Mayor de Blasio Kicks Off Construction On Street Redesigns From Harlem To Hollis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced that with the arrival of spring and warmer weather, the City is beginning work on dozens of Vision Zero street redesign and construction safety projects as part of a $1.6 billion safety initiative. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s A$AP Rocky Stars In Dior Ad Campaign

For spring, Dior Homme tapped a lineup of diverse, multigenerational artists to front its campaign. Creative director Kris Van Assche looked to Harlem style rapper A$AP Rocky. Continue Reading →

Remembering Sculptor Houston Conwill (1947-2016)

By  Candice Frederick

On November 14, 2016, Schomburg Center staff mourned the passing of sculptor Houston Conwill, whose Cosmogram on view in our Langston Hughes Lobby has attracted patrons from across the globe.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Zelda Wynn Valdes, 1940’s

Zelda_Wynn_Valdes1The legendary Zelda Wynn Valdes (June 28, 1905 – September 26, 2001) was an African-American fashion designer and costumer. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Kathy Kuo Style Is Perfectly At Home In Harlem

Embrace the luxe side of life in the hottest home gear from Kathy Kuo Home by Harlem resident Kathy Kuo. From floor to ceiling, her designs present a shopping list with inspiration from life, luxury and more. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Kathy Kuo Opens Luxe Home-Decor Store In Harlem

In the latest advance for Harlem retail, high-end online home-decor boutique Kathy Kuo Home has signed a lease for 2,350 square feet at 1961-1963 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., the retail portion of the Morellino condo apartments building at 159 W. 118th Street in Harlem NY. Continue Reading →

Celebrate Harlem With The Harlem Holiday Windows

art-crawl-harlemIn celebration of the holiday season, as well as Harlem’s rich history and culture, the Frederick Douglass Boulevard Alliance (FDBA) is partnering with the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT). Continue Reading →

Washington Heights Community Projects Receive Six Major Design Awards in Past Year

the-steps-before-and-after11Commissioner Feniosky Peña-Mora of the New York City Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced today that three major projects recently completed by DDC in Washington Heights have received a total of six prestigious architecture and engineering awards in the last 12 months. Continue Reading →

Rare “Two-Gun Man From Harlem,” Lobby Card, 1938, NY

two-man-from-harlemTwo-Gun man From Harlem, 1938, with All Negro Cast vintage original lobby card, made in the USA. Starring Herb Jeffries, Marguerite Whitten, Clarence Brooks, Mantan Moreland, Matthew ‘Stymie’ Beard, directed by Richard C. Kahn, Merit Pictures/Sack Amusement Enterprises. Continue Reading →

Columbia Grad Laurie Hawkinson Appointed To The Cities Public Design Commission

hawkinsonlaurie-architectMayor Bill de Blasio today announced the appointment of Laurie Hawkinson to the Public Design Commission, New York City’s design review agency. Hawkinson brings a wealth of experience in architectural design and capital construction to the Commission, having completed many public and private projects around the world. Continue Reading →