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East Harlem »

Rats Hold Residents of East Harlem High-Rise Hostage, Locals and Pols Say

Rats freely roam the grounds of Lake View Apartments at East 106th Street and Fifth Avenue.

Central Harlem »

MTA, DOT Offer Revised Plan to Speed LaGuardia Bus Service

Harlem residents had complained that the plan to speed the M60 bus ignored the needs of the community.

East Harlem »

Choir Academy of Harlem Supporters Plead With DOE to Keep the School Open

DOE officials say the school is failing and unsafe, and are planning to phase it out.

East Harlem »

Liu Calls On City to Settle $250 Million Central Park Five Lawsuit

Comptroller John Liu says the city is at risk of paying more money if the case is not settled.

West Harlem »

Black Architects Say Columbia Shut Them Out of $6.3 Billion Harlem Campus

Critics say Columbia hasn't hired enough African-American architects for its Manhattanville expansion.

Central Harlem »

People Party in Harlem Streets as Obama Declared Victor

Lines at the polls on Election Day stretched down the block at many spots in Harlem Tuesday.

Harlem »

Harlem Residents Fight Plan to Narrow Lanes on Deadly Boulevard

The DOT said it will begin making changes to Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard in August.

Harlem »

Harlem School Co-Location Could Jeopardize Funding, Parents Fear

Education officals denied the Harlem Success Academy move would disqualify magnet schools' $11M grant.

Harlem »

Wadleigh Middle School Will Not Close As Planned, DOE Announces

Wadleigh Middle School school will receive a new principal after outcry from community and officials.

Harlem »

Plan to Phase Out Wadleigh Draws Ire of Harlem Residents

The closure of the middle school comes as a controversial charter school hopes to move into the building.

Harlem »

Liu Blasts City's Plan to Close Harlem's Wadleigh Middle School Grades

The DOE plans to close middle school grades at Wadleigh Secondary School for the Performing Arts.

Harlem »

Long-Delayed East Harlem Community Center Opens

The Johnson Houses Community and Children's Center  will feature a host of programs and services.

Downtown »

Mark Ruffalo Joins Rally Against Hydrofracking at BMCC

Mark Ruffalo and hundreds of others rallied against hydrofracking at BMCC Wednedsay.

Harlem »

Scott Stringer Wants to Halt Group's Spending of Columbia Cash in Harlem

Borough President Scott Stringer is trying to stop the group handling the $150 million Columbia University community benefits agreement with West Harlem to stop disbursing funds and reorganize.

Harlem »

Locals Call for Walmart to Stay Out of Harlem

Harlem United Against Walmart says the mammoth retailer would destroy small businesses and take advantage of workers.

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