Candlelight Vigil

Dr. Keith Taylor, a neighbor and friend writes:

Neighbors,
If you are able, I ask you to attend a community candlelight vigil at the 32nd Precinct tonight at 6:30 pm to show support for our officers at a time of great loss to the NYPD and to the Harlem community. Your presence will mean a tremendous amount to the officers and to me. As a volunteer NYPD community liaison, I regularly speak to rookie officers as they get assigned to the 32 Precinct about the Harlem community as well as lessons learned from my 23 years in the NYPD. We have lost one of our best, Officer Jason Rivera, and another officer, Wilbert Mora, is fighting for his life as I write this to you. Thank you for sharing this with our community.
Sincerely,
Keith

Art In The Park

Earlier, in the fall, we attended a reception for the sculpture Renaissance Women that was located in Marcus Garvey Park, in front of the pool entrance. The artist, Alice Mizrachi (pictured above) was on hand to answer questions, pose in front of her work, and help with a fun participatory art project.

If you’re in the park, make sure to stroll past and check out her hand-forged steel piece.

We Still Here

The Silent Procession (NYC4PR) is co-sponsoring a documentary film (fundraiser) on February 24th.

The documentary examines how in the absence of federal support from the previous administration, Puerto Rican communities were forced to rescue themselves in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria.

https://WeStillHereScreening.eventcombo.com

Silent Procession for Puerto Rico, Tomorrow

Super Nice Cafe

The best, absolutely the best donuts in New York City are here in East Harlem at Super Nice Bakery and Cafe. Super Nice is on East 117th, just east of Lexington.

They’re open at 8am on weekdays, and 10 on weekends.

This past weekend the queue at 10:15 was 10-12 people (and dogs) long, but boy the product is worth it:

When you want a warm donut that goes beyond, try Super Nice.

In Memory: The 2020 Silent Procession

A video of the 4th Annual (Virtual) Silent Procession for Puerto Rico

Save The Date: September 19th

The White Wall

The novel, the film, and the soundtrack Across 110th Street, reflected a fascinating cultural moment in New York City and Harlem. In the film you see a car driving up through Central Park, a heist across from the Morris-Jumel Mansion, and the unfinished Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Building being used in a horrific scene of violence.

The 2020 Census shows that New York’s borders between the UWS, and the UES in particular, are still firmly entrenched and, as they say, ‘visible from space’.

And while there is some movement in the diversity in the Upper West Side and Morningside Heights, the UES remains a steadfastly predominantly white community.