Harlem Restaurant Debuts Supper Club on Sunday

Harlem Restaurant Debuts Supper Club on Sunday

May 21, 2011

Growing pains done, 5 and Diamond, at 2072 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, reinvents itself uptown with new menu.

5 and Diamond Restaurant Mixes Things Up.

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Mayor Bloomberg Offends Some With Comment About New York Parents Updated 3 hrs ago

 
 
Mayor Bloomberg Offends Some With Comment About New York ParentsMayor Bloomberg offended some New Yorkers with comments about parents fighting his plan to shutter schools. (Jill Colvin/DNAinfo)

By Dave Goldiner

 

 

DNAinfo News Editor

 

MANHATTAN – Mayor Michael Bloomberg put his foot in his mouth Friday when he said that parents who oppose his plan to shut down poorly-performing schools lack “formal education.”

On his weekly radio show, Bloomberg appeared to insult parents who are fighting to keep their children’s schools, including several in Harlem, from being shut down.

“They never had a formal education and they don’t understand the value of education,” he said.

The billionaire mayor showed his tone-deaf side when he continued to discuss the opposition to closing the schools, at which many students come from poor, homeless or immigrant families.

“The old Norman Rockwell family is gone,” he said.

City Advocate Bill de Blasio told The New York Times that the mayor’s comments were “profoundly disrespectful.” Parent advocates also slammed the comments as insensitive.

The teachers union and parents are suing to block Bloomberg’s controversial plan to shut down nearly two dozen schools citywide.

Among the targeted schools are Intermediate School 195 in Harlem; the Academy for Collaborative Education in Harlem; the Academy for Environmental Science Secondary High School in East Harlem; the Frederick Douglass Academy III in Harlem; Kappa II in East Harlem; and Norman Thomas High School on the Upper East Side.



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The latest New Yorker of the Week is a mother who’s decided to share her creative cakes with those in need.

Pilar Sanders At The Senator Chuck Allen, III Scholarship Fund In Harlem (Harlem World)
On Sunday June 26th, 2011 the Senator Chuck Allen, III Scholarship Fund will award three college-bound seniors $500 prizes for their academic achievements, and submitted essays.

Marian Wright Edelman: Fighting Cuts to Child Care (The Huffington Post)
New York City parent Yvonne works as a home care attendant to help support her 3-year-old son Darnell.

Manhattan's Historic Churches and Temples Open Their Doors for Tours This Weekend
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Architecture buffs will have an unprecedented chance this Saturday and Sunday to visit the city’s landmark religious institutions as part of the New York Landmarks Conservancy ‘s Sacred Sites Open House Weekend.
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Four Manhattan tenants were charged with scamming the city out of more than $200,000 in housing subsidies – and one blew the cash on a Florida vacation and shopping sprees, officials said Thursday.

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