Harlem spot opened by two Guinean brothers, you can further explore West African beverages, plus an astonishing array…

  • East Harlem Nights

    East Harlem Nights

    Union Settlement house. East 104th Street. Enjoy!

  • Harlem > Chelsea

    Harlem > Chelsea reported that Harlem Hops (the Black-owned and operated beer venue on ACP) has now opened its second location in a new food court – Market 57 at Pier 57 – in Chelsea. Kim Harris (a Harlem Hops co-owner) noted that years ago many Black people drank beer, but “we were inundated by malt liquor…

  • Congress Member Espaillat Endorses Inez Dickens

    Congress Member Espaillat Endorses Inez Dickens

    Harlem’s Council Member – Adriano Espaillat – endorsed Inez Dickens – the latest Harlem establishment figure to support Dickens in her bid for City Council on June 27th. Espaillat stated that: “Inez is who we need… City Council needs her leadership, experience and passion.” Inez Dickens is seeking to reclaim her seat on City Council (District 9).…

  • Harlem Neighbors, Organizers, and Activists Celebrated

    Harlem Neighbors, Organizers, and Activists Celebrated

    Our neighbors, Eva Chan and Lilian Chow were recently celebrated and highlighted by Columbia University for their work and activism to support Harlem’s growing Asian community. In the summer of 2021, we started distributing meals to Asian seniors with the help of Heart of Dinner. We’re looking for ways to expand that service because…

  • Block Party on 126th Street

    Block Party on 126th Street

    The 2041/5th HDFC Co-Op (on the corner of 126th Street and 5th Avenue) will be hosting their 2nd Annual Block Party: A Great Day In Harlem Kids Party on August 12, 2023. The Community Board (CB11) will review this Block Party using Event ID: 698307. If you have any comments on this proposed date/event, please…

  • Revisiting The 2020 Black Lives Matter Mural

    Revisiting The 2020 Black Lives Matter Mural

    The Next 60 Years for Sylvia’s Restaurant Sylvia’s Restaurant, which celebrated its 60th anniversary in August 2022, is a testament to the values instilled by the founder and matriarch, Sylvia Woods. She cultivated a strong community around her soul food restaurant in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood that has continued to thrive, even after her…

  • 3rd Avenue Market?

    3rd Avenue Market?

    When looking in an early 20th century street car, bus, and subway index to New York City streets, this popped up: indicating that there was a market at Third Avenue and 129th Streets – where the large sports fields are and where the traffic from the 3rd Avenue Bridge gets routed to East 129th Street…

  • Under The Tracks

    Under The Tracks

    (from Uptown Grand Central’s newsletter) “The overhead lights in the back of a public plaza in East Harlem, mounted on a rusty viaduct that supports the Metro-North Railroad, were not working. And Carey King was panicking. Ms. King, who runs the plaza as the director of Uptown Grand Central, a nonprofit group formed by local…

  • Spatial Information Design Lab

    Spatial Information Design Lab

    Since 2005, Columbia University’s Spatial Information Design Lab has been exploring the geography of incarceration. In their project The Pattern, the Columbia University team looks at the relationship between impoverished communities and their physical infrastructure, racial make-up, community investment, and incarceration. The Design Lab’s resulting maps are fascinating explorations of how we have not only…