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Harlem book fair

People came together Saturday to celebrate literature in Harlem, debating writing and identity at panel discussions and meeting with authors and publishers at kiosks on the street. Readings and panel discussions took place all day at the nearby Schomburg Center, Countee Cullen Library and the Harlem YMCA. Read more…

YMCA of Greater New York gets $1.5 Million Gift from John W. Rowe

John W. Rowe wants to boost the likelihood that young New Yorkers will finish high school and go to college. With a recent $1.5 million gift to the YMCA of Greater New York, Dr. Rowe, a professor of Health Policy and Management at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health, is supporting a college-readiness program that begins in the sixth grade and continues through the college-admissions process. The donation brings his total contributions to $2.5 million. Read more…