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Kevin Hart: Giving Life Lessons to the Youth of Harlem

With Northeast Division Director for Chase Community & Business Development Robert Scott, Hart shared tools and tips for improving financial health. He urged students to develop healthy financial habits now, not when they are ‘successful,’ using the wit and humor that has made him the star that he is today. In front of an intimate …

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Governor Hochul Announces Four New COVID-19 Testing Sites at MTA Subway Stations

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that COVID-19 testing will be available at four new sites at Metropolitan Transportation Authority subway station stops beginning next week. These additional testing opportunities follow the seven subway stations which already offer walk-in testing.   “We are continuing to fight the winter surge with every tool at our disposal, and making sure testing is widely available remains a …

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Sidney Poitier, first Black actor to win best actor Academy Award, dies at 94

By Katharine Jackson (Reuters) – Sidney Poitier, who broke through racial barriers as the first Black winner of the best actor Oscar for his role in “Lilies of the Field,” and inspired a generation during the civil rights movement, has died at age 94, Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis said on Friday. “It is with …

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Powerhouse NYC brings together hip-hop’s biggest and brightest

by Derrel Jazz Johnson After the COVID-19 Pandemic erased a 2020 concert, Powerhouse NYC was back in 2021. Powerhouse NYC Power 105.1’s annual showcase concert of the station’s popular artists took place Sunday, November 21, 2021, and it didn’t disappoint. Artists such as Migos, Saweetie, Lil Baby, Roddy Ricch, Moneybagg Yo, Polo G, Bobby Shmurda, …

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Art in the Parks: Check Out Public Artworks on Display this Fall and Winter

The changing seasons are on full display, and so are NYC Parks’ free Art in the Parks exhibits! Parks invites New Yorkers to check out the more than 50 temporary installations in parks across the five boroughs while enjoying fall and winter in the city. These vibrant installations range from interactive sculptures to basketball court murals and …

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Governor Hochul Announces First of Five City Electric Vehicle Fast Charging Sites Installed Through State’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the launch of the “DRIve EV Downtown” program that will bring electric vehicle (EV) fast charging stations to downtown areas in New York State that are undergoing revitalization and development efforts. Amsterdam in Montgomery County is the first of five cities that will deploy EVolve NY fast chargers as part …

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Broadway is back! What to see on the Great White Way by Derrel Jazz Johnson

by Derrel Jazz Johnson After a shutdown that lasted about 18 months, Broadway, a huge tourist attraction and financial artery for New York City, is back! Whether you live in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, or anywhere else, now is the perfect time for you to make your return (or your debut) in the world-famous …

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Harlem Restaurant Week Returns & Reigns Over NYC

Harlem, NY – Harlem Restaurant Week, presented by Harlem Park to Park in conjunction with Empire State Development, Harlem Community Development Corporation, New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce and Uptown Grand Central, returns for its 12th season to present 60 restaurants and bars across One of the coolest neighborhoods of New York City (Time Out …

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Beehive deliveries keep New Yorkers buzzing on rooftops, backy

By Roselle Chen NEW YORK (Reuters) – Bustling New York City may not seem a bee-friendly place, but its high-rise rooftops and tiny gardens are buzzing with honeymakers threatened by pesticides in rural areas. About 2.4 million Italian honeybees waited in a white van to be taken to their new homes early Friday. It was …

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