Tag: Harlem (Manhattan, NY)

Man Kills Wife and Child, Then Hangs Self in Manhattan, Police Say

They were a family about to break up. The police found them Wednesday night behind their apartment door in Harlem —  a 5-year-old girl, her mother and father — all dead. The 46-year-old father was hanging in one bedroom, the police said. His 42-year-old wife was discovered in the bathroom, with her throat slit. The couple’s […]

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‘Rice Is Culture’ at FieldTrip in Harlem

Now that fast-casual restaurants have so efficiently tentacled their way into New York’s collective eating habits, bowls have become the chosen canvas for chefs and venture capitalists alike. In central Harlem, a new bowl has emerged at the hands of the chef JJ Johnson, who made his name in this same neighborhood, at the Cecil […]

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Bill Traylor’s Outsider Art Veers Into the Mainstream

The actress Julia Louis-Dreyfus remembers her father, William Louis-Dreyfus, swearing on the phone in the 1990s as he almost got outbid on a painting by Bill Traylor, the Alabama artist born into slavery who took up drawing around age 85. “He amassed quite a number of them,” she said of the works, which the artist […]

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3 People Shot Dead in Burning Harlem Building, Officials Say

Three people were fatally shot in a Harlem building on Friday, with reports of gunfire and flames complicating the response by police officers and firefighters, officials said. Firefighters responded to a call of a fire at the building, on West 131st Street, just before 3 p.m., officials said. Around the same time, officers responded to […]

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For Churches, a Temptation to Sell

The Church of the Redeemer, at Pacific and Fourth Avenues in Brooklyn, had been closed to the public since 2010.CreditChristopher Lee for The New York Times A rendering of Five Six One Pacific, which is being built on the site of the church.Creditrendering by Visualisation One The sight of old spires squeezed between new towering […]

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How This Television Actor and Nonprofit Leader Spends His Sundays

Ty Jones, who plays a special agent in charge on the Starz television series, “Power,” is also in charge of the Classical Theater of Harlem. As its producing artistic director, he oversees productions of classic plays retold from the African-American perspective. The theater, celebrating its 20th anniversary, has plenty to celebrate. A decade ago, it […]

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Cooking Up Big Business in a Home Kitchen

If you ask Kathleen O’Brien Price about filming “Real Life Cooking,” a weekly live-stream show where she cooks a full meal from start to finish out of her tiny Harlem kitchen, she rattles off a list of the challenges. “Our stove is a miniature stove. A sheet pan can’t fit in our oven. We have […]

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At ‘Black Woodstock,’ an All-Star Lineup Delivered Joy and Renewal to 300,000

Woodstock was big and messy, thrilling and stirring — and summed up finally by Jimi Hendrix, whose festival-closing set included his towering, take-a-knee reading of the national anthem. It was an admixture of disaffection and patriotism, bold as love and black as hell. But Hendrix was one of the few black musicians at an event […]

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A Broadway Performer Finds His Spot in Harlem

When Jawan M. Jackson learned he had landed an ensemble role in “Motown: The Musical” on Broadway in December 2012, he knew he wanted to live in Harlem. Mr. Jackson, a Detroit native, had stayed with a friend there when he came to the city for his callback audition. “It immediately felt comfortable,” he said. […]

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When Big Tobacco Invoked Eric Garner to Fight a Menthol Cigarette Ban

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] With San Francisco banning menthol cigarettes last year, and the Food and Drug Administration considering a nationwide ban, it seemed like the time was ripe for New York to follow suit. Then Reynolds American, the tobacco giant, got to […]

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On 125th Street, Dancing Toward Freedom

The dancers had been walking for nearly six hours when, around 6:30 p.m. on a recent Saturday, they reached the Hudson River and rejoiced. Stepping in buoyant unison to the beat of a New Orleans-style brass band, they pumped their hands toward the sky and toward the ground, as if saluting the land, air and […]

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How Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka Spend Their Sundays

As actors and the parents of 8-year-old twins, Neil Patrick Harris and his husband, David Burtka, who is also a chef, know how to improvise. “There is no consistency to our routine except that we’re together and spending quality time with the kids,” Mr. Burtka, 44, said. Mr. Burtka’s first cookbook, “Life Is A Party,” […]

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How I Found Out Nicky Barnes Was Dead

Times Insider explains who we are and what we do, and delivers behind-the-scenes insights into how our journalism comes together. News may be the first draft of history, but I’ve always viewed the past as a vault, ajar and beckoning with secrets that resonate in current events. That’s how I managed a front-page story on […]

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