Caféine, A New Java Spot With An Old World Feel Opens In Harlem

Caféine Urban Espresso & Bake Shop1In June 2016, Israeli-born chef Kfir Ben-Arimade, is the coffee-lover behind Caféine Urban Espresso & Bake Shop, a java spot and bakery at 115th Streets and 8th Avenue in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Summerstage On 125th Street In Harlem

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

On Monday, July 21st, 2016, the community came out for the annual Summerstage event with Harlem legend Willie Walker, host Dr. Bob Lee from WBLS and others on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., Harlem, New York.

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Michael “Trigger Mike” Coppola, Harlem, NY 1904 – 1966

mike the trigger coppolaMichael “Trigger Mike” Coppola (1904 in New York – October 1, 1966) was a New York City mobster who became a caporegime of the 116th Street Crew, with the Genovese crime family. Continue Reading →

Harlem Musicians, Philly Studio, David Bowie’s ‘The Gouster,’ 1974

david bowie gouters in harlemIn 1974, David Bowie was undergoing the sort of musical and aesthetic transformation that would come to define his career. Bowie knew that being in Harlem was going to be a place of inspiration, as he did here, if he couldn’t get it from being in Harlem he would bring Harlem to him like he did with Gouster. Continue Reading →

Ol’ Dirty Bastard Provides Soundtrack For ‘Luke Cage’ Harlem’s Hero (Update)

luke cage on marvel and netflixMarvel unveiled the first official Luke Cage trailer tonight, providing a glimpse into the musclebound crime fighter’s world as he battles evil elements in Harlem, New York City. Continue Reading →

Best Things To Do On A Staycation In Harlem

east-harlem sliderFor a few decades now, people have been cutting back on discretionary spending.  One of the first cuts in a Harlem household budget has been the annual family vacation. Continue Reading →

NY Post Reporter Arrested For Drunken Driving In Harlem

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The NY Daily News reports that a New York Post reporter has been suspended from the money-losing tabloid following his arrest Wednesday night for driving drunk, crashing into a parked car and fleeing the scene, police said. Continue Reading →

$4.8M For Hamilton Heights’s Most Expensive Townhouse

harlem brown stoneAn over 100-year-old, five-story townhouse in Hamilton Heights is now on the market asking $4.795 million, making it the most expensive house in the neighborhood, the New York Post reports. Continue Reading →

Join The Community Against The Shuttering Of City Fresh Market In East Harlem

city market in harlem1Less than a year after Pathmark – East Harlem’s largest supermarket closed its doors for the last time – the National Supermarket Association, East Harlem community leaders, Community Board Members and elected officials, including Harlem, New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and New York State Senator Adriano Espaillat. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Tina Macrea’s Retirement Party In Harlem

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Photographs Seitu Oronde

On June 23rd, 2016, Sietu Oronde attended the Tina Macrea Retirement Party at the State Office Building on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell in Harlem, New York.

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