“Puttin’ on the Ritz” is a popular song written and published in 1929 by Irving Berlin and introduced by Harry Richman in the musical film Puttin’ on the Ritz, 1930. Continue Reading →
City Councilman David Greenfield is asking the Manhattan Democratic Party to boot a City Council candidate running on his opposition to “greedy Jewish landlords” off the party rolls. Continue Reading →
A Harlem mother claims construction on the roof of her building is leaking tar into her apartment through the vents and walls. Continue Reading →
For this First Fridays, our popular monthly social gathering, we’re celebrating the golden age of hip-hop and R&B, the genre’s diverse formative years, and the lasting impact of Bad Boy Entertainment (also known as Bad Boy Records), the hugely successful record label founded in 1993 by Sean “Diddy” Combs. Continue Reading →
On Monday, April 24, 2017, The New York City Council Transportation Committee is expected to pass Intro 965-A, introduced by Council Transportation Harlem Chair Ydanis Rodriguez, requiring the NYC Department of Transportation to study areas of the city cut off from subway service, otherwise known as transit deserts.
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After Jimi Hendrix’s discharge from the army, he earned his living as a traveling musician on the so-called Chitlin’ Circuit—the circuit of venues throughout the segregated South that booked black musicians. Continue Reading →