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Residents question Harlem’s longevity as the Black Mecca

January 23, 2012


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 […]

Making more with less

October 31, 2011


Making ends meet on a tight budget is a difficult task for any cook. But when there are 500 to 700 mouths to feed every day, it becomes even trickier. Akanni Demazio, 29, is doing just that. He has been a chef at Food Bank for New York City’s community kitchen in Harlem for the past four years, but this […]

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.