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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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Community Solar – First Information Session | February 2, 6PM

On February 2nd from 6:00pm - 8:00pm, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, along with our project partner Here Comes Solar NYC, will be hosting the first meeting of our new community solar initiative. This program will provide technical assistance and information for residents and property owners in Northern Manhattan who are interested in gaining access to affordable and reliable solar energy. During the planning process for the Northern Manhattan

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Free Business Assistance to Veterans in the Bronx and Manhattan

The Washington Heights & Inwood Development Corporation (WHIDC) is a 501c-3 not-for-profit offering free business development counseling to veterans starting a new business or expanding an existing business in the Bronx and Manhattan. The WHIDC helps veterans with business and legal issues, develop business plans, cash flow projections, marketing strategies, licenses, certifications and provides direct business loans up to $50,000. Martin Collins

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West Harlem Group Assistance Launches New Tech Hub in West Harlem to Promote STEM – Green Engineering

STEM - Green Engineering after school program serving High School students that reside in West Harlem, Hamilton Heights Community District 9. Starts Thursday Oct. 22nd On Thursdays 4PM - 6PM at the new WHGA Tech Hub at 500 West 134th Street (at the corner of Amsterdam Av). The Digital Media Training Program in Harlem presents a FREE Hands-on Class in Engineering, Alternative Energy and 3D Printing. Students have learned to build solar cars, wind

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Mandala Kitchen Offers 10-Week Culinary Training Program

Mandala Kitchens offers free and low-cost 10-week Culinary Training programs to anyone wishing to develop skills in commercial or at-home kitchens.  While the program is open to everyon, there is an emphasis on training unemployed/underemployed, homeless, formerly incarcerated individuals and youth.  Scholarships may be available to help defray or cover the cost of training.   The Mandala Kitchens Program will explore the practical and theoretical

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Sugar Hill Greenmarket

Locally grown fruits, vegetables and more. Where: 155th & St Nicholas Avenue, Broadway Housing When: Saturdays, 8am - 4pm Duration: July 25 - November 21, 2015

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Saving Place Series: The Politics of Preservation

The New York City Landmarks Law establishes a system for the designation, protection, and preservation of the city's most important architectural and historic properties. The law is implemented by the Landmarks Commission, which is mandated to work with the City Council in carrying out its mission of designating new landmarks. Its work is also impacted by various individuals and groups that have a direct stake in the process: property owners and

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Saving Place: Is Preservation Elitist?

           While many of New York’s designated historic districts are known for their grand architecture (such as Brooklyn Heights and the Upper East Side), an increasing number of others – including Tin Pan Alley, Flushing, Weeksville, and Chinatown– are famed for their distinctive cultural character. But how exactly do you preserve a “culturally distinctive” place? In some cases is formal preservation actually a hindrance to

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PlaNYC 2015 Parks & Public Spaces Meeting, Friday, March 27th at 11:00 am

As you know, every four years, the New York City Office of the Mayor updates PlaNYC to chart our course as a City for the next decade and beyond. PlaNYC is the Administration’s blueprint for New York City’s long-term plan for growth, sustainability, resiliency and now equity.   I am writing to invite you to attend a PlaNYC 2015 Parks and Public Space meeting on Friday, March 27th from 11:30AM to 1:00PM at Building Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers

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NYCommons – Preserving Public Spaces in Communities

NYCommons, a project of the Urban Justice Center, Common Cause New York, and the Fund for Public Advocacy. NYCommons is in the planning stages, and we would like your input to help shape a citywide coalition to influence policy making around how the city deals with its public assets.NYCommons Project One Pager One of the goals of the project is to provide local stakeholders with tools needed to impact decisions around the future of their parks, libraries,

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