December - 2012 - AppleBee’s Opens a new store at the East River Plaza Mall. The beautiful eatery is housed in a built from scratch building. And as is the tradition for AppleBee’s, it reflects some of the community in which it is located. The wall are all covered in photo of local people, places and schools.
AppleBee’s Grand Opening Ceremony was held near noon time, with much fanfare on December 10, 2012.Read Story
World Meet Dax
What or who is Dax? Glad you asked. Because Mr. Dax Feliz is someone very special in our community. Born almost 20 years ago, Dax attended East Harlem schools, including Central Park East and the East Harlem Tutorial Program. He was a member of the East Harlem Tutorial Program Robotics Team (after school program portion) which attended the Robotic Championships in Atlanta.Read Story
The Incredible Candy Shop
Tucked away near the corner of 110th Street and Third Avenue like a fantastic new secret too incredible to believe is the Coco Le Vu Candy Shop and Party Room. The exact location is 202 East 110 Street. Few if any business establishment in East Harlem will impress your mind, eyes and sweet tooth like Coco Le Vu.
Walking into the store is like walking into one of those colorized dreams we all rarely have. You’d think you were at the Willie Wanka movie set. Upon walking in you are greeted with a great looking well decorated store. There are green, teal, orange and black stripped walls, in front of which are beautiful white cabinets filled with candies.Read Story
Robert Gary Stopper 1960-2011
East Harlem August 23, 2011. Robert Gary Stopper passed away on Thursday, August 11th, 2011 in New York City at the age of 51. Robert has been a long time East Harlem resident and community activist. He was often seen speak during Community Board 11’s Public Session for causes he believed in. Robert also helped many of East Harlem’s elected officials get elected by working on their political campaigns.
Robert was instrumental in building relationships and in fund-raising events for his East Harlem community.Read Story
Cristo Rey New York High School Summer Academy
East Harlem - July 12, 2011 - Cristo Rey New York High School will kick-off its “Summer Academy” New Student Orientation on July 18th. This three-week course includes intensive Math and English instruction and the “Business Boot Camp” program, which prepares students for our unique Corporate Work Study Program.
Esperanza Prep Students Taught about Cyber-Bullying
East Harlem - May 18, 2011. Students from Esperanza Preparatory Academy were led into discussions about Cyber-Bullying and Financial Literacy by guest speakers from Capital One Bank and Per Scholas, a non-profit organization. Per Scholas is dedicated to empowering people in low-income communities to use technology to improve their lives. They help to supply low-cost or free computers and training to help young people and adults make better use of this technology. Capital One has partnered with Per Scholas to provide free laptops to local students, including 50 laptops to Esperanza Preparatory Academy.