The heart of Harlem erupted in celebration when Barack Obama was declared president for a second term late Tuesday night. People took to the streets around 125th Street, frolicking, jamming on car horns and banging on saucepans. Evelyn Crowther, a local resident, danced and screamed. “Obama is for the people,” she said. “Without him, we [...]
Sandy survivors battled crowds and technical malfunctions to join uptowners at the polls today.
Uptown Votes: November 6, 2012 from Trishula Patel on Vimeo. Full article here. Reporting and photos by Trevor Bach, Charles Eichacker, Alvaro Guzman Bastida, Andres David Lopez, Anjli Parrin, Yue Qiu, Hollie Slade, Elizabeth Stuart, Jacob Weis, Kaitlyn Wells.
Three uptowners — a first-time voter, a veteran and a non-voter — explain their decisions.
Even with remarkable political resilience, Rep. Charles Rangel may still face bold opposition for his Congressional seat next year.
Assemblyman Keith Wight, a popular local politician, is reportedly Rep. Charles Rangel’s preferred successor.
Vincent Morgan, former community banker, argues that he best represents Harlem’s younger political generation.
Clyde Williams, who has worked for two U.S. Presidents, seriously considers a 2012 race for uptown’s Congressional seat.
East Harlem has seen a recent increase in its Asian population from 2000 to 2010.
City Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito intends to bring a Chinese vegetable stall to her district to accomodate the growing Chinese population.