Timbuktu has long been considered an important world landmark that represents a rich Muslim heritage and strong ties to learning and education. Under the rule of King Mansa Musa (early 1300s), the city became one of the biggest trading posts for the all important gold and salt trade. Mansa Musa became the richest man in […]
With the baseball season fast approaching, it’s time to turn our attention to the New York teams that have brought us glory throughout history. From 1947 to 1957, the three teams that represented New York City were the Yankees, Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers. Some of the greatest players came out of this decade. In the
Hollywood’s most memorable fashion moments happen on the famous Red Carpet. As paparazzi clamber over each other for the best shots of the hottest celebrity, the whole world holds its breath as they wait to see which starlet is really the belle of the ball. From the Oscars to Hollywood luncheons Red Carpet appearances swing
As millions of high school seniors (and their families) across New York City and the country anxiously await their college acceptance letters, a related issue is causing an equal amount of anxiety: how to pay for college. Financial aid is designed to help those who need it most – particularly low-income and underserved families –
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.
These cards, collected by Langston Hughes and held with his papers in Yale’s Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, advertised “rent parties” to be held in Harlem in the 1940s and 1950s. Hosts of these gatherings opened up their apartments for a night, charging a fee to guests in return for live music, dancing, and socializing.
Lorenzo Fertitta sat in the front row at a mixed martial arts fight in New York. The problem for Fertitta, chairman and chief executive of Ultimate Fighting Championship, was that front row’s location — the Capitol building in Albany, high above the action on the floor of the state Senate instead of in Madison Square Garden. Fertitta and a number of other UFC officials, fighters
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
Out of sight but not too far out of mind, accused Killer Nanny- Yoselyn Ortega, was back in the public eye today for the first time. America’s worst nanny was in court for an update to her first degree murder charge for the brutal and unsettling attack on the two children under her watch. The
Amar Diarrassouba, 6, left his home on Thursday with his older brother, 9, set for school. As they began to cross 1st avenue just before 8am, a white tractor-trailer turned onto 1st Avenue from 117th street, striking and killing Amar. The crash was heard a block away, at the child’s elementary school, PS 155. The