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80-year-old East Harlem barber in danger of eviction after 60 years in business
New York Daily News
Every day, 7 am to 5 PM” “Here” is 360 E. 116th St. In East Harlem, where Caponigro’s one-man barber shop has stood for 60 years, and where the proud Italian immigrant wants to stay doing what he loves most. “I was a man of the people,” said Caponigro,
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New York Daily News
Wi-If Set to Expand to 19 More City Parks
New York Times (blog)
By MATT FLEGENHEIMER Free Wi-If service will be made available in 19 more city parks, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg announced on Thursday in East Harlem, which would more than double the number of parks with Wi-If. It works, the mayor declared in Thomas
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In Harlem Buildings, Reminders of Easy Money and the Financial Crisis
New York Times
By CHARLES V. BAGLI At Riverton Houses, a middle- and working-class apartment complex in Harlem, residents noticed a few changes after new owners came in. Lobbies were renovated. New elevators were installed. A decorative fence went up around the
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A brush with true talent: Dover local holds his own against Harlem Wizards
Foster’s Daily Democrat
Editor’s note: This is a first-person account from Foster’s freelancer and Dover resident Ron Cole of his experience playing in a Dover High School Soccer Boosters Association fundraiser game against the Harlem Wizards, a team that travels around the
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Not All Pastors Are Against Harlem Gay Pride Event
Gothamist
Last week, there was a tad bit of controversy (and a dollop of confusion) over the Harlem Pride event scheduled for the last weekend in June. The weekend-long celebration of gay pride in Harlem left some local pastors frothing at the mouth that “the
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Gothamist
$1.6M drown-tragedy payout
New York Post
By YOAV GONEN A year after a Harlem sixth-grader drowned at a Long Island beach during a poorly supervised school trip, the city reached a $1.6 million settlement with her family. Nicole Suriel, 12, who couldn’t swim, died at Long Beach last June on a
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Lights Out: Spanish Harlem Goes Smoke Free
New York Press
The idea began when East Harlem Asthma Center Director Dr. Betty Perez-Rivera approached the Manhattan Smoke-Free Project and asked it to do something about the second-hand smoke around her clinic. They decided to ask all the block’s businesses and
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New York Press
Aloft Opens Second NYC Hotel in Brooklyn
Citybizlist Real Estate
Starwood Hotels & Resorts has opened Aloft New York Brooklyn, its second Aloft hotel in New York City along with Aloft Harlem, which opened in December 2010. Aloft, which launched in 2008, is branded as Starwood’s “style-at-a-steal” brand.
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Not Safe! Five Harlem Roads Have City’s Highest Fatal Crash Rates
News One
NEW YORK New York Department of Transportation data shows that five streets in Harlem have dramatically high fatal crash rates, with Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd. And 125th St. Being some of the city’s worst places for accidents.
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