Mapping Police Violence

The website has an amazing set of data visualizations to illustrate the patterns behind police violence. The sobering evidence is well worth examining and contemplating.

To see the 2020 map of where police violence occurred, see:

Love Your Block!

Here is a great way to get $1,000 to help beautify your amazing block!

Power Outages

Last month’s power outages in Texas (Thanks deregulation!) led to the exponential use of a previously obscure website that tracks (nationally) power outages. This might be a good site to bookmark, although, the obvious ‘If the power is out, how are you going to look at it?’ question applies:

The site shows states with outages and allows you to drill down to look at regional, state, and local level data. Here’s what I found when I checked, 4 customers in Manhattan without power, this evening.

For information about what’s happing right now, see this link:

I Want Your Vote! (But did they vote?)

City Limits has a fascinating look at who among the mayoral candidates has had a record of voting in New York City elections.

To learn more about the complexity of age, time out of the city, and more, see the full article here:

Lex/125 New Development

GothamToGo has published a report on a new potential development at the corner of Lexington and 125th Street on the south-west corner.

If this project goes forward, it would mark an incredible change for this part of the Lexington and 125th Street corridors.

Jobs for Youth!

Here’s a jobs program for young Harlem residents if they’re interested to work with plants & gardeners & make $18/hour !



Spring Session Dates:
March 27 — May 15

Saturdays from 8 AM – 4 PM

Earn $18 per hour!


  • Work in all four Historic Harlem Parks: Jackie Robinson, Marcus Garvey, Morningside and St. Nicholas
  • Learn about landscaping, gardening, park ecology, sustainability, teamwork and leadership
  • Contribute to the vitality of your community by beautifying Harlem’s green spaces

Questions? Email [email protected]


Map makers are always look at edges. Edges of land and water, edges of populations, edges of political control. Reddit has taken a shot at defining NYC’s neighborhoods.

The boundaries of our community are interesting and, I think, better defined than by the political boundaries we currently have.

To see more:

White Demographic Increases and Decreases: 1990 – 2016

The patterns of white New Yorkers since 2016 results in a fascinating map of our city. Downtown/central Brooklyn has seen the largest increases, as has Central Harlem.

Meanwhile the neighborhoods where white New Yorkers are leaving, tend to be on the fringes of the city, in lower density communities, and in Queens, in particular.


New Development for Park Avenue Between 126th and 128th Streets

CB11 approved a new proposed development in East Harlem that would have 2 new 17 story buildings, bringing 450 units of affordable housing. The location sits between 1775 Houses and AK Houses and would include retail space on the street level.

The developers – Tahl Propp Equities – currently own over 3,000 apartments in East Harlem. This development would be reserved for people with low and extremely low incomes.

To see which other buildings Tahl Propp Equities owns near you, see:

Hotels in 1851

In 1851 you could go to two hotels in our neighborhood. One would be where the (MTA) train line on Park Ave. meets the Harlem River, and the other would be at 128/3rd, where a public school now exists:

Also note that from 125 to 127th, between Park Avenue and 5th Avenue, there was a nursery (Floy’s Nursery).