African-Americans have been making history in New York for centuries, but you’d never know it from the roster of city landmarks and historic districts.
Pithy welfare advocate Liz Krueger throws her hat in the ring against long-term Republican State Senator Roy Goodman on Manhattan’s East Side. The GOP’s Senate majority may lie in the balance.
A project to transform one Harlem street looks a lot like a slew of other initiatives nationwide that eradicate blight by empowering residents to rebuild. But the revival of 118th Street features something startlingly new: the largesse of one man determined to buy a block’s future.
Neighborhood environmental justice groups have labored in obscurity for years, picketing polluters and tilting at transfer stations. Now, as national evironmental organizations are eyeing their street-level work, some wonder whether New York’s “EJ” groups will keep it real.