The Rise And Fall Of Harlem’s Vera Francis 1950’s (Photographs)

Harlem’s Vera Francis was married twice, a mother of two, and a beautiful talented woman in the 1950’s. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The 2017 Pelham Fritz Basketball League Scholars

By Lil Nickelson

On Sunday, August 6th, 2017 The Pelham Fritz Basketball League (“PFBL”) Scholarship Fund, Inc. held their annual awards ceremony in the 2nd floor art gallery at the Harlem State Office Building in conjunction with NYS Assembly woman Inez Dickens. Continue Reading →

Props: The Valentino Camouflage Backpack For You

91eYDwsliAL._UY576_CR0,0,430,576_We love this luxe Camouflage Valentino Backpack, perfect for checking out President Clinton Speaks At Harlem Church or the awards ceremony for the Harlem YMCA Volunteers And Youth Volunteers Of The Year Awards. Continue Reading →

Harlem Donates 2,300+ Books To Children And Families In Neighborhood Shelters

Last week, Total Equity Now (TEN) all-volunteer team delivered 2,343 new and like-new reading treasures to children and their families in shelters in East, Central, and West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlem YMCA Gains Landmarks Designation

harlem-ymcaThe city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) granted landmarks designation Tuesday to the Harlem YMCA. Continue Reading →

The Harlem YMCA, The Yankee’s & AT&T Celebrate Donation (updated)

Yankees GAME VS ANGELS1Marissa Shorenstein, New York State President, AT&T made a donation to John Rappaport, Senior Executive Director, Harlem YMCA who received “the big check” last Wednesday, June 8th for the YMCA of Greater New York. Continue Reading →

The Harlem History Club “…The Living Room Of The Harlem Renaissance,” At The Harlem YMCA 1930’s

John Henrik Clarke Willis Nathaniel Huggins John G Jackson Joel A Rogers Charles Seifort Richard 1The Harlem History Club, was a study circle founded by Harlemites in the heart of Harlem in the 1930s, it was based at the Harlem YMCA at 180 West 135th Street, New York, NY, sometimes called the “living room of the Harlem Renaissance.” Continue Reading →

Harlem YMCA Celebrates Business & Community Leaders And Youth Achievers

Wes Moore (Leo B. Marsh recipient & Key Note Speaker), Roger Arrieux (Achievers In Industry Steering Committee Chair), Valerie Rainford (Managing Director, JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Deloitte Corporate Community Award Recipient) & DeMarco Morgan (CBS New York News Correspondent and the night's Emcee)The Harlem YMCA proudly celebrated the 46th Annual National Salute to Achievers in Industry (bai) Awards Gala at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel on March 24th. Continue Reading →

Harlem Churches, A Chance For Landmark Designation

historic in harlemA number of religious institutions were considered for landmark designation at a public hearing held by the Landmarks Preservation Commission last Thursday. Continue Reading →

A New Bookstore Opens In Harlem (update)

revoltuion booksHarlem has always been a hub for “alternative” politics from Marcus GraceyCanada Lee to Liberation Books and more, so its no surprise that a bookstore that call itself “the center of a movement for revolution,” has swapped its Chelsea digs for Lenox Avenue because of escalating rent. Continue Reading →