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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.

Election Day Nears: Three Uptowners Share Their Choices

Election Day Nears: Three Uptowners Share Their Choices

Three uptowners — a first-time voter, a veteran and a non-voter — explain their decisions.

Replacing Rangel? Congressional Politics 2012: Charles Rangel – The Unbeatable Incumbent

Replacing Rangel? Congressional Politics 2012: Charles Rangel – The Unbeatable Incumbent

Even with remarkable political resilience, Rep. Charles Rangel may still face bold opposition for his Congressional seat next year.

Replacing Rangel? Congressional Politics 2012: Keith Wright – The Longtime Local

Replacing Rangel? Congressional Politics 2012: Keith Wright – The Longtime Local

Assemblyman Keith Wight, a popular local politician, is reportedly Rep. Charles Rangel’s preferred successor.

Replacing Rangel? Congressional Politics 2012: Vincent Morgan – The Ambitious Newcomer

Replacing Rangel? Congressional Politics 2012: Vincent Morgan – The Ambitious Newcomer

Vincent Morgan, former community banker, argues that he best represents Harlem’s younger political generation.

Replacing Rangel? Congressional Politics 2012: Clyde Williams – The Enigmatic Operative

Replacing Rangel? Congressional Politics 2012: Clyde Williams – The Enigmatic Operative

Clyde Williams, who has worked for two U.S. Presidents, seriously considers a 2012 race for uptown’s Congressional seat.

A Neighborhood in Transition: East Harlem Sees Rise in Asian Population

A Neighborhood in Transition: East Harlem Sees Rise in Asian Population

East Harlem has seen a recent increase in its Asian population from 2000 to 2010.

A Neighborhood in Transition: East Harlem Plans Services for Chinese Seniors

A Neighborhood in Transition: East Harlem Plans Services for Chinese Seniors

City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito intends to bring a Chinese vegetable stall to her district to accomodate the growing Chinese population.

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