Author Archive of Westharlem

Wilson Major Morris Community Center

Wilson Major Morris Community Center 459 West 152nd Street New York, N.Y. 10031 212-234-4661   At the Morris Community Center, our mission is to make sure that all people, especially seniors living in the Hamilton Heights, West Harlem, and Manhattanville neighborhoods, live in decent affordable housing. And that they get the necessary supportive services like nutritional, cultural and other services that add to their quality of life. We provide

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Inwood Needs Your Help. Out-of-Scale 27-Story Building Proposed Next to Fort Tryon Park!

The Historic Districts Council chose Inwood as one of the Six to Celebrate neighborhoods in 2011 for its historical, architectural and environmental attributes. Nearly half of the land in Inwood is public park space which preserves natural terrain and geological features of Manhattan, as opposed to the designed landscapes of many parks in New York City. Thus, Inwood’s distinctive development pattern and architecture was created in relation to the

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WHGA Healthy Buildings Forum

Seats are Limited RSVP TODAY! When: Thursday April 21, 2016 Where: 583 Riverside Drive (off West 135th Street) RSVP: Eventbrite RSVP Phone: Brianna Hayes, 212-862-1399, ext. 30 This free event will highlight community-based efforts upgrading our affordable housing infrastructure for improved health, environmental and economic benefits. The event will include presentations, roundtable discussions and demonstrations of a Harlem-based wind turbine

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Harlem River Bridges Access Plan Workshops

Since the spring of 2015, NYC DOT has been leading a community-driven planning process to increase safety and mobility for pedestrians and bicyclists travelling between the Bronx and Manhattan across the Harlem River.  The idea is to identify transportation efforts preferred by the community to create a continuous cross-borough user experience.  The information obtained from the community will then become a part of the Harlem River Bridges Access

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The Petioni School Needs Your Help!

Are you a parent or a student in Harlem? If so, the Dr. Muriel Petioni Charter School invites you to participate in our Focus Group! We are looking for feedback and thoughts from the community regarding several areas crucial to the design of the school. If you are interested, contact us at to get involved! Can't Attend and Still Want to Help? Take a second to fill out a quick survey to help inform our school design. Any

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#DegreesNYC – New Community Initiative to Address College Access Inequities

Goddard Riverside Options Center, Graduate NYC and Young Invincibles are leading an effort to bring the NYC community together to address inequities in college access and success through a new project called #DegreesNYC. We are particularly trying to address racial/ethnic and income gaps in post-secondary readiness, enrollment and completion rates. To join the conversation, come to a Manhattan Borough Meeting on Thursday, March 31 from 4 - 6:30 pm

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Help Decide How to Spend $1 Million Dollars in Your Community

What is Participatory Budgeting? PB lets the whole community participate in decision-making. It’s a yearlong process of public meetings, to make sure that people have the time and resources to make wise decisions. Community members discuss local needs and develop proposals to meet these needs. Through a public vote, residents then decide which proposals to fund. Participatory budgeting (PB) is a democratic process in which community members directly

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Steps Arranged by Women, With History, at Dance Theater of Harlem, NYTimes

Lately, the world of ballet has been scrutinized and criticized for two things: its lack of diversity and the paucity of female choreographers. Dance Theater of Harlem has the first one covered. This season, it will do something about the second. Sitting behind her desk at this company’s headquarters recently, the artistic director Virginia Johnson was eager to talk about two women in particular. One was Dianne McIntyre, the esteemed modern dance

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Friends of St Nicholas Park Annual Easter Egg Hunt
Friendship Garden Meeting

Lucille McClarey Wicked Friendship Garden Meeting. Join us for the next garden meeting: Sunday, March 20th at 3pm in the garden. Everyone welcome! Friendship Garden 499 W 150th Street/Amsterdam

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