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Searching for Home: Foster Care Graduates Ousted From Washington Heights Apartments

Searching for Home: Foster Care Graduates Ousted From Washington Heights Apartments

A well-intended change in HUD’s definition of homelessness has brought eviction for some former foster care youth.

East Harlem Groans Under the Weight of Support Facilities

East Harlem Groans Under the Weight of Support Facilities

Despite a city charter policy that no neighborhood have too many homeless shelters or methadone clinics, East Harlem residents and businesses have claimed their district shoulders more than its fair share of those facilities.

Minority Report: Cops Issue Uptowners 15 Percent of City Summonses

Minority Report: Cops Issue Uptowners 15 Percent of City Summonses

Last year, the New York Police Department issued roughly 350,000 summonses across the city, more than 15 percent of them in uptown neighborhoods.

Fresh Hope Uptown as Obama Claims Four More Years

Fresh Hope Uptown as Obama Claims Four More Years

The heart of Harlem erupted in celebration when Barack Obama was declared president for a second term late Tuesday night. People took to the streets around 125th Street, frolicking, jamming on car horns and banging on saucepans. Evelyn Crowther, a local resident, danced and screamed. “Obama is for the people,” she said. “Without him, we [...]

Despite Crowds, Scams and Malfunctions, Uptown Votes

Despite Crowds, Scams and Malfunctions, Uptown Votes

Sandy survivors battled crowds and technical malfunctions to join uptowners at the polls today.

SLIDESHOW: Election Day Uptown

SLIDESHOW: Election Day Uptown

Uptown Votes: November 6, 2012 from Trishula Patel on Vimeo. Full article here. Reporting and photos by Trevor Bach, Charles Eichacker, Alvaro Guzman Bastida, Andres David Lopez, Anjli Parrin, Yue Qiu, Hollie Slade, Elizabeth Stuart, Jacob Weis, Kaitlyn Wells.

Rangel: “My Popularity Never Went Down”

Rangel: “My Popularity Never Went Down”

The primary almost did him in, but the Lion of Harlem is still standing, ready to begin his 22nd term in Congress.

Affordable Housing Plans Foiled, EMS Station Construction Begins

Affordable Housing Plans Foiled, EMS Station Construction Begins

Plans for affordable housing on a vacant lot at 172nd Street and Amsterdam Avenue have collapsed while construction begins on a new EMS station.

Uptown Audiences Cheer and Jeer at Second Debate

Uptown Audiences Cheer and Jeer at Second Debate

Post-debate national polls were inconclusive, but in uptown Manhattan, Barack Obama sealed the deal.

Harlem Disenchanted, But Still Backs Barack

Harlem Disenchanted, But Still Backs Barack

Harlem residents believe the president made the best of a bad hand and will give him a second term, but the fever has cooled.

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