Claremont Theatre And Restaurant, In Edison Film, Harlem, NY (video)

claremont theater film in harlemThe photograph above shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre on the southeast corner of 135th Street at 3320-3338 Broadway where Thomas Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in On the stroke of twelve in Manhattanville, Harlem, in New York. Continue Reading →

Mapping Harlem Hit Hardest By High Rents

rental-map-lede_image-thumbHarlemites spend a lot of energy lamenting the fact that the rent is too damn high, and they aren’t wrong to do so. Harlem rents have been steadily rising for more than a year.

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Getty Gas Station, 125th Street and 12th Avenue, 1950’s

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This is a photograph of the Getty gas station looking southeast on the corner of 125th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattanville in West Harlem during the early 1950’s. Continue Reading →