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07.02.15 Liam Mathews

This video, posted to Facebook on July 1, has gotten over a million views due to the stunning aggression shown by the plainclothes detective enacting the arrest. Two men were walking down Frederick Douglass Boulevard in Harlem when they were stopped. It’s unclear if the police told them why they were being stopped, or if […]

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06.25.15 Liam Mathews

The center track at the 145th Street subway station is becoming the most iconic gap in the MTA system. It’s been jumped across on skateboard and on BMX bike, impressive stunts that created a mystique. Another young fellow recently made the leap on foot, trying to add his own body to the legacy of filmed […]

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06.23.15 Prachi Gupta

Witnesses say that four people were arrested in Harlem during a peaceful march in remembrance of the nine Charleston Shooting victims on Monday night. The Daily News reports that around 200 people showed up at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. statue at 125th Street to honor the six black women and three black men who […]

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04.01.15 Liam Mathews

Between May 14th and 17th, the inaugural FLUX Fair will come to Harlem’s once-decrepit, now-thriving Corn Exchange building at 125th Street and Park Avenue. Scheduled to coincide with the prestigious Frieze Art Fair, the FLUX Fair will showcase the growing fine art community in Manhattan’s newest art-destination neighborhood. The FLUX Fair is being presented by […]

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03.31.15 Prachi Gupta

Harlem rapper Azealia Banks has released a new music video for “Ice Princess” off her debut album Broke With Expensive Taste. The video is not as technologically immersive as “Wallace,” the interactive Google Chrome-powered single that Banks put out a few weeks ago, but it nonetheless tech-heavy; reliant upon CGI and trippy, psychedelic animations. As […]

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11.05.14 Amy K. Nelson

In late October, several businesses in Harlem and Fort Greene began posting controversial signs on their doors warning potential customers that the wearing of either hoodies or masks in their store would result in trespassing. A few days later, ANIMAL went to Harlem and found that the stores took down the signs, with one store […]

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10.30.14 Amy K. Nelson

Two businesses in Harlem that posted the controversial “Do not enter with hoodie or mask” signs have recently taken them down. On Thursday morning, ANIMAL visited both the Bravo supermarket and Kings Deli on Frederick Douglass Boulevard and the signs were no longer posted at either one. When I walked into Bravo earlier, I had […]

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10.29.14 Prachi Gupta

Controversial signs banning hoodies from stores, first spotted in Harlem, are now cropping up in shops in Fort Greene, reports DNAinfo. The signs, pictured above, read: “DO NOT ENTER WITH HOODIE OR MASK/IF SO YOU ARE NOW TRESPASSING.” They are intended to deter masked shoplifters or robbers — who are often difficult to identify because […]

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10.06.14 Marina Galperina

“I waved my arms and yelled at it but it just looked at me and wouldn’t leave,” Harlem resident Oscar Bleetstein tells DNAinfo. Raccoon sightings on West 119th Street have increased over the last few months. They’re “as big as small dogs” and aren’t afraid of humans. Locals have observed packs of raccoons “roaming the streets and sidewalks […]

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09.15.14 Sophie Weiner

Tenants of Harlem’s Riverton Houses, which include state assemblyman Keith L. T. Wright, are suing the property’s owners for $10 million over illegal rent hikes. The lawsuit alleges that CWCapital Asset Management and Compass Rock Real Estate have been overcharging residents as part of their plan to force them out of their rent regulated homes and secure more profitable renters: “It’s all […]

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