Rangel Reflects on Changing Demographics of the 13th Congressional District
After 45 years of representing the 13th Congressional District, Charles B. Rangel reflects on his career and the changes that have occurred in Harlem.
On June 28, Harlem voters will head to the polls for the congressional primary. At stake is the seat that has been held by Representative Charles B. Rangel since 1971. Here's a look at the players, issues and changing demographics of the district.
Having endorsed Keith L.T. Wright for the 13th Congressional District seat, former Mayor David Dinkins recalled the civil rights era and spoke on the continued fight for racial equality.
Dominican voters illustrate the complexity of the Latino vote in the wake of the redrawing of district lines in 2012. It’s a challenge for these voters to look beyond the common bond of being Dominican in New York City.Leer in español
Marjorie Eliot has hosted weekly jazz programs in her home for more than 20 years.
Not all drag queens go for the glitz and glamour. Sugga Pie Koko, uses humor to get New York audiences on their feet.
The Uptown Dance Academy is struggling to stay in Harlem, its home for 20 years. To raise money, it has planned a tribute to Prince, a one-time benefactor.
Amid a changing Harlem, these five statues and sculptures celebrate powerful figures in African-American history.
Ya Han Chang holds four jobs — actress, music teacher, hostess and shopkeeper — while pursuing her dream of becoming a Broadway actress.
Reda Abdelrahman, an artist now living in New York, left Egypt in 2013 to escape persecution. He uses his art to express his political views.
Dean Edwards discusses the work ethic he needs to be a successful comedian on the road.
Esperanza Spalding headlined a pop-up concert in Harlem to celebrate the reboot of “Roots.” But she’s ambivalent about Hollywood slave stories.
Rivers of Living Water, a predominantly black church for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Christians, is fund-raising to purchase the building of a Harlem church that might be up for public foreclosure auction.
Members of the East Harlem homeless population say that they depend on the area for safety and shelter and that the New York Police Department continually asking them to move threatens that. The New York Civil Liberties Union filed a complaint on May 26 against the department, saying that it has been illegally targeting homeless people in the area with a “move along” initiative.
Anti-gun-violence advocates, residents and local elected officials rallied outside the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building on Wednesday for a vigil to kick off Gun Violence Awareness Month across New York City.
Student organizations and administrators at the Ivy League school have been working to help students struggling to make ends meet after an anonymous Facebook page brought the issues to light.
Barbers and hair stylists in Harlem seem to accept the changes in the neighborhood, and say they are thinking positively about what is happening in their area.
Gallery M, a Harlem art gallery that encourages homeless and mentally ill residents to live independently, gets a boost in state funding.
People crowd the dance floor of XL Nightclub at 2 a.m. They spin, dip and drop, keeping alive a queer subculture called “ballroom” that has transformed from a competition into a community for its participants.
The Harlem Art Collective allows the community to take part in painting murals in the neighborhood.
As opioid-related deaths have risen, the Washington Heights Corner Project has worked to “improve the health and quality of life of people who use drugs.”
A study looked into three New York City neighborhoods in an attempt to explain the differing rates in cancer-related deaths.
CUNY Medical prepares to open this fall with a sharp focus on training primary care physicians.
Four cooks in New York City use their talents in the kitchen to reach their ultimate goals.
Harlem Grown, a nonprofit organization dedicated to community farming, teaches Harlem children how to grow food and eat healthily.
The owners of Grandchamps, Sabrina and Shawn Brockman, say they established the restaurant to share Sabrina’s Haitian heritage with the Bedford-Stuyvesant community.
Sacred Vibes Apothecary, in Brooklyn, brings to life the healing and sense of community Karen Rose experienced as a child growing up in Guyana.
Michelle Obama used her final commencement address as first lady to extend veiled jabs at Donald J. Trump, cautioning graduates of the City College of New York that they should beware of those who “build up walls to keep people out.”
Organizers of a farmers market by Morningside Park look to expand the program into a year-round operation.
Construction on the Whole Foods in Harlem is finishing up. Many local grocery stores have shut their doors. Through it all, farmers markets like the one by Morningside Park have become increasingly common.
Through her experience covering Harlem as a reporter with the New York Times Student Journalism Institute, Alexandra Fernandez came to a better understanding of its past and its changing present.
After years of absence on dance floors in Harlem, one group looks to bring swing back to its birthplace.
A Bronx man returns to his apartment two days after killing the man who tried to rape his wife.
Despite the New York Police Department’s effort to crack down on off-road motorcycle riding, the appeal of riding a dirt bike through city streets hasn’t diminished for some residents.
Santiago Rosa, a boxing trainer, has been involved with a Puerto Rican style of fighting for about 50 years. He explains how, at 27, his conditioning from boxing helped him survive stabbing injuries he sustained during a fight.
It is a year of firsts for The New York Times Student Journalism Institute — the first year in New York City and the first year combining programs for students sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists and the National Association of Hispanic Journalists.