Harlem’s Morris Raphael Cohen 1880 – 1947

Cohen-class1900SMMorris Raphael Cohen (Belarusian: Морыс Рафаэль Коэн; July 25, 1880 – January 28, 1947) was an American philosopher, lawyer, and legal scholar who united pragmatism with logical positivism and linguistic analysis. Continue Reading →

City College’s ‘On Kentucky Avenue’ Returns In Harlem

Donna Clark Ty Stephens Rene Ternier Cassandra Palacio and Mindy Haywood perform The Prettiest Girl in the WorldBack by popular demand, On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City’s Historic Club Harlem returns to City College’s performing arts center Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, February 19, for a three-day encore engagement. Continue Reading →

5 Cheap Eats You Should Know About in Harlem

foodBy Robert Sietsema

As restaurant prices continue to soar, finding a cheap restaurant meal becomes more of a priority. And if the inexpensive feed is not only delicious but also interesting, and maybe even outside your previous dining experience, all the better. Continue Reading →

Develpoment At 308 West 133rd Street, Harlem

308-310-west-133rd-street-777x546Central Harlem hasn’t seen quite as much development as the area southeast of 125th Street, but developers have finally started paying attention to the quiet and transit-rich blocks next to the City College campus. Continue Reading →

Nelson Mandela Speaks At City College In Harlem, 1990 (videos)

nelson madnela 2015On June 21, 1990,  Nelson Mandela joined ABC anchor Ted Koppel at City College in Harlem on 135th Street, for a historic town meeting before an over-capacity audience at Aaron Davis Hall. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Colonel Hubert Fauntleroy Julian, “The Black Eagle of Harlem” (video)

1931-01_julianHubert Julian was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad, in 1897, the son of a cocoa plantation manager. He migrated to Canada in 1914, where he claimed to have learned to pilot an aeroplane and served as a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Air Force. Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem Writer Yolande Brener

Portrait13The latest installment of our Harlem Interview series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

I am lying on my bed in my West Harlem apartment. It’s mostly white in here, except for  my bookshelf which is overflowing. Continue Reading →