104th Street And Broadway, Harlem, New York 1910

In the photo above, we can see a lot of street-level action and detail from fashion to transportation to interesting store signage at 104th Street and Broadway, Harlem, New York, 1910. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster

burt lancaster from east harlem1Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called “The Grin”). Continue Reading →

Ydanis Rodriguez Supports Landmarking Of Loew’s Washington Heights “Treasure”

In 2016, the Preservation Commission designated 40 individual landmarks. Twenty-six of them came from its 95-item backlog. Continue Reading →

CM Rodriguez To Announce Decision On Landmark Designation Of Loew’s Theatre

Tomorrow, Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez will announce his final decision on whether or not he will vote to grant city landmark status to the historic Loew’s Theatre on 175th Street and Broadway, also known as the “United Palace Cathedral” and the “United Palace for the Arts.”

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“Riverside Drive at 106th Street, New York City,” 1918 (Post Card)

A rare photographic post card taken of what looks like a Harlem manufactured Warren-Nash touring car cruising towards the viewer just after the turn of the century on West 106th Street and Riverside Drive, Harlem, New York, 1918. Continue Reading →

Downes Boulevard Hotel At Broadway And 103 Street, Harlem, New York 1890s

A atmospheric photograph looking down in front of the Downes Boulevard Hotel built some time after the Civil War was located at Bloomingdale Road later the Boulevard, finally becoming Broadway and West 103rd Street in the then called Bloomingdale neighborhood in West Harlem 1890’s. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ann Lowe The Fashion Designer To First Ladies

Diva Ann Cole Lowe, 1898 – February 25, 1981, was a Harlem resident, American fashion designer and the first African American to become a noted fashion designer. Continue Reading →

‘Little Coney Island’ On West 110th Street, Harlem, New York 1890’s (Updated)

For a short period, perhaps less than five years, West 110th Street became an entertainment district known as “Little Coney Island,” 1890’s in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

The Fabulous Schrafft’s, Broadway And 107th Street, Harlem, NY, 1933 (Photographs)

The 102-103rd Street Block Association reports that the back in the day, the old, steady Schrafft’s had a fountain at 2786 Broadway between West 107th and 108th Streets, Harlem, New York, 1933.  Continue Reading →

‘Harlem’ Tommy Murphy, Harlem, 1911

At the turn of the century boxing was huge in Harlem and this 1921 Exhibit Supply Company Boxing Postcard proves it of ‘Harlem’ Tommy Murphy in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →