Dr. Clarkes’s Centenary Culls Celebration in Harlem

ASCAC elders in harlem worldBy Vinette K. Pryce

The 100th birthday anniversary of Dr. John Henrik Clarke was marked by ceremonial tributes from his students and a plethora of nostalgic recollections of the Pan-African, educator, historian and cultural icon. Continue Reading →

Policeman Fogarty And The Crime-Stopping Harlem Goats, 1897

goatscpThe following story is dedicated in memory of the eight people who died in a building collapse in East Harlem, when a leak in a natural gas pipeline laid in 1887 exploded on March 10, 2014. Continue Reading →

135th Street Subway Stop, Harlem 1907

lenox and 135th street harlem nycThe 2 and 3 train cast-iron and glass entrance (not exit) kiosk subway station (the one on the next block to the right is the exit) looking north from 135th Street is a station on the IRT Lenox Avenue Line, Harlem, New York, 1907. Continue Reading →

Ida Bell Wells-Barnett July 16 1862 – March 25 1931

Mary_Garrity_-_Ida_BIda Bell Wells-Barnett (July 16, 1862 – March 25, 1931) was an African-American journalist, newspaper editor, suffragist, sociologist, and an early leader in the civil rights movement. Continue Reading →

Mount Morris Park Historic Distric Extension- Public Hearing

Mount Morris  parkIn accordance with Section 25-313 of the Administrative Code of the City of New York, the District Office has been notified that a public hearing regarding the proposed designation of the Mount Morris Park Historic District Extension will be held on Tuesday, July 21, 2015 at 9:30 AM. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Market, New York, 1891

harlemmarketThe Harlem Market, one of the greatest open-air markets of its time, was started by a group of men who wanted to provide a wholesale market for small tradesmen and farmers from Westchester County and Long Island. Continue Reading →