Boy At A Well In West Harlem Shoreline, New York, May 13, 1898

Unidentified boy with water container photographed by James Reuel Smith at an old rough Well on the Hudson River shore (to the right) looking southeast from West 158th Street, in Harlem, NY, May 13, 1898.

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Small Boy A Top A Well At Broadway And West 124th Street, West Harlem, 1898

Turn of the century Harlem photograph by James Reuel Smith, a small Harlem boy sitting a top a well on the northeast corner of Broadway and West 124th Street, Harlem, New York, April 9, 1898.

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Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder Speaks At Columbia University In Harlem

Former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder on Tuesday voiced strong support for recent teacher walkouts in Oklahoma, Kentucky, Arizona and elsewhere. Continue Reading →

Yeshiva University P.S. 189 President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman and New York State Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa

On April 20, 2018, Yeshiva University students were joined by YU President Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman and New York State Assemblywoman Carmen De La Rosa as they led an educational science module for fourth grade students at P.S. 189. Continue Reading →

The Fortune Society Kicks Off Rooftop Gardening Season In West Harlem

Patch reports that on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, The Fortune Society  kicked off its 2018 Rooftop Horticulture Program for formerly incarcerated and formerly homeless clients as well as for families who live at Castle Gardens – Fortune’s supportive permanent housing on West 140th Street in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Sexual Harassment Hearing In NYC With Uptowns Helen Rosenthal

This Wednesday, February 28th, 2018, the City Council’s Committee on Women will convene its first hearing of the new term where they will shine a light on sexual harassment within the City’s municipal workforce of over 330,000, and in the private sector as well. Continue Reading →

Actress, William Randolph Hearst Lover And Harlemite Marion Davies,1897 – 1961

Marion Cecilia Davies (née Douras, January 3, 1897 – September 22, 1961) was an American film actress, producer, screenwriter, and philanthropist. Continue Reading →

Former Harlem Resident, President Obama Is First Guest On New David Letterman Show

We love writing about President Obama since he lived and worked in Harlem while attending Columbia University in West Harlem. Anyway, Essence writes that David Letterman is coming back to TV and he has tapped former President Obama to be his first guest.
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Permits Filed For Development In West Harlem NY

NY Yimby reports that [easyazon_link identifier=”0810939460″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Central Park[/easyazon_link] North doesn’t often see new developments, but now, new building applications have been filed for a vacant site at 145 West [easyazon_link identifier=”B000RKW2MW” locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]110th Street[/easyazon_link], in Harlem. Continue Reading →

119th Street Gatehouse, West Harlem, NY 1895

The current 119th Street Gatehouse replaced an older gatehouse (ca. 1842) that is located in the middle of the road at Amsterdam Avenue (aka Tenth Avenue) and West 119th Street on what was called “Asylum Ridge.” Continue Reading →

West Harlem’s John A. Catsimatidis, 1948 –

John A. Catsimatidis, born September 7, 1948 is a Greek-American billionaire businessman and radio talk show host. Continue Reading →

West Harlem Warehouse Building Up For Sale

Real Estate Weekly reports that One Commercial Realty Services has been retained on an exclusive basis for the sale or lease of 2335 12th Avenue. Continue Reading →