E. Harlem Restaurant Week Tackles 'Tough Task' of Lifting Area's Dining Rep

E. Harlem Restaurant Week Tackles 'Tough Task' of Lifting Area's Dining Rep

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By Gustavo Solis

EAST HARLEM — It's not easy to promote fine dining in a neighborhood better known for synthetic marijuana abuse, but small businesses on the east side of 125th Street are trying to change that with their first ever Uptown Restaurant Week.

“It’s a tough task ahead of us, but I always say we can build a mountain with one rock at a time,” said Gregory Barrett of the Uptown Wine Pantry.

The $8 food and drink specials may help.
 

East Harlem Group Wants Albany to Prioritize Anti-Methadone Clinic Bill

East Harlem Group Wants Albany to Prioritize Anti-Methadone Clinic Bill

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By Gustavo Solis

EAST HARLEM — As the legislative session kicks off in Albany, a group of El Barrio business owners want lawmakers to prioritize a bill limiting methadone clinics in the neighborhood.

The bill — A 0307 — would limit any new clinic from opening within 500 feet of a school, park, or church. It has been sitting in theMental Health Committee since 2012 and the New Harlem East Merchants Association thinks it’s time to move the bill along.

Harlem’s quality-of-life crisis: Time to contain homelessness, K2 and methadone clinics

Harlem’s quality-of-life crisis: Time to contain homelessness, K2 and methadone clinics

THE DAILY NEWS

By Holley Drakeford

The de Blasio administration has big future plans for East Harlem. But before ushering in new development, officials must do more to improve quality of life here on East 125th St., right now.

While some efforts have been made, the problems still linger: homelessness,K2 drug use and an unfairly high density of methadone clinics, to name a few. Uptown, we never got a highly touted “multi-agency task force” like Times Square did.

Pathmark Closure Jars East Harlem

Pathmark Closure Jars East Harlem

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

By Melanie Grayce West

At the 1997 groundbreaking for East Harlem’s Pathmark, well-wishers in attendance included the governor, the mayor and the neighborhood’s U.S. congressman, as well as a sea of businessmen, philanthropists and Latino and African-American community leaders.

Homeless on East Harlem Street Face Unwanted Pressure After Drug Raids

Homeless on East Harlem Street Face Unwanted Pressure After Drug Raids

THE NEW YORK TIMES

By Nicholas Casey & Al Baker

About a week ago, 125th Street in East Harlem had been the site of a sprawling homeless population that converged between Park and Lexington Avenues to pass the afternoons, often deep in the haze of cheap drugs.

NYC DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF FISCAL YEAR 2016 AVENUE NYC GRANTS

NYC DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES ANNOUNCES RECIPIENTS OF FISCAL YEAR 2016 AVENUE NYC GRANTS

NYC DEPARTMENT OF SMALL BUSINESS SERVICES

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$1.5 Million Awarded to 48 Community-Based Organizations To Help Fund Commercial Revitalization Projects in Low to Moderate-Income Neighborhoods In All Five Boroughs
 

New York City — The Department of Small Business Services (SBS) today announced the 48 recipients of $1.5 million in Avenue NYC funding for Fiscal Year 2016. Avenue NYC is a competitive grant program that provides funding for economic development and non-profit community-based organizations to implement commercial revitalization efforts in low and moderate-income neighborhoods across the five boroughs.