Posts Tagged ‘Harlem’

In which The Gay Recluse considers a subterranean masterpiece. Our friend Paul just sent us this from his phone: “So what if I voted for McCain?” OMGLMFAO! We’re not sure exactly where this was taken, but Paul lives in Harlem, so we’ll give our downtown neighbors credit for this piece of brilliance. (But Paul would […]


In which The Gay Recluse helps to spread the word. This note came in from Savona Bailey-McClain, a Harlem resident/community leader (and TGR reader!) who’s involved in uptown planning. In addition to the West Harlem Art Fund [which btw sponsored these awesome storefront installations — ed.], I also chair Waterfront & Economic Development for Manhattan […]


In which The Gay Recluse gets servicey. Reader Russell writes: I know that it’s a little our of your way but on June 8th, the Mount Morris Park Community Improvement Association will hold the 19th annual historic house tour.  Each year, the MMPCIA organizes a tour of ten or so historic homes in and around […]


In which The Gay Recluse welcomes a change. If you didn’t get a chance to see David A. Paterson’s speech today, we 100-percent recommend watching the whole thing. (We’d post a link but we couldn’t find one.) By the time he gets to his conclusion: “Let me introduce myself again: my name is David Paterson and I’m […]


In which The Gay Recluse applauds the news of uptown development. Curbed has reported that the city’s plan to rezone 125th Street — a plan we fully endorse — has passed the important hurdle of the Planning Commission, and will now move to City Council for final approval. Curbed also links to local coverage of […]


In which The Gay Recluse poses a question to a condominium development in Harlem. Yesterday Curbed posted an update (via Joe Schumacher) on the Kalahari, a controversial — aesthetically speaking — condominium development on 116th Street in Central Harlem that appears to be nearing completion. We recently observed the Kalahari on a field trip to […]


In which The Gay Recluse agrees with a reader. As regular readers know, we recently took a field trip to Harlem, which led us to make the case that the city should “aggressively” rezone 125th Street. Of the many responses we received — some of which (as expected) were caustic to the point of incoherence […]