The Bloomingdale Reformed Church Harlem, New York, 1861-1910

The Bloomingdale Reformed Church, 949 West End Avenue at 106th Street, New York, N.Y.. The Bloomingdale Reformed Dutch Church was founded in 1805 by Jacob Harsen and his neighbors in Harsenville, the area known today as Lincoln Square. Continue Reading →

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Condo Developers Buy Harlem Church For $7.5 Million

A Harlem church plans to sell one of its buildings to a developer for $7.5 million, according to court papers. Continue Reading →

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Review Excerpts Of The Rare 1930 Census Of Harlem Churches By The Journey Through NYC Religions

A Journey through NYC Religions is making available excerpts of a hard to get report on the 1930 census of Harlem churches done by the Greater New York Federation of Churches. Continue Reading →

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Standing Up For Human Rights At the Church Of Scientology Community Center Of Harlem

church-of-scientology-community-center-of-harlemfinal1Scientologists of Harlem, New York, joined Scientology Churches across the world in celebrating the 68th anniversary of the UN General Assembly’s adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). The theme of the forum was “Stand up for someone’s rights today!”—the 2016 International Human Rights Day motto. Continue Reading →

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Rev. Calvin Butts Sees Better Times For Abyssinian Development Corp.

rev butts in harlemTwo weeks ago, Gov. Andrew Cuomo spoke at Harlem’s Abyssinian Baptist Church, where he vowed to defend immigrants from deportation and pledged to protect the rights of all New Yorkers who feel threatened by the incoming Trump administration. Continue Reading →

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Congrats To Desireé Allen Pastor And Director Of Harlem’s The Dream Center

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Pastor Desireé Allen, who serves as the pastor of arts and spiritual formation of First Corinthian Baptist Church in New York City as well as the director of Harlem’s The Dream Center, revealed in a blog post that she discovered she was expecting in May on Mother’s Day while on vacation at Disney World. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Keith Wright And Others Do The Right Thing Serving Thanksgiving Meals

Keith Wright speaking during a NY Daily News Editorial meeting on the 3rd floor of 450 West 33rd Street.

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Catholic Charities of New York will be hosting their annual turkey distribution, providing over 800 Thanksgiving meals with Keith Wright and others at the Lt. Joseph P. Kennedy Community Center in Harlem on Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016. Continue Reading →

Harlem Scientology Hosts The 13th Annual International Human Rights Summit

harlem-community-center1The new Harlem Scientology Community Center hosted the finale of the 13th annual International Human Rights Summit with a briefing on the civil rights movement and the state of human rights in America today. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Church Purchased By Brooklyn Landlord For $29M

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The Real Deal Reports that Brooklyn landlord Haim Nortman has scooped up a Harlem church for $28.5 million. Continue Reading →

A New Community Rose Grows in Harlem

church of scientology 1Water surrounds it. The East, Harlem and Hudson Rivers form its boundaries, but Harlem is transcendent. For generations, this neighborhood has been the spiritual center of African-American and Caribbean life in the United States. Continue Reading →

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Ephesus Seventh-Day Adventist Church Harlem, NY 1890’s

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Harlem’s beautiful late Victorian Gothic Revival skyline landmark is the slender steeple of Ephesus Seventh-day Adventist Church on West 123rd Street and Lenox Avenue in central Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

“A Better You” With Rev. Michael Walrond Jr., And More In Harlem

Tolbert and others in harlemA Better You, the series of wellness, inspirational events, is coming to Harlem in June. The events, specially designed for the African-American community, aim to help seniors and their caregivers understand Medicare and their health care coverage options through a celebration of wellness. Continue Reading →

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Dione Warwick, Melba Moore, Charles B. Rangel And More Celebrate Harlem’s Black Nuns’

nuns5The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of only three orders of Black nuns in the United States, was preparing to phase out in 2014. Continue Reading →

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De Blasio Finds Inspiration From Malcolm X In Harlem

mayorb ill de blasio in harlemNY Post reports that Mayor de Blasio told a packed Harlem church Sunday that he took the inspiration for adopting his mother’s maiden name from the “Autobiography of Malcolm X.” Continue Reading →

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“A Miracle In Harlem,” By Shirley Caesar 1997 (video)

shhirley caesar a miracle in harlemTodays Christian Music wrote an article about A Miracle in Harlem 1997 as “…a song that typifies a signature Shirley Caesar performance, offering an energetic, stylistically broad concert with full band.” Continue Reading →

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George Wilson Becton The “Dancing Evangelist” Of Harlem 1925-1933

harlems george wilon becton1George Wilson Becton was born in Clarksville, Texas, and died in 1933. He was also known as The “dancing evangelist” of Harlem was considered the “first of the colorful cult leaders in Harlem” in the 1930’s. Continue Reading →

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LGBT Group Raises Funds To Purchase Atlah Church In Harlem

manning church in harlem via googleLess than two weeks after the ATLAH church, home of virulently anti-LGBT Rev. James David Manning, announced it had been foreclosed and was being put up for auction. Continue Reading →

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