Rudy’s World: Harlem’s 125th Street – Our Own Champs – Elysees

By Rudy CollinsCross 110th Street – Harlem’s 125th Street, Our own Champs – Elyse, stretching from the East River to the Hudson River, with Grant Houses looming in the background.
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Rudy’s World: At The Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala 2017 In Harlem (Photos)

By Rudy Collins

What a night of entertainment on Monday, June 12, 2017 at the Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala. Celebrity superstars Ceelo Green, Charlie Wilson, and Sheila E. wowed the packed house with great music led by Ray Chew, Apollo Musical Director.

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Rudy’s World: National Black Theater Is In The Zone In Riveting New Play (Photos)

By Rudy Collins

June 3rd, 2017 was the opening night at the National Black Theater for Playwright James Ijames’s riveting play about the aftereffects of fatal police brutality. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Madison Square Boys and Girls Club Groundbreaking In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

On May 25th, 2017, the weather was on our side for the groundbreaking ceremony for the Madison Square Boys and Girls Club new Pinkerton Clubhouse at 154th Street at Bradhurst Avenue in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Exclusive Screening Of “In The Morning” At Raw Space In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

On Thursday, April 20, 2017, I attended a special advance Cocktails & Cinema screening of the film “In The Morning,” to a packed house at ImageNation’s Raw Space in Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Haberdashery’s Black Tie Masquerade In Harlem (Photos)

By Rudy Collins

On Saturday evening, March 4th, 2017, the Harlem Haberdashery’s Black Tie Masquerade Gala was another great gathering of Harlem’s beautiful people at Harlem Hospital’s Pavilion. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Inez Dickens Sworn At Harlem Hospital

By Rudy Collins

On Thursday, February 2nd, 2017, Harlem City Councilwoman Inez Dickens was sworn in at a standing room only ceremony at Harlem Hospital to serve in the New York state Assembly, 70th Assembly District, Manhattan.

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Rudy’s World: Olive Gardens Ribbon cutting In Harlem

By Rudy Collins

Olive Garden comes to Harlem. On Monday, December 12th, 2016, the ribbon was cut welcoming the restaurant to 125th Street at Lenox Avenue as the food and drinks were enjoyed by the crowd. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Holiday Performance Of Batoto Yetu At City College In Harlem (photographs)

batoto-yetu1By Rudy Collins

What a moving show. The “Holiday Performance” by the very talented dancers of “Batoto Yetu” on Sunday, December 10th at Aaron Davis Hall, City College in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Prince Inducted In To The Apollo’s “Walk of Fame” In Harlem (Photos)

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Today, the genius Prince was inducted onto the Apollo’s “Walk of Fame”. Melissa “Do me baby” Morgan entertained, and the one and only Maceo was one of the speakers. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: A Red Carpet Night At The African Film Festival Opening

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By Rudy Collins

On May 4th, The African Film Festival Opening Night was a proud and pride filled event at The Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center. Continue Reading →

Just Food Conference Serves It Up At Columbia In Harlem

By Lil Nickelson

On Sunday, March 13th, 2016 Just Food held its annual conference at Teachers College, on the campus of Columbia University at the Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy.  Continue Reading →

Why Women In Harlem Are Better Investors Than Men

women engagedBy Mark Chandik

When it comes to investing, many women take a stay-the-course approach that research shows can give them an advantage over their male counterparts. Continue Reading →

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 →