Saving Lives or Ruining the Neighborhood? East Harlem Locals at Odds as America’s First Safe Injection Site Turns One
The city says that the safe injection site in the neighborhood, the first in the nation, is reducing not just overdoses, but also nearby drug use and crime. But many locals and the NYPD disagree.
For years, NYCHA management ignored a 2018 DOI recommendation to ban lithium-ion battery powered devices in public housing. Three people, including a 5-year-old girl today, have been killed in related fires since.
The nearly 400-foot towers originally had the backing of Rev. Al Sharpton and the promise of a civil rights museum but was vehemently opposed by local elected officials worried about more gentrification in the area.
The former lieutenant governor and Harlem real estate owner Gerald Migdol tried to trade grants and campaign funds subsidized by state and local government — only to be thwarted once THE CITY and authorities investigated.
The Biden administration’s injection of billions into local infrastructure has state and transit officials tooting horns about the Q line’s uptown run. But some residents along the route say they’re trying to avoid getting railroaded out of the neighborhood.
Following a money trail first exposed by THE CITY, federal prosecutors allege Harlem real estate player Gerald Migdol secretly paid for others’ donations to the comptroller campaign of New York’s now lieutenant governor.
Seven employees have been brought up on internal charges at five separate public housing developments across New York, THE CITY has learned. Meanwhile, the federal monitor flagged more than 600 mold and water leak inspections as problematic.
During a ride-along with the labor group Los Deliveristas Unidos in Harlem Wednesday, the Senate majority leader announced he’d like to assign funds from the $1 trillion infrastructure bill to build rest area kiosks for food-app cyclists and drivers.
An East 99th Street sanitation garage has been falling down for over 30 years. City Hall promised to find a permanent replacement as the East Harlem rezoning got the green light in 2017. That goal is still far off, locals say.
Kristin Richardson Jordan prevailed over the longtime Central Harlem leader in a manual recount by the Board of Elections that took nearly a month to certify — and marks the official end of the city’s first ever ranked-choice-vote primary.
Political newcomer Kristin Richardson Jordan leads by just 104 votes over the longtime Harlem leader, who many say has been absent from his post in recent years following serious health problems.
Democratic socialist Kristin Richardson Jordan is in a virtual dead heat with longtime Harlem leader Bill Perkins, who ran for reelection in the 13-person contest despite health concerns and criticisms over his effectiveness.
Councilmember Perkins would be allowed to serve for two more years if reelected. But some Harlemites, Council colleagues and a former staffer have serious doubts about the longtime elected official’s fitness.
The low-lying neighborhood was saved during Superstorm Sandy only by the luck of the tides, researchers say. Meanwhile, the city is sitting on a 280-page report created two years ago to prepare East Harlem for the next storm.
The transit officials have begun acquiring over a dozen properties. But potentially displaced residents likely have been given a reprieve by the agency’s financial collapse.
The 26th Precinct Twitter account’s social media faves were removed after an inquiry by THE CITY. All police brass would say is the questionable clicks were “addressed internally.”
Officials point to an October photo showing a loose loop dangling from a tree in Marcus Garvey Park. But who fashioned the noose — and when and why — remains unknown.
The symbol of hate was discovered over the weekend dangling from a tree near the landmark old Mount Morris fire tower in the heart of the Manhattan neighborhood.
Large working-class housing developments from Starrett City to NYCHA suffer heavy losses — while a swath of Lower Manhattan sees no COVID fatalities.
New York City Annibal Ortiz of Co-op City, The Bronx, beat a ventilator — and the odds in his battle against coronavirus. Then he faced his toughest choice: Lose part of his left arm or possibly lose his life.
In the wake of the Tessa Majors killing, Harlem and Morningside Heights neighbors explored solutions to both safety and social issues around the park.
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