Harlem boosts in homes and biz help put it on the map

Harlem has become one of Manhattan's hottest neighborhoods.

(Credit: Steven Sunshine)

Quietly, Harlem has become one of Manhattan's hottest neighborhoods.

Rent prices for Harlem apartments have gone up over the last year as home hunters found an abundance of inventory going for relatively reasonable rates, real estate experts said.

The nabe's popularity is furthered by an onslaught of new stores and restaurants as well as its uniqueness and history, according to residents,...

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Two die in Manhattan at hands of drivers


A pedestrian and a bicyclist died early Sunday morning in two separate collisions with vehicles in Manhattan.

The bicyclist, 45-year-old Pedro Santiago of East Harlem, was pinned beneath an MTA bus that was pulling out of a stop at West 125th Street near Lenox Avenue around 1:30 a.m. The driver's side of the bus collided with Santiago while he was riding his bicycle east toward Lenox Avenue....

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Police seek attempted rapist who attacked woman on 3 train

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(Credit: The NYPD released a sketch of a man suspected of trying to rape a woman on a train in Harlem (NYPD))

The NYPD Monday released a sketch of a man suspected of an attempted rape on the subway in Harlem last week.

The victim, a 21-year-old woman, was riding in the second-to-last car of a northbound No. 3 train Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. when she spotted the suspect masturbating, police said. He followed her into the next car, forced her onto a seat and tried to rape her.

The victim was able to fight...

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City Living: Manhattanville's rising popularity


(Credit: See more photos of Manhattanville in the gallery below. (Anthony Lanzilote))

Nestled beneath the Riverside Drive Viaduct, the once-forgotten neighborhood Manhattanville is getting revamped.

Also known as West Harlem, the area is gradually gaining popularity and making a name for itself as a center for dining, nightlife, and innovation. In recent years an influx of new establishments gave the area a fresh vibrancy -- from restaurants to theater groups, and a biotech...

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Blind man and dog survive fall onto train tracks in Harlem

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(Credit: Police and MTA on the scene following the accident. (David Torres))

UPDATED 12/17 at 8:15 P.M.: A 60-year-old blind man said his guide dog saved his life after they both survived being run over by an A train when they fell into the tracks at a Harlem station yesterday.

Cecil Williams, of Brooklyn, and his service dog Orlando fell onto the tracks of a northbound A train at the 125th Street station shortly after 9:30 a.m. The train came to a halt with Williams...

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City opens nation's largest continuous Wi-Fi zone in Harlem


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The nation's largest public Wi-Fi network launched in Harlem Tuesday, eventually offering free outdoor Internet access to thousands of residents and visitors over 95 blocks.

Mayor Michael Bloomberg said it's the latest step in creating a comprehensive Wi-Fi zone across all five boroughs.

Tech advocates praised the newest effort to increase Internet access, saying that a wireless Big...

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East Harlem gets spotlight in city's tourism campaign

La Casa Azul Bookstore

(Credit: La Casa Azul Bookstore will be featured in the city's East Harlem tourism campaign. ( NYC& Company))

Move over Rockefeller Center: The city says El Barrio is the place to visit this holiday season.

NYC & Company, the city's tourism wing, is touting East Harlem as part of its Neighborhood x Neighborhood campaign to spotlight less-visited communities in the five boroughs.

Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate Levin said there will be several major events in the area this season for visitors...

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