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Harlem Focus A blog with an eye on community, culture, art, food and life in and around Harlem. It is a Project of the CCNY-Amsterdam News Urban Digital Lab.

Harlem Focus is a blog with an eye on community, culture, art, food and life in and around Harlem. It is a Project of the CCNY-Amsterdam News Urban Digital Media Lab. You can contact us at [email protected].

In Upper Manhattan, Visions of a Tech Economy
07/11/2017
In Upper Manhattan, Visions of a Tech Economy

In Upper Manhattan, Visions of a Tech Economy

Some entrepreneurs and elected officials are striving to develop a tech economy in Harlem and Inwood—and discussing how to ensure that it leads to inclusive prosperity, not displacement.

New York Amsterdam News
07/06/2017
New York Amsterdam News

New York Amsterdam News

A victory in the fight to keep Harlem from being renamed "SoHa."

Puerto Rican Day Parade
06/22/2017

Puerto Rican Day Parade

With Anthony Santos’ bachata mix playing on her iPhone, 26-year-old Dominican Chef Ysanet Batista sways her hips back ...
06/22/2017
The “Woke”Chef Behind the 1st Dominican Vegetarian Food Business in New York City

With Anthony Santos’ bachata mix playing on her iPhone, 26-year-old Dominican Chef Ysanet Batista sways her hips back and forth as she stirs vegetables in a caldero. The freshly washed produce sizzles in hot oil as Santos croons in the background. Wrapped in an apron, Batista shifts from left to right in her small Washington Heights kitchen, contemplating what to add next to the pot. “She’s like a mad scientist, tasting a little bit of this and that, looking for how she can add crunch, sweetness, or cut the salt in a dish,” says Batista’s close friend...

By: Katherine Hernandez

Like many young performers, Michelle Manzanales once volunteered to usher at the Joyce Theater for the chance to catch a...
06/22/2017
Latinidad + Dance: Michelle Manzanales Paves the Way for Latinx Artists

Like many young performers, Michelle Manzanales once volunteered to usher at the Joyce Theater for the chance to catch a free performance. She was immediately awestruck by the beauty of the show. “I remember thinking ‘oh, my God, this is amazing,’” she says. “In that moment, I didn’t even think I would be this person one day.”

by Radhamely De Leon

Role of the manager is one that is vital, due to the manager’s responsibilities and duties. Over the years, the import...
06/21/2017
Socially managed – Harlem Focus – Medium

Role of the manager is one that is vital, due to the manager’s responsibilities and duties. Over the years, the importance of the manager is one of the few aspects that has not changed in the entertainment industry.

By Gregg Cagle (Part 3 of 3)

New York Amsterdam News
06/18/2017
New York Amsterdam News

New York Amsterdam News

A student at Spelman College and another at Howard University were recently awarded $25,000 scholarships from Beyonce.

Harlem Focus's cover photo
06/18/2017

Harlem Focus's cover photo

New York Amsterdam News
06/17/2017
New York Amsterdam News

New York Amsterdam News

The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. is selling their historic Harlem building. They've had the property since 1944.

A massive hip-hop museum is coming to Harlem
06/10/2017
A massive hip-hop museum is coming to Harlem

A massive hip-hop museum is coming to Harlem

Hip-hop music has had a bigger cultural impact on New York City than perhaps any other genre of music. The beats and rhymes that began echoing out of

experience: harlem
06/07/2017
experience: harlem

experience: harlem

How Three Harlem Entrepreneurs Are Fighting Gentrification

The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan
06/03/2017
The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan

The Fashion Outlaw Dapper Dan

Twenty-five years after luxury labels sued his Harlem boutique out of existence, Gucci looks to him for inspiration.

New York Amsterdam News
06/02/2017
New York Amsterdam News

New York Amsterdam News

Facing a major health crisis, former owner of Harlem's Amy Ruth, Carl Redding, needs help.

New York Amsterdam News
05/27/2017
New York Amsterdam News

New York Amsterdam News

Have a child headed for college? Check this out to learn more about student loans.

The Campus
04/09/2017
The Campus

The Campus

We got an exclusive interview with Dr. Jill Stein after her lecture in the Great Hall, check it out!

Wanna know how to become a successful and profitable social media influencer?Just ask KendallKyndall and Rae Holliday.
03/31/2017
It Pays to Post: Making Cents of Social Media

Wanna know how to become a successful and profitable social media influencer?

Just ask KendallKyndall and Rae Holliday.

How to become a profitable social media influencer.

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