Classical Theatre Of Harlem’s And Logan Lucky’s Ito Aghayere At Build Series

Ito Aghayere makes her Broadway debut in the Ayad Akhtar’s play “Junk” at Lincoln Center this November. Continue Reading →

B.P. Brewer Releases Results Of Survey Of Empty Storefronts From Harlem To Hollis

Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer today released results of a survey of vacant storefronts along the entire length of Broadway, conducted Sunday, May 21, 2017 by several dozen volunteers and interns organized by her office.  Continue Reading →

Old Broadway From 131st To 133rd Streets, Harlem, 1932 (North)

In the late 19th century, Bloomingdale Road was straightened and made part of the real Broadway from 131st and 133th Streets in Harlem, New York.

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Old Broadway From 125th To 129th Streets, Harlem, New York, 1932 (South)

Broadway, the 13-mile road that began as an Indian trail and grew to define the city, is synonymous with greatness in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Hilda “From Harlem To Broadway” Simms, 1918–1994

Hilda Moses was born in Minneapolis on April 15, 1918, the first of nine children of Creole parents originally from Louisiana. Continue Reading →

104th Street And Broadway, Harlem, New York 1910

In the photo above, we can see a lot of street-level action and detail from fashion to transportation to interesting store signage at 104th Street and Broadway, Harlem, New York, 1910. Continue Reading →

The Fabulous Schrafft’s, Broadway And 107th Street, Harlem, NY, 1933 (Photographs)

The 102-103rd Street Block Association reports that the back in the day, the old, steady Schrafft’s had a fountain at 2786 Broadway between West 107th and 108th Streets, Harlem, New York, 1933.  Continue Reading →

215th Street Steps Have Finally Been Revamped

e749190a3f1b99ebf99f4fcb16210f32Two years after renovation work began on Inwood‘s historic 215th Street staircase or “The Stairs of Death,” or the “Italian Terrace” as it was called in 1911 —which connects Park Terrace East to Broadway over a 50-foot incline—the work has finished, and the refurbished stairs are set to make their public debut. Continue Reading →

109th Street And Broadway, Harlem, NY 1910

upclose-view-of-109th-street-broadway-upper-west-side-new-york-ny-1910-36An incredible up close intimate photograph on a bright sunny day at 109th Street and Broadway, on the Upper West side, Harlem, New York, 1910.

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Sponsored Love: Taye Diggs In Hedwig And The Angry Inch (update)

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Taye Diggs (Private Practice, The Best Man, Rent, Murder in the First) returns to Broadway alongside Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) in the Tony Award-winning, genre-bending, fourth-wall-smashing musical sensation Hedwig And The Angry Inch.

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Harry Richman’s “Puttin’ On The Ritz” In Harlem (video/lyrics)

richard puttin on ritzHarry Richman (real name Reichmen), Jr. (1896-1972) was a star of vaudeville, Broadway, a few films and a bit of early TV between 1926 and 1932, today he is almost forgotten. Puttin’ On The Ritz was a #1 hit for Richman as Brunswick 4677 over an eight week chart run beginning February 15, 1930. Continue Reading →

Cars On Broadway And 122nd Street, 1919

trolley on 12nd streetHere is a snap shot of a south bound cars, horse carriage and person on a bicycle on Broadway crossing 122nd Street in West Harlem in 1919. Continue Reading →