Harlem’s A$AP Rocky’s Rick Owens Moon Boots

rick owen moon boots“You ready? I have gold teeth, I have braids, I’m wearing Rick Owens Moon Boots, I have rips in my denim, a biker vest, I love artsy girls, my favourite artists are Jimi Hendrix and John Lennon. I’m obsessed with being different.” Continue Reading →

Olivier Rousteing Of Balmain’s 30th Birthday Bash

image (2)Refinery 29 reports that Olivier Rousteing has plenty to celebrate lately as Harlemites can’t wait to see and wear in Harlem’s H&M store on 125th Street.  Continue Reading →

Gevinchy’s Spring Summer 125th Street Tude, video (update)

Givenchy-Spring-Summer-2012Riccardo Tisci’s new  Givenchy Spring Summer 2016 Men’s gear is Harlem style. This show is a peek into what we could be seen next year on 125th Street – sophisticated, fun, and public with an edge.

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New Bus Lane Coming To 125th Street In Harlem

m60There is transportation news to report on select bus service along 125th Street. Years of advocacy by leaders and transportation advocates has yielded these results. Continue Reading →

Levine And Rodriguez To Implement Harlem Bus Lanes ASAP

levine chris loweTransit advocates and Upper Manhattan elected officials gathered this morning at the corner of Amsterdam Avenue and 125th Street to urge DOT to extend bus lanes on 125th Street to West Harlem as soon as possible.

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125th Street From 6th Avenue, Harlem, New York 1891 (update)

125th street lookin west

A great print image from 125th Street looking West from 6th Avenue (aka Lenox Avenue, and today Malcolm X), Harlem, New York, 1891.

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Man And Horse On The Way To Harlem, 1970

On the way to Harlem 1970A great color photograph looking East of one of the last man and horse riding across 125th Street (not sure of the cross street) in Harlem, New York 1970. Continue Reading →

Some Harlem Bus Riders “Trampling Our Liberties”

125_buslaneA DOT plan to extend bus lanes and add turn restrictions on 125th Street was shouted down last night by the same hecklers who have filibustered street safety improvements at Community Board 10 for years. Noticeably absent from last night’s meeting: People who ride the bus on 125th Street. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Franklin Gaskin (Franco the Great), 1928-

franlkin gaskinFranco the Great (born Franklin Gaskin in Panama 1928, also the Harlem Picasso) is a street artist in Harlem, New York. He earned his notoriety by painting storefront security gates in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Palm Cafe, Central Harlem, 1949

index.phpThe Palm Cafe at 209 West 125th Street. The palm was a one of the most well known jazz establishment in Harlem. The photo from 1949 shows the semi-circular awning of the cafe and one can barely make out “Palm Cafe” printed at its circumference. Continue Reading →