Morningside Gardens is one of the most active participants in Mayor Michael Bloomberg's city-wide composting pilot program, achieving high participation rates and low trash output.
Two years after Tayshana Murphy's death, her father and other locals are working to make sure she’s the last person killed in the turf war between youth in the Grant and Manhattanville houses.
About 100 locals gathered on Saturday to condemn violence between youth in Grant and Manhattanville houses in a rally planned by an unlikely trio of parents.
Young Empowered Artists of Harlem, or Y.E.A.H., located on 126th Street, aims to bring 15 teenagers each from Grant Houses and Manhattanville Houses together for work on a visual arts initiative, which Roy Secord, who runs the nonprofit, described as a large anti-violence mural.
The Grant Houses are where 18-year-old basketball star Tayshana Murphy was fatally shot in September 2011.
Youth crews have been widely blamed for a perceived spike in crime in West Harlem, as well as in the Grant and Manhattanville housing projects.
ESPN had ranked 18-year-old Tayshana Murphy as one of the nation’s top high school basketball players before she was gunned down in her building early Sunday morning.
After a long wait, students succeeded in creating a garden at the Grant Houses that will be revived in the spring.
In Harlem, Section 8 residents and tenant advocates say that possible cuts on a large scale could be devastating.
The Grant Houses Community Garden Project is a student-run organization that has been trying to bring a public garden to the Grant Houses since 2008.
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