Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Harlem’s Rucker Park Basketball Tournament Shut Down By NYPD

Harlem’s Rucker Park Basketball Tournament Shut Down By NYPD

You can’t say this wasn’t at least a possibility. Yesterday evening (July 30th), the NYPD prevented the Entertainers Basketball Classic from commencing, citing safety concerns, reports DNAInfo. Last week, a suspect now identified as Ricardo Laing of White Plains, NY, shot five people during the tournament held at the legendary Holcombe Rucker Park in Harlem… Continue

Harlem’s Rucker Park Basketball Tournament Shut Down By NYPD
Tue, 31 Jul 2012 20:07:46 GMT


MALCOLM ON THE MUDDLE: In an exclusive interview with City & State former State Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith weighs in on the rumors he's considering a bid for mayorand for the first time tells his side of the story about the coup that toppled him from powerthe AEG Aqueduct bidand the New Directions Development Corporationthe nonprofit he co-founded with Rep. Greg Meeks that has been dogged by allegations of wrongdoing: http://bit.ly/N73Sqd
* Gov. Andrew Cuomo dissuaded top State Police officials from using legal counsel during his 2008 inquiry into the agency when he was attorney generalbecause it looked like a presumption of guiltthe New York Times learns: http://nyti.ms/NFGaqa
* Cuomo will veto a bill requiring school districts to consider religion and "family background" when approving government-funded private school tuition for special education studentsthe Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/OG7T8x
* The bike share company expected to install 10000 renal bikes on city streets today is asking Citibank to shell out payments of $3.5 million in case the program is delayed until next spring and runs out of cashthe Post reports: http://nyp.st/N83jfU
* Aides to former Gov. David Paterson requested that State Police replace 10 to 15 white troopers in his security detail with black and Latino officers because they wanted an entourage that looked like their bossthe Times discovers: http://nyti.ms/Pi2DnP
* The city is losing high numbers of the best teachers because it isn't doing enough to retain and reward themaccording to a new studythe Post writes: http://nyp.st/N83wzG
* New York's tough gun laws are not preventing more than 7000 illegal guns purchased from other states from winding up on city streets of themaccording to a federal analysis released yesterdaythe Post notes: http://nyp.st/QbkC3u
* Democratic challenger Simcha Felder alleges that state Sen. David Storobin's nominating petitions contain the name of a woman who died several years agoin a lawsuitthe Post writes: http://nyp.st/QbxeYd
* Columbia University will receive $15 million in financial help from New York City to help double its engineering school by 2030a consolation prize for losing a competition to build a tech campus at Roosevelt Islandthe Times reports: http://nyti.ms/MPjwfb
* Assemblyman Steve Katz sent out a fundraising invitation headlined by Senate Majority leader Dean Skellos with "pistol and rifle shooting" receiving criticism from gun advocates and Skellos's cancellationthe Journal News reports: http://bit.ly/OgwpdR

Monday, July 30, 2012


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* Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver backs Gov. Andrew Cuomo's preference of keeping online communication between him and his aides confidential by relying on text messages, the Post's Fred Dicker writes: http://nyp.st/QHbMI0

* Democratic operatives say Cuomo's "secretive streak" is unlikely to hurt his national standing as he contemplates a run for the presidency in 2016, as long as his state approval rating remains high, the Daily News's Ken Lovett writes: http://nydn.us/OsyOG4

* New York and other states are moving toward changing the way they grant licenses to teachers, deemphasizing tests and essays in favor of prepared lesson plans and taped presentations, the New York Times reports: http://nyti.ms/T0BoCL

* The Metropolitan Transit Authority gave Apple an unfair advantage to secure its lease for a retail store in Grand Central Terminal, according to a state comptroller audit, the Post learns: http://nyp.st/QHTq9Q

* A rash of fatal injuries to racehorses at the Aqueduct Race Track vexed government officials earlier this year according to documents obtained by the Albany Times Union: http://bit.ly/QHrnaI

* The MTA will turn over the responsibility of managing Fulton Center, a $1.4 billion project with 70,000 square feet of retail space due to be finished in 2014, to a private operator, the Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/MVpGbS

* Half of Assemblyman Hakeem Jeffries's congressional campaign contributions a month before the primary came from out of state donors, the News leans: http://nydn.us/Pf4f1A

* The state's health care system is paying $24 billion a year to help cover hospital and emergency costs for preventable illnesses in communities of color, the Post learns: http://nyp.st/LXNooa

* Mayor Michael Bloomberg's longtime press secretary, Stu Loeser, is leaving his job next month after more than six years in City Hall to start his own corporate communications firm, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/Owjq8


Tuesday, July 24, 2012



* Gov. Andrew Cuomo defended the removal of documents from State Archives, saying they should have been private, but former Gov. Eliot Spitzer slammed the conduct, the New York Times writes: http://nyti.ms/M6xFV3

* Union workers increased campaign contributions to mayoral candidates compared with four years ago, a sign organized labor will exert more influence in the 2013 race to City Hall, the Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/OVSWev

* A prosecutor asked a jury to convict Councilman Larry Seabrook in closing arguments of a corruption retrial, saying he collected gasoline sales receipts to help launder $50,000 in illegal payoffs, the Post says: http://nyp.st/PO8pyB

* Mayor Michael Bloomberg suggested on CNN's "Pierce Morgan Tonight" that the city's cops should go on strike to spur the nation's leaders to advocate for gun control, the Daily News writes: http://nydn.us/OqV1z4

* The Metropolitan Transit Authority is doubling its security team on city buses to catch fare cheaters who the authority says is cheating the system out of $50 to $100 million per year, the Journal notes: http://on.wsj.com/MF5mx5

* Parents of people with disabilities charged that staff at two state treatment centers in Brooklyn and Albany abused and neglected those in their care, according to two lawsuits filed this month, the Times reports: http://nyti.ms/Ork7ha

* An administrator with the New York State Commission on Judicial Conduct will recommend Bronx Judge Lee Holzman's removal from the bench as a result of hearings into charges of misconduct, the Times writes: http://nyti.ms/MkkdIL

* The state's 68 percent tax rate on casinos has hauled in $620 million in gambling revenues over the first half of the year, nearly double what Las Vegas and Atlantic City contributed to their home states, the Post reports: http://nyp.st/POO6RC

* A Rensselaer County couple engaged to be married are running against each other for the Assembly on the Democratic and Working Families Party lines, the Albany Times Union reports: http://bit.ly/SRxQ5Q



5 Years Ago, Bill O'Reilly Was Amazed At Sylvia's: "There Wasn't Any Kind Of Craziness At All"


5 Years Ago, Bill O'Reilly Was Amazed At Sylvia's: "There Wasn't Any Kind Of Craziness At All" Tomorrow, there will be a public viewing at the Abyssinian Baptist Church for iconic Harlem restaurateur Sylvia Woods, who passed away last week. Woods' family and the Reverend Al Sharpton also announced that next week, on August 1, there will be a parade and breakfast in honor of the restaurant's 50th anniversary and Woods' legacy. [ more › ]
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5 Years Ago, Bill O'Reilly Was Amazed At Sylvia's: "There Wasn't Any Kind Of Craziness At All"
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Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:24:58 GMT

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up with Yoga in West Harlem Piers Park


Date: July 24, 2012

Shape Up NYC (partnered with the Department of Parks and Recreation, Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue
Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help
New Yorkers shape up.

On Tuesdays, June 5-August 3,Jan O’Connell teaches Yoga. Bring your own mat.

Start time: 5:30 pm

End time: 6:30 pm

Contact phone:

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

Summer on the Hudson: Shape Up with Yoga in West Harlem Piers Park
Mon, 23 Jul 2012 04:00:03 GMT

Sunday, July 22, 2012

SummerStage Kids: Uptown Dance Academy

SummerStage Kids: Uptown Dance Academy

Date: July 24, 2012

The Uptown Dance Company from East Harlem is a product of the UDA Transformation Academy where they transform urban youth into stars and expose audiences to a unique style of ballet that combines dance on pointe with jazz and acrobatics.

Start time: 10:30 am

End time: 11:30 am

Contact phone:

Location: Maria Hernandez Park

SummerStage Kids: Uptown Dance Academy
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 04:00:02 GMT

Harlem Barbershop Cuts For A Cure

Harlem Barbershop Cuts For A Cure

Denny Moe's Superstar Barbershop on Frederick Douglass Boulevard is holding its third annual Cutting for a Cure hair cutting marathon this weekend.

Harlem Barbershop Cuts For A Cure
Sun, 22 Jul 2012 13:37:09 GMT

Friday, July 20, 2012

Marcus Samuelsson on Sylvia Woods

Marcus Samuelsson on Sylvia Woods

(The Root) -- Marcus Samuelsson, a respected chef and owner of Harlem's Red Rooster, said in a statement given to The Root that Sylvia Woods had a big impact on his career: "I first met Sylvia 15 years ago when she spoke at an event at Tavern on the Green. Her words inspired me to want to move to Harlem and become part of that vibrant community. From the first day we opened Red Rooster, Sylvia and her family were right there next to us, supportive and encouraging. She hired from within the community and taught me how important it was to understand our neighbors.

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Marcus Samuelsson on Sylvia Woods
The Root Staff
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:29:00 GMT

Family Plans Funeral For Harlem Restaurant Owner Sylvia Woods

Family Plans Funeral For Harlem Restaurant Owner Sylvia Woods

Family members of Sylvia Woods, the late former owner of the legendary Harlem soul food restaurant Sylvia's, are planning her funeral in Queens on Wednesday, where the Reverend Al Sharpton will deliver the eulogy.

Family Plans Funeral For Harlem Restaurant Owner Sylvia Woods
Fri, 20 Jul 2012 19:23:33 GMT

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with Uptown Dance Academy

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with Uptown Dance Academy

Date: July 20, 2012

On July 20th & August 17th, see Uptown Dance Academy show off their moves.

Since opening its doors in 1996, Uptown Dance Academy has been considered the premiere dance school for urban youth interested in making dance their primary focus. The Academy has been dedicated to providing high-quality dance disciplines, training and professionalism for youth ages 3-19. The well-rounded curriculum designed by founder and director Robin Williams exposes children to the diverse world of dance as they prepare for the professional stage.

Summer on the Hudson’s 2012 West Harlem Piers Park Programming is sponsored by FAIRWAY MARKET!

Start time: 6:00 pm

End time: 7:00 pm

Contact phone: 311

Location: West Harlem Piers Park

Summer on the Hudson: Harlem Dances with Uptown Dance Academy
Thu, 19 Jul 2012 04:00:03 GMT