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In an example of NYC landlords’ absurd neglect of their own properties, one block in Harlem has had to deal with scaffolding for a decade. The New York Times reports that the structures at Lenox Avenue and 123rd Street in Harlem provide unauthorized shelter for homeless people, “strapping young men” exercising, and alleged drugs deals. While ten […]

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T. Berry has wandered the New York underground since the ’70s, telling his unique blend of rap, spoken word and traditional black folk tales to anyone who will listen — most often, the intoxicated. Adam Forrester recently described T. Berry’s singular art for Feature Shoot: But what makes T. Berry’s street performances so unique and striking […]

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In Harlem last week, NYPD officers arrested 40 people suspected to be associated with two rival gangs in the area. The arrests took place during a massive raid of two project buildings. On WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show, Daryl Khan, New York bureau chief of the Juvenile Justice Information Exchange and a CUNY journalism professor, reported on […]

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Yesterday, we reported on Brian Wilson, a photographer who was flying his DJI Phantom drone at the scene of the explosion in East Harlem that killed seven people and injured dozens. Now, the Daily News has some of the footage Wilson shot. The Daily Dot got a cell-phone clip of the drone taking off, and it […]

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The explosion that rocked East Harlem yesterday, collapsing two buildings, has killed seven people. At least five people are still missing, and 60 are injured. “Those who are missing could well be safe in another location,” said Mayor de Blasio. “There’s a tremendous amount of anxiety, but suffice it to say that every effort is […]

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While this amateur Facebook video showed the chaos and confusion on the ground after this morning’s explosion in East Harlem, the above photos, published by the MTA, capture the immediate relief effort. Firefighters spray down the burning buildings from atop cherry pickers, rail workers clear Metro-North tracks of debris, and the smoke billows on. See them in […]

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A Harlem photographer recorded the below video, seemingly shortly after the explosion in East Harlem that killed at least two people and injured 20. Though it’s only about 15 seconds long, it reflects the chaos on the ground this morning, as police usher people to safety, pulling them out of their cars and onto the […]

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According to the Daily News, Harlem will be the next NYC neighborhood to get free public Wi-Fi. Inspired by the Google Wi-Fi zone in Chelsea, former Goldman Sachs guy Glenn Fuhrman is donating $2 million to pay for the system, which would provide wireless internet to the area bounded by 110th Street, 138th Street, Madison Avenue, and […]

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That gentleman you see (in the gallery above) is named Jack and we had a long conversation about his life and how he became homeless and found Jesus. I usually see “photos of New York” of Times Square, but that doesn’t attract me. Stories attract me. These photos were taken between 5am and 7am near 125th and […]

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According to Community Board 10 Chairwoman Henrietta Lyle, the first uptown Citi Bikes may be arriving in Harlem. Lyle told the board yesterday that two racks would be installed in the neighborhood: one at Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 155th Street, the other at Lexington and 98th. Lyle questioned whether these were the ideal locations. “What about […]

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