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Harlem Success Academy Looking At Different Upper West Side School, District Official Says

Success Charter Network is looking at a different Upper West Side school for its expansion plans, an official says.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Controversial Upper West Side Charter School Clears Hurdle With SUNY Approval

The state's charter review commission approved Harlem Success Academy's plan to move to the Upper West Side.

Upper West Side & Morningside Heights »

Bill Perkins Drops the N-Word in Attack on Upper West Side Charter School

State Sen. Bill Perkins' use of the n-word raised eyebrows at a rally against a charter school.

Manhattan »

Upper West Siders Protest Harlem Charter School's Plan to Move Into Neighborhood

Parents say Harlem Success Academy's planned expansion to P.S. 145 will further strain an already overcrowded district.

Harlem »

Bill Perkins Lashes Out At Mayor For Calling the Primary a 'Royal Screw-Up'

Bill Perkins said he was worried Bloomberg's comments might encourage voters to stay home.

Harlem »

Harlem Voters Give Charlie Rangel Primary Win Despite Ethics Allegations

Despite ethics charges and an anti-government mood, Harlem voters remain loyal to their congressman.

Manhattan »

City Officials Agrees on New Rules to Protect Community Gardens

Under the new rules, the Parks Department pledges to preserve gardens as long as they are registered.

Manhattan »

Charles Rangel Refuses Calls to Quit at Harlem Forum

Challenger Adam Clayton Powell said Rep. Charles Rangel has lost his power and support at a forum on Monday night.

Manhattan »

Charlie Rangel Opponent Cries Foul Over Change in Candidates' Forum Format

Joyce Johnson accused Charles Rangel of avoiding questions from his challengers.

Downtown »

Mark Ruffalo Joins Pols at City Hall to Say 'No!' to Fracking

Actor Mark Ruffalo joined local pols Tuesday to warn of the potential dangers hydrofracking could pose to New York.

Manhattan »

Pols Say Nonpartisan Elections Will 'Disenfranchise' Minority Voters

Comptroller John Liu declared a "Coalition for Fair and Free Elections" to fight the push for nonpartisan elections.

Manhattan »

Politicians Call for Probe of NYPD's Role in Crash That Killed Elderly Nun

Commissioner Raymond Kelly said police were not chasing the car that killed a nun, contrary to eyewitness accounts.

Harlem »

Marcus Garvey Amphitheater Breaks Ground on $7 Million Renovation With Help From MTA

The Parks Department announced a pricey makeover for the historic band shell in Marcus Garvey Park.