Harlem Haberdashery Owners Launch Elegant For Prom Clothing Drive

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On Saturday, April 11th Harlem photographer Hosea Johnson attended the launch of the Harlem Haberdashery Elegant For Prom clothe drive with owners Shayvionne Harris, Louis Johnson, Jr., and Sharene Wood and customers for behind-the-scenes kick-off shoot.  Continue Reading →

Levine, Council Stand up for Critical Parks Priorities In Budget Response

marl levine 2City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine announced today that in its Budget Response to the Mayor’s Preliminary Budget, the City Council is advocating for restoration of funding to critical parks programs. Continue Reading →

NYC Residential Sales Market Launches Into Promising 2015

east-harlem1New York City’s residential sales market got off to a running start in 2015 with significant gains in total consideration throughout the boroughs, strong sales volume, and rising average sales prices across all five boroughs, according to the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) First Quarter Residential Sales Report. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival in NYC (photos)

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Photographs By Seitu Oronde

On Easter Sunday, (April 5, 2015) Seitu had the opportunity to hop around to see Easter bonnets in all their extreme as “paraders” wander along Fifth Avenue from 49th to 57th Streets in mid-town NY. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Rhiannon Giddens At The Town Hall

rihanna harris in town hallIt was near the close of the first half of the T Bone Burnett–curated, September 2013 Another Day, Another Time concert at New York City’s Town Hall—a celebration of the early ’60s folk revival that had inspired the Coen brothers’ film Inside Llewyn Davis—when an extraordinary star-is-born moment occurred and singer Rhiannon Giddens, best known as a member of the Grammy–winning Carolina Chocolate Drops, indisputably stole the show. Continue Reading →

Books: Make It Messy, My Perfectly Imperfect Life By Marcus Samuelsson

harlem world magazine big logoIn this inspirational autobiography, Make It Messy: My Perfectly Imperfect Life world-famous chef Marcus Samuelsson tells his extraordinary story and encourages young people to embrace their mistakes and follow their dreams. Continue Reading →

Bettie “Queen of Pinups” Page’s History In Harlem (warning)

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Long before there was Fifty Shades of Grey, there was Bettie Page. Bettie Mae Page was born in Nashville, Tennessee, on  April 22, 1923. She gained a significant profile in the 1950s for her pin-up photos.  Continue Reading →

Lynda Ireland, Former President & CEO, NY & NJ MSDC, Has Died

lynda-ireland-memorialLynda Ireland, the former president and CEO of the New York & New Jersey Minority Supplier Development Council (The Council) and considered one of the nation’s leading advocates  in M/WBE business development, died at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital of New Brunswick, NJ at age 67 on March 27 following a long illness. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Inez Dickens And Black Institute Unveil Business Report At City Hall

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Harlem City Council Inez Dickens, the Black Institute President Bertha Lewis, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke, Mount Neboh Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Green Jr., Assemblyman Michael Blake; and other Council Members Kallos, Cumbo, and Eugene, minority business owners representing construction, financial services, and other sectors. Continue Reading →