The Fabulous Schomburg Center Named National Historic Landmark

The National Park Service (NPS) today announced the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture as one of 24 new National Historic Landmarks. Continue Reading →

How A Block Of Abandoned Harlem Buildings Were Transformed Into Affordable Housing

New York Yimby reports that a decade ago, the New York City Housing Authority emptied out 22 decaying tenement buildings on the south side of 114th Street in central Harlem, sending residents to public housing elsewhere in the city. Continue Reading →

Congrats, Artists Meet Fundraising Goal To Rent Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home (Video)

langston-hughes-houseA group of artists and writers have met a fundraising goal to rent and preserve a Harlem brownstone that was the home of Harlem Renaissance poet Langston Hughes. 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 →

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church In Harlem, 1872

St-andrews-episcopal-churchbwSt. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, the first Episcopal parish in Harlem, was organized in 1829 by the Rev. George L. Hinton (more of that history can be found here). Continue Reading →