The Collyer Brothers Harlem NY 1881-1947 (Rare Video)

the collyer brothers of harlem longely and homerWe love Harlem Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Wakeman Collyer (October 3, 1885 – c. March 9, 1947), known as the Collyer brothers, were two brothers from Harlem who became infamous for their bizarre natures and compulsive hoarding. Continue Reading →

Eloise & Ruby, Harlem Flappers, Harlem, NY 1920’s (Photograph)

Two Harlem diva Flappers dressed in Harlem 1920’s street style, we’re not sure of the street address but these two ladies look fabulous in Harlem, New York 1920’s.

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Ansche Chesed Synagogue, Harlem, NY, 1910 (Photograph)

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A great rare photograph at West 114th Street at the corner of 7th Avenue, Ansche Chesed Synagogue in Harlem, New York, 1914. Continue Reading →

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 →

Harlem Fave Harry Belafonte Pre-Birthday Celebration: Screenings And Conversation With Walter Mosley

Actor, musician, activist, and humanitarian Harry Belafonte will turn 90-years-old on March 1, 2017. On this occasion, Museum of the Moving Image will celebrate his legendary career as an artist and activist—a little early—on Saturday, February 4, 2017, with a three-film retrospective and conversation with Belafonte’s friend, the best-selling author Walter Mosley. Continue Reading →

“Get In The Way: The Journey Of John Lewis” Film At The Schomburg In Harlem

“Sometimes you have to disturb people’s sense of tranquility and create a little noise,” according to Congressman John Lewis. Continue Reading →

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 →