Garbage bags and seedlings in hand, schoolchildren and good Samaritans gathered on Saturday morning along the medians of Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard in Central Harlem. Their goal: to make the green spaces in the middle of the street as beautiful as those on Park Avenue.
The Harlem Garage, at Frederick Douglass Boulevard and 118th Street, will rent out 6,000 square feet of office space to businesses in the neighborhood when it opens in July, providing space for about 150 workers.
As the warm weather coaxes skateboarders onto New York’s streets, one West Harlem public plaza will not be welcoming them. Police officers will patrol Frederick Douglass Circle daily to deter skateboarding.
Business developers say the changes to 125th Street have been for the better.
Harlem Pride, an LGBT community group, has made strides in increasing its presence in the neighborhood, and is embarking on a campaign to bring a pride center uptown.
The petition, organized by the operator of the market, Down to Earth Markets, has gathered almost 600 signatures.
Community members and preservationists are concerned that the 109-year-old St. Thomas the Apostle Church, known for its unique architectural design, could be demolished or otherwise harmed in a redevelopment.
Administrators said they appreciated the opportunity to interact with other deans and department chairs, with whom they may never have professional dealings.
The task force will explore Columbia’s current online offerings and examine its options going forward. Columbia is offering its first two massive open online courses next semester.
The 26-story complex will feature a 210-room hotel with a ballroom, mixed-income rental housing, a cultural arts center with a 199-seat theater, retail space, and a restaurant and jazz club.
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