Welcome To Rao’s, New York’s Most Exclusive Restaurant In Harlem

raos-harlem-restaurantWhen Frank Pellegrino Sr. walked into Rao’s on a Tuesday night recently, wearing a black blazer, white shirt, gray slacks, gold bracelet, and signet ring, he led with his black velvet smoking slippers. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lorenz Milton “Rodgers And” Hart 1895 – 1943

Lorenz Hart from harlemLorenz Milton Hart (May 2, 1895 – November 22, 1943) was the lyricist half of the Broadway songwriting team Rodgers and Hart. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Allan Harris And Others Celebrate Frank Sinatra

allan-harris-in-harlem1Jazz at Lincoln Center continues to celebrate the centennial of legendary crooner Frank Sinatra with Family Concert: Who Is Frank Sinatra? The concert takes place on Saturday, February 6 at 1pm & 3pm with Harlemite Allan Harris and others at Rose Theater in Jazz at Lincoln Center’s home, Frederick P. Rose Hall, located at Broadway at 60th Street in New York, New York. Continue Reading →

Patsy’s The Best Pizza In Harlem

patsy'sYari Said:

“Best pizza I have ever had, and this is saying a lot coming from a native New Yorker. Amazing. I have never had a pizza so thin, it truly is paper thin. However, it compensates for its thickness with its taste…. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Sinatra At 100 At Symphony Space

frank sinatra1Even though Frank Sinatra was not a Harlemite he visited Harlem often, eating pizza at Patsy’s, he hung out at Sugar Ray Robinson’s Eatery on 136th Street, danced with Harlemite Alice Barker and much more. Continue Reading →

102 Year Old Harlem Renaissance Dancer, Watches Video Of Herself Dancing For The 1st Time (video)

dance in harlem renaissanceDavid Shuff and Mark Cantor, both from the Celluloid Improvisations Music Film Archive, found the old footage that had been filed under the name “Barker.” Continue Reading →

Sugar Ray Robinson In Harlem, 1940’s


The New York Times published a piece on Sugar Ray Robinson and his glory days in Harlem. And the UpTownFlavor ran this piece, so we thought it might be cool to look back over some Sugar Ray’s favorite places to hang out in Harlem. Continue Reading →