African Americans’ Memorial Day in Charleston, South Carolina, 1865

Memorial Day African Americans invented Memorial Day in Charleston South CarolinaThe first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

Harlem Apartment Building Hit By Two-Alarm Fire

harlem-fireA two-alarm fire damaged a building in Harlem Monday Memorial Day morning.

The fire started around 6:30 a.m. on the first floor of an apartment building near the intersection of 145th Street and 7th Avenue. Continue Reading →

Health Department Reminds Harlemites And Others About Excessive Drinking

just-one-more-drinkAs the summer season begins this Memorial Day, the Health Department reminds all New Yorkers about the risks of excessive alcohol drinking. Continue Reading →

Memorial Day 2016 By The Numbers From Harlem To Hollywood

hellfighters2With Memorial Day weekend just a few days away, WalletHub today followed up its study on the Best States for Military Retirees by releasing its 2016 Memorial Day By The Numbers Report. Continue Reading →

New York Is 2016’s 8th Worst State For Military Retirees

veterans-day-parade-in-new-york-cityHappy Military Appreciation Month! All military personnel face tough challenges when readjusting to civilian life upon retirement, which, for the average officer, happens at age 47. Continue Reading →

Join The Memorial Day Write A Thank You Letter To A Local Veterans Event

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In light of Memorial Day, please join Mount Sinai Doctors Urgent Care Inwood and RAIN Senior Center to write letters of appreciation to honor the men and women who have served our country. Continue Reading →

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 →

HW Pick: African Americans’ Memorial Day

431832_169236859911383_1841802600_nThe first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

Celebrate Memorial Day At Saint John the Divine In Harlem

hellfighters2This Memorial Day, Harlem celebrates the heroes who have fought and continue to fight for our country. Here is an event that will both sooth the soul and the mind. Continue Reading →