Local activists keen on making a stretch of Morningside Avenue safer for pedestrians hope a renewed citywide concern for road safety will provide the political will to move a long-awaited traffic-calming plan for the avenue forward....
Three weeks after a Ferguson grand jury's decision sparked national outcry about police brutality, Columbia and Barnard administrators held forums this week to discuss the trauma some students have felt in light of recent events....
Updated, Nov. 9, 1:47 p.m.
A shooting at 104th and Columbus Avenue at 1:12 a.m Sunday morning is still under investigation....
Updated, Nov. 13, 7:57 a.m.
Five months after June's massive police raids at the Grant and Manhattanville Houses, the families of those arrested stood in a crowded eleventh floor hallway on Thursday morning, waiting to be let into the courtroom where their sons and daughters would appear....
To the east of Morningside Park lies the legendary neighborhood of Harlem. But this isn't the Harlem of the 1920s or the 1960s—the same streets where artists like Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday made their debuts are today lined with an eclectic mix of big-box stores, boutique restaurants, immigrant centers, and bodegas. Yet now, two decades after redevelopment has repopulated the historic neighborhood, some residents are worrying that rapid gentrification could threaten Harlem's legacy as the center of African-American life and culture....