The Harlem Historical Society Moves “The A Place For All People” Smithsonian Institution Show

A moving display has made a pit stop in the Poconos, Tannersville and all are invited to see it. Jacob Morris moved the Smithsonian Institution display from Brooklyn to Tannersville.

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Council Approves Harlem African Burial Ground

City Land NYC reports that the Harlem African Burial Ground, affordable housing, and commercial space will replace the 126th Street Bus Depot. Continue Reading →

Well And House, Harlem, NY, 1898 (Photographs)

Another great photograph (above) by James Reuel Smith of a Well and House, 50 feet east of Amsterdam Avenue and 100 feet north of West 137th Street, New York, the two photographs were taken on April 9, 1898. Continue Reading →

Dickie Wells Club, Harlem, New York, 1940-1950

Dickie Wells was called the Harlem Playboy, and his club originally built as a bowling alley Dickie Wells aka “Dickie’s club” (above left photograph) was meant to be an off shoot of his reputation at 162 West 133rd Street at Seventh Avenue, in Harlem, NY, 1940-1950. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s John Carlos At The 1968 Summer Olympic’s

John Wesley Carlos, born June 5, 1945- , is an American former track and field athlete and professional football player. Continue Reading →

Harlem Singer, Dancer, And Female Impersonator Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams (Video)

Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams, July 14, 1907 – October 17, 1962, was an American blues and jazz singer, dancer and occasional female impersonator. Continue Reading →

Baseball World Series MVP Award Named For Willie Mays Harlem History (Video)

US News reports that Major League Baseball has named its World Series Most Valuable Player award after Willie Mays.

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Harlem African Burial Ground Memorial And Mixed-Use Development Approved

Arch Paper reports that while completing work on the Willis Avenue Bridge in East Harlem in the early 2000s, an unexpected discovery was made. Continue Reading →

Leslie Arthur Julien “Hutch” Hutchinson, From Harlem To Hampstead, 1900 – 1969

Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson, known as “Hutch” (7 March 1900 – 18 August 1969), was one of the biggest cabaret stars in the world during the 1920s and 1930s. Continue Reading →

City Council Approves Harlem African Burial Ground Development In East Harlem

Patch reports that the New York City Council approved zoning applications for a massive development on an East Harlem site home to the former 126th Street bus depot and a 17th century African burial ground, the city Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday. Continue Reading →

Today In Harlem History Fidel Castro Moved Into The Hotel Theresa (Updated)

In 1960, Cuban leader Fidel Castro, in New York to visit the United Nations, angrily checked out of the Shelburne Hotel in a dispute with the management. Continue Reading →

Proposed World’s Tallest Wooden Structure Filters Contaminated Water In Harlem Meer

Responding to the ever-growing demand for sky-high public spaces and the need for innovative environmental solutions, New York-based studio DFA has envisioned a 712-foot-tall prefabricated timber observation tower in New York’s Central Park that, if built, would become the world’s tallest timber structure. Continue Reading →

“Live At The Apollo,” James Brown And Famous Flames In Harlem, NY 1962 (Full Video)

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Live at the Apollo is a live with James Brown and the Famous Flames, recorded in 1962 at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, and released Live at the Apollo album in 1963. Continue Reading →

House And Boy At Amsterdam Avenue And West 116th Street, NY 1898

Unidentified house on the Northeast corner of Amsterdam Avenue and West 116th Street, in Harlem, New York, November 8, 1898, by Harlem photographer James Reuel Smith. Continue Reading →

The 119th Street Well In Harlem Farming Country, 1897 (Photo)

The 119th Street Well by James Reuel Smith, the Well was located 25 feet south of west 119th Street and 150 feet east of Amsterdam Avenue, NY, October 6, 1897. Continue Reading →