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  • Underrated: NYC's Great Affordable Neighborhoods By Jonathan Tuason | March 10, 2014

    Being one out of the two most important global cities, it’s no wonder why anyone would would want to live in New York.  Fortunately, there are great neighborhoods that, relative to others in their areas, make the New York experience more accessible, i.e. affordable. 

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  • Taking a Peek Into Gotham City’s Graffiti History By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 26, 2013

    Today Gotham City is the land of soaring skyscrapers, but it wasn’t always known for its sleek and slender skyline. Time travel zooms in on the 1960’s, when the city was still in its infancy, its people slowly emerging from their cocoons, and trying to get their voice heard, and make the city home. Emerging artists at the time needed an outlet to express themselves. Hence, the city became their canvas. Walls, bodegas, subway stations, trains - the city was suddenly enveloped in the imagination, and power of expression of the graffiti artists at the time.

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  • The race to the finish line: New York’s Mayoral Election Roundup By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 24, 2013

    New York’s mayoral elections are quickly approaching, and candidates looking to expand their voter base at the ballot, are doing everything in the book and beyond. From candid celeb sightings, public housing sleep overs, to facing the downside of being sued by Bloomberg, the candidates seem to be all over the place, to be seen and heard, all in a bid to get them up where Weiner stands alone (as of now)!

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  • In the heart of Harlem’s Renaissance - Sugar Hill By Shwetha Ravishankar | July 23, 2013

    Located in the northern part of Hamilton Heights in Harlem, Sugar Hill is a reminder of Harlem’s Renaissance during the first World War.

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  • Harlem Seeds Shakes The Neighborhood By Clemence Fontaine | June 24, 2013

    Constantly attempting to reduce its energy consumption and improve life quality, New York is making a great number of improvements in order to become a greener place for its residents. CitiBike has been one of the biggest innovations of these past years, though some of other happenings have been less advertised but are just as noteworthy. Harlem Seeds for instance is an association dedicated to educate its neighborhood towards healthy food options. 

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  • Harlem's Liquor License Law Restricts Growth By Joseph Lee | October 19, 2012

    Harlem, a rapidly evolving neighborhood, has drawn the attention of many restaurant and retail developers seeking to get a foot in the door in what may become Manhattan’s next hotspot, on the order of Soho or the Meatpacking District. Many local apartment owners and interested developers, however, believe Harlem’s rich cultural past and strong spiritual identity is actually standing in the way of the neighborhood’s development. A historic district steeped in culture, Harlem has what one of the highest concentrations of houses of worship in all of New York City. A strict Harlem law prohibits businesses from having a liquor license if they are located on the same street and within 200 feet of a house of worship or school. This law is forcing some new businesses to consider other neighborhoods.

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  • Harlem Victoria Wins Redevelopment Victory By Angel Jiang | October 11, 2012

    Ariel Aufgang clearly aims to make Harlem the “center of attention” with his $143 million proposal for the Victoria Theater project. The renderings of a 210-room full service, world class hotel featuring a 5,000 square foot ballroom and 230-unit apartment tower, complete with a porte cochere, have already made a colorful, dramatic impression. Many are quick to disregard Harlem luxury apartments because they hit the market just before the 2008 crash, and therefore remained there at asking prices well below their value. However, now luxury condos, such as 111 Central Park North, are breaking records for Harlem with their sale prices. Danforth Development Partners, the developers behind the Victoria project, follow a succession of recent development plans for Harlem that include high end condominium construction. Full Spectrum of NY LLC, for example, recently revealed plans to construct one of the first geothermally heated residential buildings in New York. Mixed-use, mixed-income, green, and historic preservation resonate well with the rest of Manhattan: it only follows that developers will move their focus to emerging markets like Harlem to establish choice real estate.

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  • Harlem Hospital Murals to Take Center Stage By Liam Delaney | September 17, 2012

    There is a new art project revving up in Harlem. Murals that were commissioned by the Works Progress Administration in 1936 for Harlem Hospital are being restored for the new patient building, known as The Mural Pavillion. Back in the day, the WPA’s Federal Art Project, created in 1935 to employ artists, commissioned over 500 murals to adorn New York’s Public Hospitals. Harlem Hospital’s murals in particular were the first major commission awarded to African-Americans by the federal government.

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  • Harlem's Victoria Theater Gets a Second Chance By Stephanie Spencer | July 20, 2012

    After years of neglect, state officials have finalized a project that will completely restore Harlem’s Victoria Theater, providing residents with affordable housing and additional jobs for the neighborhood. Gov. Cuomo’s Empire State Development Corp, who unanimously voted to approve the $143 million construction project on Wednesday, will turn the once abandoned theater into a haven for creative types and families, creating a non-profit art complex called the Theater of Harlem. Developers also plan on installing complexes that will be included in the glass encased, 26-story building such as the Apollo Theater Foundation and the Harlem Arts Alliance. In an attempt to restore a communal appeal to Victoria Theater, a 5,000 square ballroom will be installed in the hotel, allowing much of the original architecture such as the grand stairway, gilded chandeliers, and marquee to remain. The second tower will house brand new apartment condominiums that will be cost-friendly to New York City residents looking to live in Harlem.

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  • Upper East Side Residents Confront Fairway Officials Over Congestion By Stephanie Spencer | June 25, 2012

    Fairway Market’s latest branch on East 86th Street opened a year ago, and already it has caused quite a stir among residents who say that the store has failed to control the massive amounts of traffic it has created. The 86th Street Association assembled with supermarket officials to voice their concerns regarding overcrowding and noise last week. The association claims that delivery trucks are constantly blocking the sidewalk to pedestrians with forklifts, consequently taking away from the area’s residential appeal. The noise from Fairway’s workers and trucks have exacerbated complaints coming from the residents of the Upper East Side.

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