West Harlem

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2014

    Doctor With Ebola-like Symptoms Rushed to Hospital in NYC

    Paramedics rushed a doctor in West Harlem to Bellevue Hospital on Thursday after he started showing Ebola-like symptoms. Craig Spencer, 33, a physician with Doctors Without Borders, treated Ebola patients in Guinea, Africa, before returning to New York City more than a week ago, according to the P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 15, 2014

    Announcement: Best of NYC 2014 Is Now Live

    Attention, NYC: The time has come once again to reflect upon the things that make this city great. Our Best of NYC 2014 issue hits the streets today, and you can peruse it right this very second on our website.

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Melba's Restaurant Is a West Harlem Gathering Place With Good Vegetarian Options

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Melba's Restaurant (300 West 114th Street, 212-864-7777) Neighborhood: West Harlem Cuisine: American Comfort Food

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    Six Restaurants That Opened In NYC This Week

    When one restaurant's doors close, another's open in fast-paced New York City, and every Friday, we'll fill you in on what opened up around town. This week: a matcha-centric cafe opens in Williamsburg, seafood makes its way to West Harlem, and three brothers are serving up their unique roasts in Bro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Have a Taste of the Vegetarian Poutine From Harlem Public

    The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Harlem Public (3612 Broadway, 212-939-9404) Neighborhood: Hamilton Heights, Harlem Cuisine: New American

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2013

    New Truancy Program Will Help Kids Stay in School, Says Manhattan District Attorney

    Yesterday the Manhattan District Attorney joined the Schools Chancellor and NYPD Commissioner to announce a new initiative to help bring down truancy rates in New York City. DA Cyrus Vance stated that the new Engagement Center, a place for frequently truant kids to receive mentoring, is meant to low ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2013

    The Grange Opens in Harlem Tomorrow

    Long-time West Harlem residents Roy Henley and Rita Royer-Henley are showing their neighborhood some love with their new comfort food restaurant in Hamilton Heights: At 4 p.m. tomorrow, the couple will throw open the doors at The Grange Bar & Eatery (1635 Amsterdam Avenue) to showcase the spot's new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2013

    Major Stop and Frisk Trial Begins: Harlem Mom Takes 14-year-old Son to Watch Opening Statements

    In the overflow room set up for the much anticipated trial over the city's stop and frisk campaign, we came across two unexpected courtroom observers: a mom from Harlem and her 14-year-old son. Iusaset Bakr tells the Voice that she took her Jaihdow Kwantu out of school for the day and brought him t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Cynthia Zarin on New York: "The City Becomes a Kind of Character in Our Lives"

    Poet Cynthia Zarin writes hard truths with a soft voice, and for the first time she puts that same voice and poetic density into a book of prose. Out this month from Alfred A Knopf, Zarin's memoir An Enlarged Heart: A Personal History is a series of essays about her life in New York: work, apartment ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Mapmaker, Mapmaker, Make Me a Map: John Randel Jr., and the Manhattan grid

    Much of Manhattan was made long in the past--or long enough ago that its boundaries are often seen as acceptable and natural, while the people who live on the fringe (read: above 96th Street) are easily forgotten when defining the character of the city. (This tendency became briefly regretful when, ... More >>

  • News

    October 3, 2012

    For the First Time in 20 Years, New York's Crime Rate Is on the Rise

    While Bloomberg brags about his record, the city's crime rate is on the rise

  • Blogs

    September 14, 2012

    Stop and Frisk Protestors Get Harlem Residents to Literally Blow the Whistle on the Police

    Dozens of Harlem residents proudly blew whistles yesterday in order to sound the alarm on Stop and Frisk. The protest was a part of a city wide demonstration across all five boroughs led by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network. The group is urging New Yorkers to blow whistles anytime they witness a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 14, 2011

    McDonald's Inspires Most Brand Loyalty Among Coffee Drinkers; Food Writers Can't Stop Recounting Meals at El Bulli

    ​A YouTube video gone viral suggests that sugar is toxic. Is our excessive consumption of sugar not only causing diabetes and obesity, but heart disease, hypertension, and many common cancers? [NY Times] McCafé customers are apparently more loyal to the Golden Arches than Starbucks patrons o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 22, 2011

    Klaus Jacob, Columbia Disaster Expert: Why Closing Indian Point Makes Sense

    ​In October 2008, the Voice profiled Klaus Jacob, Columbia University's expert on urban environmental disasters. In that story, we examined how the Ivy League school had ignored warnings by its own expert about expanding into areas subject to flooding because of climate change. Today we talke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2008

    Bloomy "Grubby," Says Parker; Mayor's Fine, Say Clergy; "No More Questions," Says Mystery Man

    Fresh from trouncing two council opponents in last month's Democratic primary, Brooklyn state senator Kevin Parker is fired up and not taking it any more. Parker has been a regular at recent City Hall press conferences of foes of Mayor Bloomberg's proposal to overturn term limits. Here's a sample ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Lawsuit: Columbia Expansion Poses 'Biohazard' Risk

    The largest landowner threatened by Columbia’s Manhattanville expansion has filed a suit against the school and city, alleging that the environmental review process for the expansion was insufficient. The process may have even ignored the risk for potential biohazard threats to the West Harlem com ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2007

    Six Students Go On Hunger Strike at Columbia

    Six Columbia University undergrads went on hunger strike Wednesday to protest the university's expansion into Manhattanville, the lack of a resources for ethnic studies, and the administration's response to recent hate crimes on campus. The student won't reveal their names but have launched a blog ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2007

    Congestion Pricing Panel Named

    According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2007

    Tenants and Landlord Hit Pinnacle of a Dispute

    By Maria Luisa Tucker A long-running dispute between one of New York's biggest landlords and its tenants has reached a boiling point. The much-despised Pinnacle Group, which owns 420 apartment buildings throughout the city, has elicited a rising number of complaints over the past couple years. In M ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2006

    Harlem Suit: State Keeps Secrets

    A group of West Harlem business owners and activists sued the Empire State Development Corporation on Thursday, alleging that the agency violated the state's Freedom of Information Law by refusing to divulge documents related to Columbia University's plan to take over 17 acres north of 125th Street. ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 21, 2004

    Hatchet Job

    Searching in vain for signs of hardwood in Manhattanville