The History Of Veterans Day From Harlem To Hollywood

369th harlem hellfightersWorld War I – known at the time as “The Great War” – officially ended when the Treaty of Versailles was signed on June 28, 1919, in the Palace of Versailles outside the town of Versailles, France. Continue Reading →

Congressman Charles B. Rangel Salutes Our Veterans

rangel in the militaryCongressman Charles B. Rangel, who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes Upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx, released the following statement to commemorate Veterans Day:

“As we celebrate Veterans Day, we reflect and recognize the extraordinary dedication, courage and distinction of our nations Veterans. Continue Reading →

New York City And Paris Launch Business Exchange

nyc and paris cometiton

The Harlem and France relationship is deep, from the Harlem Hellfighters fighting for France in WWII, Pastry Chef Moha Orchid at Jolie Patisserie, to Chef Alain Eoche, of Chéri at the French Bistro on Lenox Avenue and in 1815, Joseph Bonaparte, Napoleon Bonaparte’s brother, moving in to the Claremont Inn in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem Memorial Featured On The Travel Channel

harlem hell fightersThe folks at the Travel Channel sent us an email the other day to let us know that this week’s episodes popular series, “Mysteries at the Monument” features the 369th Infantry Regiment Memorial in Harlem, New York.   Continue Reading →

5 Best Historic Spots In Harlem

1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone


One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Congressman Rangel Honor Harlem Hellfighter Sergeant Henry Johnson

image001Congressman Charles B. Rangel who represents the 13th Congressional District of New York that includes upper Manhattan and parts of the Bronx submitted the following statement into the congressional record in honor of Sergeant Henry Johnson, who was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for his service in World War I by President Barack Obama:  Continue Reading →