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Harlem – News May 28, 2011

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Collecting special: Upcoming sales (Financial Times)
With prices for Chinese ceramics heading for the stratosphere, it is not surprising that Christie’s has estimated that a rare and remarkable revolving vase from the 18th-century Qianlong period could realise as much as HK$240m . The piece has been given a dedicated catalogue that highlights both its rarity and the fact that it has been preserved in …

Allegedly Frisked Attorney Sues Over NY Taxi-Search Policy (ABA Journal)
An attorney allegedly frisked by the New York police under a policy that he says officers use to illegally search taxi passengers under the guise of checking on driver safety has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against the city with the help of the American Civil Liberties Union.

A chance to sing at the Apollo
A chance to sing at the Apollo (CulpeperNews, Culpeper, VA)
Harlem is about to get a little taste of Culpeper. In July, local 13-year-old, Morgan Brown , will sing her way to Harlem to audition for the amateur competition at the Apollo Theater.
New Disney Playground and 103rd Street Community Garden Restoration (Uptown Flavor)
On May 19th, as part of the ongoing restoration of the 103rd Street Community Garden, about 200 community volunteers, New York Restoration Project staff, Disney VoluntEARS and KaBOOM! Organizers came together to build a playground and children’s garden.

HW JazzCafe @ aloft Harlem, June 13th, 2011 (Harlem World)
ProducedA by JazzPlus andA Harlem World A Magazine , hw jazzcafe brings the best Harlem history transformed by cafe flavor.

Gala NYC Concert
Gala NYC Concert (MyFoxNY)
Gala NYC is putting on its final concert of the spring preview series on Saturday in Brooklyn.
New York Teacher (Edwize)
Highlights from the May 26 issue of New York Teacher : Thousands rally for a ‘city that works for everyone’ It was a sight to see as tens of thousands of educators, students, parents, community advocates, other unionized workers and New Yorkers of all stripes flooded lower Manhattan on May 12 to protest budget cuts and layoffs and call for a …

East Harlem Film Festival to Rival Tribeca, Says Founder (DNAInfo)
East Harlem International Film Festival gets underway next week. ” W atch out, DeNiro, we are going to give you a run for your money,” he warned the founder of the Tribeca Film Festival.

A Hidden Garden Inside Upper East Side Library
A Hidden Garden Inside Upper East Side Library (DNAInfo)
It’s like a secret garden. Inside the New York Society Library’s townhouse at 53 East 79th St.
Gift of music at Harlem Boys Club (New York Daily News)
The Boys’ Club of New York musicians performing at Symphony Space on Broadway. Anthony Musngi taught himself to play the guitar by surfing the Internet and watching videos on YouTube .


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Harlem Neighbors Fear They’ll Lose Basketball Court Amid New Construction

Harlem Neighbors Fear They’ll Lose Basketball Court Amid New Construction

May 25, 2011

A proposed apartment building could rise on the site of a basketball court on West 117th Street near Fifth Ave.

Residents Near Planned Central Harlem Developments Bemoan Loss of Basketball Court

By Jeff Mays

DNAinfo Reporter/Producer

HARLEM — Lou Castro says the basketball court behind her building at Fifth Avenue and East 117th Street gave her two grandsons a safe place to play when she wasn’t well enough to take them to the park.

“I can’t walk too much, so taking them to Central Park was too far sometimes,” she said.

But the court will be gone for good if L+M Development Partners Inc. get their way and build two new buildingswith almost 200 units of housing on the site, a plan that has Castro and other residents up in arms.

“It’s sad because where are the kids going to play?” Castro said while standing outside of her building.

Community Board 10 will have a hearing on proposed zoning changes needed to facilitate the new buildings on June 1.

Read more: http://www.dnainfo.com/20110525/harlem/harlem-neighbors-fear-theyll-lose-basketball-court-amid-new-construction?utm_content=chiefcharley472%40gmail.com&utm_source=VerticalResponse&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Harlem%20Neighbors%20Fear%20They%27ll%20Lose%20Basketball%20Court%20Amid%2E%2E%2E&utm_campaign=Fleet%20Week%20Marine%20Killed%20by%20Carcontent#ixzz1NVBHpYX9

Hoop Dreams in Harlem


Most would call East Harlem a rough neighborhood. I call it home.

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Like many kids in my community, I grew up playing ball. Basketball transcended the sometimes tough reality we lived in. It was a constant truth in our lives and a source of positivity. In 2009, I co-founded Hoops By the River (HBTR) as a way to use my passion for basketball to better my community and provide that constant flow of positivity.
We’ve been working closely with a large group of boys and girls, including my own children, to provide programs to sharpen skills on and off the court. Rooted in basketball, we offer practices, tournaments and regular season games but we also focus on school work and the importance of education.
This week HBTR was announced as the newest addition to the A.T.R. Project (Assisting The Rise)[TM] – Above the Rim’s (ATR) community-based youth development grant program. We feel privileged and blessed to be working hand-in-hand with a brand that shares the same values as HBTR. By working together my players will get closer to making their dreams a reality.

This Saturday, May 28th, HBTR and ATR are hosting a basketball clinic and tournament, “Stop the Violence,” from 9AM to 5PM at Jefferson St. Park in East Harlem, NY. The tournament will showcase some of Harlem’s finest young basketball players and raise awareness for anti-violence behavior in the community.
From 9AM-12PM we will host a skills clinic hosted by the Harlem Jazz coaches and from 12:30PM – 5PM we will have competitive tournament games for ages 10 and up. The day-long event will have a special guest appearance by Corey “Homicide” Williams, internationally known as the “King of NYC Streetball.” Corey will be helping out at the skills clinic and available for photo opportunities throughout the day.
In addition to this weekend’s event, ATR is also helping us plan a preparatory school visit in upstate New York, a yoga session, a behind-the-scenes tour at a New York-based sports facility and a group visit to Dime Magazine‘s office. Our goal is to show the players how they can translate their passion for the game into a career or hobby.
Look out for more HBTR events this summer and we welcome all to join us this weekend!

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Thu, 26 May 2011 17:12:00 GMT

Summer on the Hudson presents Game Days! in West Harlem Piers Park

Summer on the Hudson presents Game Days! in West Harlem Piers Park

Date: May 31, 2011

Calling all children under 12 who want something fun to do on a sunny afternoon.
Games such as giant tic tac toe, lawn bowling, hopscotch, jump rope and more will be ready for your arrival. Sign them out, enjoy your play, and then return the games so they will be there next week!

Start time: 10:00 am

End time: 2:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park