A course titled “Co-Designing Smart Cities” has angered activists who see Columbia as a gentrifier.
Keith Haring’s Iconic East Harlem Mural, “Crack Is Wack,” Is Back
Moved by his friend Benny Soto’s struggles with addiction and riled by government inaction, Haring mobilized his boldly-outlined shapes and energetic figures to send a cautionary message.
“We Feel Very Betrayed”: Community Protests Replacement for J. Marion Sims Monument
Local stakeholders from the Beyond Sims Committee objected to a vote by a panel of judges appointed by New York City’s Department of Cultural Affairs.
A Caribbean Cultural Center Finds a Permanent Home in Harlem
The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute just reopened in a landmark building that was once a firehouse at 120 East 125th Street, right in between the atria and ventricles at the heart of East Harlem.
A Construction Wall in Harlem Becomes a Guerrilla Street Art Gallery
In 2014, a group of artists named Harlem Art Collective saw aesthetic potential in an abandoned wall located in a stalled construction site on East 116th Street.
NYC Housing Realities: 53,000 Artists Apply for 89 Affordable Apartments
Last May, developers for subsidized artist housing in East Harlem began accepting tenant applications for the building’s 89 units. By the July 14 deadline, over 53,000 artists had responded, DNAinfo reported.
East Harlem Subsidized Artist Housing Opens for Applications
A former public school on 99th Street in Harlem redeveloped into artist housing under the auspices of El Barrio’s Operation Fight Back has recently begun accepting tenant applications.