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