Head to 4857 Broadway, uptown bibliophiles, as the New York Public Library (NYPL) has introduced a temporary Inwood branch for grab-and-go service starting February 25.
The new branch is located in a first-floor retail space within The Stack, a seven-story residential building.
It is one block from the Inwood branch’s main location, which has been closed since March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Patrons can reserve material online at NYPL’s website or over the phone for pickup at the temporary branch. Borrowers will be notified via email when their items are ready.
The library’s original location will remain closed as part of a major development program that will eventually transform the site into a 14-story building featuring 175 affordable apartments, a new public library, a community center and a Pre-K facility.
Harlem now has a podcast. It’s only right. Journalist Trymaine Lee has created an engrossing four-episode special series, Harlem on My Mind, that delves to the special place that Harlem holds in the Black imagination. Check it out below ASAP!
As difficulties have mounted in making appointments online, a new bilingual phone line has been launched to help uptown seniors book their slots to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
It was created by New York-Presbyterian (NYP) in partnership with the Northern Manhattan Improvement Corporation (NMIC), which is handling the calls.
NYP is running a vaccination hub at the Washington Heights Armory, with appointments available to seniors 65 and over. On Tuesday, a phone hotline was debuted to make it easier for seniors residing specifically in Northern Manhattan and the South Bronx to schedule appointments there.
Local seniors can now call 646.838.0319 to schedule a vaccine appointment.
Staffed by associates who speak English and Spanish, the hotline is available Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Today is the day familia… Season 4 of Snowfall kicks off tonight at 10 pm est with 2 brand new, back to back, episodes. Snowfall teleports viewers to the mid 80’s as the crack cocaine epidemic is starting to utterly devastate Los Angeles. Created by John Singleton (RIP) & Eric Amadio and Dave Andron, Snowfall also shines a light on the role the CIA played in this sordid chapter of American history. This is must-watch TV, don’t miss!
This week we received confirmation of what many of us already believed, that the NYPD and FBI conspired to kill Malcolm X. According to a letter that was a revealed as a death bed confession by former police officer, Raymond A. Wood, the NYPD and FBI conspired to kill, in the words of Ossie Davis, “our shining Black prince.” They may have murdered the man but his legacy, wisdom and example are eternal. Malcolm X Forever.
It's impossible to comprehend 500,000 deaths. I read about those who have died. Look into their eyes in pictures. I start with 1 person, then 2, then more, imagining a chain of pain so long it feels unending. To those who've lost loved ones, I send deep condolences. I see you.
In this episode the group talks about what they did on Valentine’s Day and Rachel taking a lengthy trip to the Catskills for a voiceover audition. On this week’s Bochinche Bites, Jaime dishes on Michael B. Jordan’s romantic Valentine’s Day aquarium date, the new dating trend known as Fauci-ing, and the Gorilla Glue girl getting an agent. On this week’s Frankspiracy News, Frank explains the strange origins of Valentine’s Day.