HW Pick: Is Preservation Elitist?

IsPreservationElitist_HeroWhile many of New York’s designated historic districts are known for their grand architecture (such as Brooklyn Heights and the Upper East Side), an increasing number of others – including Tin Pan Alley, Flushing, Weeksville, and Chinatown– are famed for their distinctive cultural character.  Continue Reading →

The Most Modern Palm Cafe And Cocktail Lounge, Harlem, 1949 (video)

palm cafeA great image of a damp Harlem with the Apollo, Playland arcade, Harlem Lanes, the Loews Victoria Theater and to the right the ever modern Palm Cafe and Cocktail Lounge at 209 West 125th Street in Harlem USA, New York.

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Claremont Theatre And Restaurant, In Edison Film, Harlem, NY (video)

claremont theater film in harlemThe photograph above shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre on the southeast corner of 135th Street at 3320-3338 Broadway where Thomas Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in On the stroke of twelve in Manhattanville, Harlem, in New York. Continue Reading →

Pabst’s Harlem Restaurant And Dance Hall, 1905

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A postcard looking east from 1905 shows horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and the front entrance (to the right) of the Pabst’s Harlem Restaurant And Dance Hall (Pabst Harlem) at 256-258 West 125th Street erected in Harlem, New York in 1900. Continue Reading →

Colliers Markets Corn Exchange Building in Harlem

Corn Exchange Bldg 036 - Track View Close UpFollowing completion of a major redevelopment and repositioning, one of the most significant and storied office buildings in Harlem — the Corn Exchange Building — has been brought to market for lease by Colliers International. Continue Reading →

5 Best Historic Spots In Harlem

1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone

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One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Mount Morris Baths Steam And Turkish, Harlem, 1893

mt-morris turkish bath house 1The Mount Morris Baths Steam And Turkish had been around since the late 1800’s and gay since the 1930’s in Mount Morris Park on the corner of South Madison Avenue, between 124th and 125th Streets, Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

A Harlem Townhouse, a Sentimental Journey

10HARLEM1-articleLargeIt may not seem so to outsiders, but New York City is really a collection of small towns with residents and businesses connected in the most surprising ways. Just ask David Daniels. Continue Reading →

Check Out The $5 Million Penthouse In Harlem

harlem sky line1Eat your heart out! Perched high in the sky, between two prominent city parks, Harlem Meer in Central Park and Morningside Park, is this full floor 2,154 square foot penthouse at 321 West 110th Street (at Lenox Avenue) in Harlem, New York.
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