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Residents question Harlem’s longevity as the Black Mecca

January 23, 2012

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Far away from Zuccotti Park where the widely publicized Occupy movement started, three women, who say they are shocked and frustrated with gentrification in Harlem, took to the stage for a protest through the arts. Renaissance in the Belly of a Killer Whale, a play written and produced by four women under the age of […]

Oktoberfest, German festival helps Harlem respond to changing tastes

September 29, 2011

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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, […]