East Harlem’s Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster

burt lancaster from east harlem1Burton Stephen “Burt” Lancaster (November 2, 1913 – October 20, 1994) was an American film actor noted for his athletic physique, blue eyes, and distinctive smile (which he called “The Grin”). Continue Reading →

B’way Stars And Harlem Fave Deborah Cox Co-Host Tony Awards

deborah cox nycClear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), in partnership with Tony Awards Productions and The Times Square Alliance, today announced that the seventh annual simulcast of the Tony Awards® will be hosted by co-executive producer, Justin Guarini (Wicked, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, American Idiot, Romeo and Juliet) and super Harlem fave Deborah Cox (Aida, Jekyll & Hyde) in Times Square on Sunday, June 7 Continue Reading →

$50 Million For Affordable Housing in CD7

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As we have discussed at recent Housing and Land Use committee meetings, the Collegiate School will be paying $50 million to New York City in exchange for developing 55 units of affordable housing in the area of 61st Street and Freedom Place South. Continue Reading →

Harlem Haberdashery Owners Launch Elegant For Prom Clothing Drive

STORE LOGO WINDOWPhotographs by Hosea Johnson

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 →