chokoMODE’s Harlem Renaissance In Casual Wear

ChokoMODe2 newYou know we love all things fabulous, and we love chokoMODE.

chokoMODE is a unique clothing line offering individual collections for today’s professional woman from Harlem to Harare whether at work or at play. Continue Reading →

Clark & Wilkins Lumber Company, The “Tiffany” Of Wood In Harlem, 1870 (Photographs)

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The Clark & Wilkins Company at 306 East 128th Street off Second Avenue at East Harlem River, New York, 1870. Continue Reading →

Harlem Art Collective And You Too Can Raise Money To Renovate Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home

langston-hughes glamour in harlemThe Harlem brownstone in which Harlem poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist Langston Hughes spent the last 20 years of his life is now empty, unoccupied and in disrepair. But that may change soon. Continue Reading →

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 →

HW Collection At Harlem World Magazine Store

The HW Collection is a specially curated collection of photographs shot in the Harlem Renaissance style. These collectibles document the disappearing architectural details in Harlem are exclusive to Harlem World Magazine.

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Brownstone Gates At 121st Street, Harlem, NY, 2006

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Le Specs Wayfarer Sunglasses For The Summer

le-plec-galleses-in-harlemHeads up. We got more of those West Coast sunglasses you like so much. What we like is that they look even better here in Harlem on the best Coast! Continue Reading →

Jimmie Daniels “One Of The Most Popular Cafe Singers” Ever In Harlem NY 1908-1984

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Jimmie Daniels was born in Laredo, Texas in 1908, but was raised in Little Rock, Arkansas. He left Arkansas and traveled to New York in the 1920s, at the height of the Harlem Renaissance. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ruby Bailey, A Fashion Pioneer NY 1912 – 2003

ruby1Ruby Bailey was born in Bermuda in 1905 and arrived in the United States in 1912 with her mother and sister. She lived in Harlem until her death in 2003 at the age of 97. Continue Reading →

‘The Tree Of Hope’ Kids On 131st Street In Harlem NY 1937

the tree of hopeA very rare photograph looking north along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., (7th Avenue) of Harlem kids surrounding The Tree Of Hope stump at its original location on the boulevard looking north at 7th Avenue and 131st Street in Harlem, New York in 1937. Continue Reading →

Identifyin(g) & Signifyin(g): Harlem’s Queer Arts Legacy At The Apollo Theater

LafontaineWith its almost annual presentations the Jewel Box Revue during the 1960s and 70s, the Apollo was one of many venues in Harlem to highlight Queer culture and contributions to the arts and entertainment. Continue Reading →