When Clyde Williams’ job relocated him to Harlem in 2001, he arrived with images from Langston Hughes’ poems in mind.
NEWS: West Harlem
Harlem residents who had been summoned to court for small offenses like littering or disorderly conduct had a chance to clear their records at an event last Saturday, which organizers said would prevent minor summonses from ruining offenders’ job prospects or causing their arrests.
A lack of communication from building management at the Ennis Francis Houses on 124th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard has confused tenants who should have already moved out of their dilapidated building into a renovated one.
The West Harlem Development Corporation is asking the city whether there is enough space at the Grant Houses to build 200 additional units of affordable housing—an idea some residents say would compromise needed youth spaces.
To see Franco Gaskin’s murals, it is best to visit 125th Street early in the morning or at night, when the stores are closed and the gates are pulled down over the store windows.
Community organizers secured a city permit to block off Old Broadway on Thursday and Saturday afternoons from Aug. 27 through Sept. 26, as part of ongoing efforts to provide more resources to youth living in the Grant and Manhattanville Houses.
The flames never reached Juana Rivera’s apartment, but there are still reminders of the fire that displaced 20 families in 3333 Broadway—a 1,250-unit housing complex on Broadway and West 131st Street.
The Textbook Stipends Project, an initiative of a Harlem-based nonprofit called Project Brownstone, selects a handful of West Harlem high school seniors to receive a $250 stipend at the beginning of each semester of college.
As they continue the process of distributing $76 million to the West Harlem community, representatives of the West Harlem Development Corporation said that while their current outreach has been successful, local residents need more programs that can teach them how to effectively apply for grants.
Carlton Davis does more than just live in the Grant Houses. He hosts Halloween parties for its children, dreams of organizing a baseball team for its teenagers, and, as of Sunday, is the president of its tenant association.