Harlem/Metro

Sharing wisdom over Brunch. Big Hat Brunch meets in Harlem this April.

The all women’s Big Hat Brunch: If I Knew Then, What I Know Now will bring together women from the younger generation and more experienced generation to facilitate encouraging and enlightening conversations among seasoned professionals and aspiring youth.  With both panel and round table discussions, the Saturday afternoon  lunch will highlight the importance of entrepreneurial […]

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Local Artists Collective Responds to Gender-Based Violence

On Saturday, January 26, 2013, the women of SAWCC (South Asian Women’s Creative Collective) organized a protest action in front of the New York City Indian consulate on Indian Republic Day, as a “response to the horrific violence wrought upon Jyoti Singh Pandey in India, and on women’s bodies everyday around the world.” Eighty people

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A New Breed Of Upscale Salons Are Transforming The Images Of Harlem

Harlem has always been a place that is rich in culture and in more recent years hallmarked by cultural diversity. As the landscape of Harlem has changed, so has the brand of beauty services being offered in this historic region. The presence of mom-and-pop beauty shops is still very prevalent, but there’s a new breed

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Students defend failing Bread and Roses High School but blame their classmates for phaseout; ‘The teachers do everything they can,’ said one, ‘but if we don’t care this is what happens.’

Bread and Roses was one of three uptown public schools slated for phaseout by the Panel for Educational Policy this week, along with the Choir Academy of Harlem and J.H.S. 013 Jackie Robinson. MS 45/STARS Prep Academy, a Grade 6 to 8 school in East Harlem, will close at the end of the school year.

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Francis Begins First Full Day as Pope in Private Prayer

VATICAN CITY — Displaying some of his signature distaste for the trappings of high office, Pope Francis, the former Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, began the first full day of his papacy on Thursday with private prayers at a Roman basilica dedicated to the Virgin Mary, slipping quietly into the building by a side door and leaving some

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The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church and president of SUNY College at Old Westbury, receives UNCF Shirley Chisholm Community Service Award

Group highlights Thurgood Marshall Academy for Learning and Social Change as an example of his commitment to improving education in the community. One of Harlem’s most influential pastors was recently celebrated by the United Negro College Fund for his commitment to education. The Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts, pastor of Abyssinian Baptist Church, received the UNCF

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Two Harlem Parks Headed in Different Directions in New Park Group’s Survey

Just call it a tale of two parks. While Marcus Garvey Park in Central Harlem received a score of 91, up from 64 two years ago, on the Report Card on Large Parks by New Yorkers for Parks, St. Nicholas Park, on the west side of Harlem, is in decline, dipping to a 77 from a score of

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