The ground-breaking film Cotton Comes to Harlem featured a number of live action scenes that were shot here in our community. In one chase scene, after the robbery of the community’s investment money, the lead characters head away from a fundraising rally, and pass a building with a set of very distinctive windows:
The relatively treeless location looks quite different now, but the two New York City Board of Education crests that are just above and to the right of the white car (the crests are blurry yellow and green) indicated that this spot was a school.
The school is now PS 138 and located on the block bounded by 127/128th Streets and Lexington and 3rd Avenues.
To see the chase scene:
Rally for Parks
Mayor Adams promised New Yorkers that 1% of Mayor Adams’ Executive Budget to go towards NYC Park.
Suddenly, that 1% has dropped to .6% of the Executive Budget
Join the Play Fair Budget Rally on Thursday, May 26th from 10:00 to 11:00am at City Hall to remind the Mayor that a promise is a promise.
Finally, remember to register to testify for parks at the Executive Budget Hearing on Wednesday, May 25 at 10 AM. Register here ASAP – registration is first-come-first-served. Expect testimony talking points shortly.