Because I had the words “and I’m a reporter for the Columbia Spectator” to follow, I could proudly first say the words, “My name is Gina Lee.”
For the next week, celebrations around the city will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Beatles arriving in the United States.
At 4 p.m., kindergarten and first-grade students exiting the classrooms of a new Harlem charter school bid goodbye to their teachers, saying, “Have a nice day” and “See you later”—and “Shalom.”
Plans for bus-only lanes along 125th Street were put on hold earlier this summer—but some elected officials are trying to reignite the project.
The neighborhoods surrounding Columbia—the four neighborhoods Spectator covers—are home to their own rich histories, diverse residents, and local controversies.
As the warm weather coaxes skateboarders onto New York’s streets, one West Harlem public plaza will not be welcoming them. Police officers will patrol Frederick Douglass Circle daily to deter skateboarding.
Rep. Charles Rangel is aiming to overturn his 2010 censure by filing a lawsuit against members of the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Ethics, claiming they suppressed evidence that led to his censure.
“It’s really hard for us to really make money out on the streets. I think it’s a great idea," street vendor Sharif Douglas said.
Small business owners in Harlem will have an easier time completing administrative services when the Harlem Business Alliance's Back Office Initiative starts on Friday.
Harlem Pride, an LGBT community group, has made strides in increasing its presence in the neighborhood, and is embarking on a campaign to bring a pride center uptown.
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