Up Close with CC Minton: Band Leader Dannis Winston Visits Harlem

By CC Minton

International Band Leader, Dannis Winston, visited Boys & Girls Harbor to teach the first Master Class ever offered by someone other than a faculty member. The first Master Class of its kind took place on Wednesday, November 4, 2015. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The Two Faces of An Executive Chef

Chef Matthew Tivy and Miss Lil1By Lil Nickelson

I finally met Executive Chef/Owner Matthew Tivy this past summer after I had reviewed two French bistro establishments out of the three restaurants in his food business empire that he co owns or manages in Manhattan; Chez Lucienne in Harlem on Lenox Avenue near 125th Street and Café du Soleil on the Upper West Side near 104th Street and Broadway.  Continue Reading →

Jolie Patisserie: Hot New Bakery To Try In Harlem

Jolie Patisserie

Jolie Patisserie

Pastry chef Moha Orchid is behind Jolie, which opened this past spring with an article Dining With Miss Lil: Harlem’s Newest Pastry Shop on Harlem World Magazine by Senior Food writer Lil Nickelson this past summer.
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The Reel Sisters Film Festival 2015, A Day Of Realness In Harlem

reel sisters1By Rudy Collins

The day long Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Festival Lecture Series 2015 founded by Carolyn Butts on Saturday, October 3rd, 2015 at Imagenations Raw Space in Harlem offered a good learning experience for everyone. Continue Reading →

Dorothy Skinner Street Naming In Harlem


By Rudy Collins

The family and neighborhood friends of Dorothy Skinner gathered at 140th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Mayor David Dinkins At Maya Angelou Dedication

esper2By Rudy Colins

It was the Esper dedication for the Maya Angelou Forever Stamp in collaboration with the National Park Service and the United States Postal Service, at the downtown African Burial Ground National Monument on Thursday, August 20, 2015.

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Join The 46th Annual African American Heritage Day Parade In Harlem

rudy-parade1This years theme of the 46th Annual African-American Heritage Day Parade is ‘We Salute the African-American Business Community’. The event is on Sunday September 20, 2015 at 1 PM in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem Photographer Rudy Collins

rudy collinsThe latest installment of our Harlem Interview series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Harlem World: Do you have brothers and/or sisters? Where were you born? Are you married or single?

RC: I have four brothers. I was born in Harlem Hospital on Lenox Avenue. I’m single Continue Reading →

Up Close with CC Minton: Harlem Haberdashery Hosts Hospital Benefit

By CC Minton

Harlem Haberdashery hosted its second Masquerade Ball benefiting Harlem Hospital Center’s Pediatric Outpatient programs. Continue Reading →