Welcome to Harlem’s Newsletter

  • The MTA Wants To Hear From You

    Dear Valued MTA NYC Transit Customer,Even in a global pandemic, we’re working hard to improve your experience with the transit system. As we plan for more customers to return, we need to hear from you, even if you haven’t used transit since before the pandemic began in March 2020. We’d like to get an idea…

  • 25th Precinct Community Council Meeting on Wednesday

    This is just a reminder that the next 25th Precinct Community Council meeting will take place on Wednesday, March 17th at 6:00PM.  So before you sit down to enjoy your Cornbeef and cabbage in honor of St. Paddy’s day join us for a few minutes to hear what’s been going on in and around the community, to…

  • Stormwater, and… Worse
    Stormwater, and… Worse

    Every time there is a snow melt or rainfall, the water that goes along the gutters of New York and then into the sewers has to go somewhere. Because we have a combined sewage system, during rainfall (depending on the load) what we flush down the toilet can be merged with sewer rainwater, and not…

  • Harlem Youth Unlimited
    Harlem Youth Unlimited

    A very rare comic is on the market for $500. This report on Youth in the Ghetto and The Blueprint for Change came out of the organization Harlem Youth Unlimited. The cover art, in particular, became an iconic image of the 1960s with fingers morphing into a loan shark, a threatening police officer, a pawnbroker,…

  • 409 and 555

    The Maysles Cinema has a showcase of Harlem-centric films on right now, streaming for free. The film, In The Face of What We Remember: Oral Histories of 409 and 555 Edgecombe Avenue, had personal reminiscences of the activists, musicians, doctors, lawyers, and leaders who lived in the two storied buildings on Edgecombe Avenue. To watch…

  • Build The Block Tonight

    Join the 25th Precinct’s Neighborhood Coordination Officer for our area, tonight at 6:30 PM. We’ll meet in Ginjan Cafe (Park/125). % of Students Living in School Zone (By Race/Ethnicity) From: https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/hpd/downloads/pdfs/wwl-plan.pdf Drug Bust in East Harlem Linked To A Yacht ‘Dope Joint’ The New York Times reported 100 years ago that a man living at…

  • Manhattan Borough President’s Candidate Forum

    Join The Greater Harlem Coalition on Wednesday, April 7th for a forum focused on Harlem and East Harlem issues/concerns. When: Apr 7, 2021 07:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada) Register in advance for this meeting:https://fordham.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcrdu-qrzguGdGyRCtH9to49JRVuMWeF1nL After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Fentanyl The Office of the…

  • 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…