Tag Archive for Bloomberg

Barrio Op Ed: Bargain Uptown Theater!

The Mayor wants to cut a sweetheart deal with a multi million dollar corporation to give them a million dollar parcel of city-owned land in East Harlem for $1.00, even though that corporation can well afford to pay market rate for the property. I must admit to some astonishment over this deal. I am also…

The New Randalls Island: Separate and Unequal?

Under the Randalls Island Sports Foundation’s “New Deal,” local public schools would have priority access to 20 ball fields from 3 to 6 pm. What this actually means is that the majority of children in East Harlem and the South Bronx would have to skip their school lessons or their dinner in order to play…

De la Vega Trades East Harlem for East Village

Artist James de la Vega is not doing badly these days. With a brand-new East Village storefront and crowds of affluent shoppers drifting in every day, the former East Harlem icon is thrilled with his new gallery. Although rents along the retail corridor of St. Mark’s Place range from $6,000 to $12,000 per month, de…