Neighborhoods

Vietnam War and 9/11 Hero Honored with Street Co-Naming

Vietnam War and 9/11 Hero Honored with Street Co-Naming

On the day of the World trade Center attacks, fireman Jimmy Lanza rushed downtown with his East Harlem company to assist with rescue efforts. He helped 16 survivors out of the ruins. They were all found in a stairwell, which later became known as the “miracle stairwell.” He survived that day, and worked for months […]

Harlem’s Health Oasis: An Alcove of Wellness Amidst a New York City Food Desert

Harlem’s Health Oasis:  An Alcove of Wellness Amidst a New York City Food Desert

By Allison Lau, Alexandria Bordas, Zhiming Zhang Harlem has been locked in a battle against obesity and diabetes for years. In East Harlem alone, the 13th poorest of New York City’s 59 community districts, one in three adults are obese, which is the highest proportion of obese adults in all New York City neighborhoods. The […]