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On the Frontlines: Nurses Say They Need More Protective Masks and Gear

On the Frontlines:  Nurses Say They Need More Protective Masks and Gear

Nurses treating COVID-19 patients throughout many of the city’s hospitals are reporting that they don’t have enough protective gear. As the virus continues to spread through the city, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced that more personal protective gear, and masks are on their way.  For anxious nurses, the relief can’t come soon enough. Reports of supply […]

Harlem Reacts: COVID-19 Forces Residents Into A New Normal

Harlem Reacts: COVID-19 Forces Residents Into A New Normal

Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced stricter rules on communities and businesses to slow the spread of COVID-19 on Friday morning. All employees of “non-essential” businesses are required to stay home. Essential service businesses as defined by New York State include doctors, hospitals, media, grocery stores, bodegas, pharmacies, etc. Like the rest of the city, Harlem’s residents […]

The Art of Making Dominican Chocolate

The Art of Making Dominican Chocolate

Damion Badalamenti, chocolate maker at Kah Kow U.S.A. the first Dominican chocolate factory in New York City, explains what makes Dominican chocolate unique. The Rizek Cacao company is a family-owned business that has been exporting cacao beans from the Dominican Republic for over 100 years. Fifth-generation Nadia Rizek wants to share the potential of Dominican […]

Lenox Terrace Expansion Denied By City Council Committee

Lenox Terrace Expansion Denied By City Council Committee

The City Council’s zoning committee voted unanimously Wednesday against a proposal that would have massively expanded Lenox Terrace, a famed Harlem apartment complex. The vote came as a victory for tenants and community members, who have been fighting the rezoning ever since it entered the city’s public review process last August. “This is a really […]

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