Harlem

Police respond to the scene of an explosion and building collapse in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The explosion leveled two apartment buildings, and sent flames and billowing black smoke above the skyline. (AP Photo/Jeremy Sailing)

Searchers dig through rubble of 2 NY buildings

NEW YORK (AP) – Rescue workers are using back hoes and a bulldozer to search for any victims still buried after an explosion demolished two Manhattan buildings. Meanwhile, questions are swirling about the gas leak […]

03/13/2014

Police respond to the scene of an explosion and building collapse in the East Harlem neighborhood of New York, Wednesday, March 12, 2014. The explosion leveled two apartment buildings, and sent flames and billowing black smoke above the skyline. (AP Photo/Jeremy Sailing)

Update: 2 NYC buildings collapse, 2 dead, others missing

NEW YORK (AP) – A gas leak triggered an earthshaking explosion that flattened two East Harlem apartment buildings Wednesday, killing at least two people, injuring 36 and leaving more than a dozen others missing. One […]

03/12/2014

U.S. first lady Michelle Obama speaks during a luncheon at The Studio Museum of Harlem Tuesday Sept. 24, 2013 in New York. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)

Michelle Obama calls Harlem a cultural gem

NEW YORK (AP) — Extolling the virtues of Harlem’s rich cultural history, Michelle Obama hosted a luncheon for the spouses of foreign dignitaries Tuesday in the historic New York City neighborhood she described as “quintessentially […]

09/24/2013

Aging stickball players in NY (AP Video on YouTube)

Aging NYC stickballers keep street game alive

NEW YORK (AP) — They run with a little less speed, hit with a little less power and worry less about shattering nearby windows, but a graying crew of stickball enthusiasts is keeping the urban […]

07/12/2013

Harlem-Shake-Tunisia

‘Harlem Shake’ videos provoke Tunisian battles

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — The “Harlem Shake” has swept up Tunisian youth, provoking attacks by conservative Muslims, condemnation by the education minister and hundreds of copycat videos.

03/05/2013

NY high school raises $489K with marathon dance

SOUTH GLENS FALLS, N.Y. (AP) – More than 700 students at South Glens Falls High School in upstate New York danced the weekend away for charity, raising almost half a million dollars for local causes.

03/04/2013

From the Harlem Shake video posted on YouTube.

Shake on a plane? Dance craze brings FAA inquiry

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The latest craze to sweep the Internet is bringing college students the wrong kind of attention — from the FAA. During a flight from Colorado Springs to San Diego, a group of students started the Harlem Shake.

02/28/2013

Lady Gaga donates $1M to Red Cross for Sandy

NEW YORK (AP) – Lady Gaga is donating $1 million to the Red Cross to aid those affected by Superstorm Sandy. The New York-born singer posted on her blog Wednesday that she is pledging the […]

11/07/2012

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