When Harlem Had Elevated Trains (Video)

In the early evening of May 12, 1955, a train pulled out of Lower Manhattan’s Chatham Square, near City Hall, bound for upper Manhattan and the Bronx via Third Avenue. Continue Reading →

Small’s Paradise, Harlem, New York, 1930 (Photograph)

An intimate photograph of the entrance of Smalls Paradise (often called Small’s Paradise and Smalls’ Paradise, and not to be confused with Smalls Jazz Club), a nightclub at (on the Chitlin Circuit) 2294½ Seventh Avenue at 135th Street, Harlem, New York, 1930, photograph.
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Clark & Wilkins Lumber Company, The “Tiffany” Of Wood In Harlem, 1870 (Photographs)

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The Clark & Wilkins Company at 306 East 128th Street off Second Avenue at East Harlem River, New York, 1870. Continue Reading →

The Fabulous Schomburg Center Named National Historic Landmark

The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as one of 24 new National Historic Landmarks. Continue Reading →

Goldie Brangman And Evan Koch Talk Dr. Marting Luther King Jr In Harlem On Harlem World Radio (update)

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As part of Black History Month listen to 94 year old Harlem Hospital nurse Goldie Brangman and writer Evan Koch as they talk Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr in Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Incredible Harlem Born, Sylvia Robinson

Sylvia Vanderpool Robinson (March 6, 1936 – September 29, 2011) was an American singer, musician, record producer, and record label executive. Continue Reading →

Celebrate NY State’s 240th Birthday In Harlem (Update)

New York History blog reports that on April 22nd, 2017 at noon, New York State will be 240 years old. It was on that date back in 1777 that New York’s Constitution was signed in Kingston, New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem Hospital School Of Nursing Exhibit Honors One Of Its Students

NY1 reports on a pioneer in the field of nursing was honored in Harlem Friday. 92-year-old Mildred Norman graduated from Harlem Hospital School of Nursing back in 1946. Continue Reading →

Lenox Avenue And 126th Street Harlem NY 1901

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It’s the winter of 1901, on a overcast Harlem day, with bare trees at Lenox Avenue and 126th Street with horses and wagons lined the street in New York. Continue Reading →

125th Street From 6th Avenue, Harlem, New York 1891 (Update)

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A great print image from 125th Street from 6th Ave. Looking West (aka Lenox Avenue, and today Malcolm X), Harlem, New York, 1891.

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