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Oktoberfest, German festival helps Harlem respond to changing tastes

September 29, 2011


Harlem is not the first word that comes to mind when one mentions Oktoberfest. But for Harlem businesses, the German festival is a creative way to establish Harlem as a hip, trendy neighborhood that is not only changing its demographics but also the way it does business. Unlike the 18 day beer festival in Germany, […]

Bringing books back to the Barrio

September 18, 2011


It’s about representation! Online bookseller Aurora Anaya-Cerda is reaching out to the community with a campaign to bring Latino based books back to East Harlem. She hopes that this initiative will bring a sense of pride and recognition for Hispanic culture back to the barrio. Read more.

A mixture of concern and nostalgia in Central Harlem 10 years after 9/11

September 11, 2011


As the United States commemorates the 10th anniversary of 9/11 with a Memorial to honor the victims, emotions and perspectives in Central Harlem reflect the growing concern over safety in America as well as the nostalgia people feel over the incident. Jaye Tasby, 31, a realtor from Texas now living in Central Harlem plans to […]

The Business of Costumes- Brooklyn costume designer gets ready for the West Indian American day parade

September 1, 2011