Linda Villarosa runs the journalism program at the City College of New York. A former editor at the New York Times and Essence magazine, she has also written for the Root, Slate, Oprah, Men's Fitness and Ms. magazines. Most recently, her Essence profile on New York's first lady Chirlane McCray received national recognition. She is a 2013 graduate of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, specializing in urban and multimedia journalism. Her mother, Clara Villarosa, is the retired co-founder of Harlem's Hue-Man Bookstore.
Update: Airbnb, the home sharing site, has run up against problems in New York City and in cities across the country. But not in Harlem.
News summary for the week of 8/1 - 8/17, 2014
Airbnb Tourists Transform Harlem
As the weather gets warmer, more and more tourists will call Harlem home—literally. Increasingly, visitors to our neighborhood skip hotels and use Airbnb and similar sharing services to find local apartments to stay in uptown.
The daughter of the Madam C.J. Walker, A’Lelia Walker was the bad girl of the Harlem.