Saturday, September 13th, 2014
New Yorkers celebrated the life of Maya Angelou during a packed memorial service at the Riverside Church in Morningside Heights. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and author Toni Morrison spoke to the crowd about the inspirational poet and writer, who died in June at age 86.
Angelou, best known for her memoir “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings,” was recalled as a poet of the people who touched millions of lives with her words and spirit.
Thursday, July 31st, 2014
More than 53,000 artists have applied for one of just 89 new units of subsidized living and working space in a former public school on E. 99th Street, organizers announced.
Developers for the space, known as El Barrio’s Artspace PS 109 and located between Second and Third avenues, fielded 51,313 online applications via a city website by the July 14 deadline, officials said. That’s on top of more than 2,000 paper applications filed.