Harlem’s Samuel Riley “Silent Sam” Pierce, 1922 – 2000

New York City -- Donald S. Stralem, Chairman of the New York City USO Committee, announces that Judge Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr. of the Court of General Sessions has accepted his invitation to serve as a member of this Committee. January 05, 1960. (Photo by Barney Stein/New York Post Archives / (c) NYP Holdings, Inc. via Getty Images)

Samuel Riley Pierce, Jr., September 8, 1922 – October 31, 2000, was a Harlemite who was Ronald Reagan‘s Secretary of Housing and Urban Development from January 23, 1981 until January 20, 1989. Continue Reading →

Must See, Donald Trump Vs. Hillary Clinton Presidential First Debate

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After more than a year of campaigning, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump will finally share the stage Monday, September 29th, 2016, night in Hempstead, New York for the first of three US presidential debates. NBC Nightly News anchor Lester Holt will moderate. Continue Reading →

Subway Construction At West 110 Street Harlem, 1901

110th-and-7th-avenue-subway1A wonderful photograph on August 10th, 1901, the photographer is looking on the downtown side of the northwest corner in front of subway construction at West 110th Street and 7th Avenue in Harlem, New York.

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Subway Disruptons From Harlem Caused By The Chelsea Explosion

subway train in harlem1Due to ongoing emergency operations as a result Traveling from Harlem heading downtown, because of last night’s Chelsea explosion in Lower Manhattan, New York Continue Reading →

Northern Manhattan New York Primary Election Results

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It was a bad night for incumbents, as two of the three biggest primary races in the city went to upstart challengers Tuesday evening. Continue Reading →

Clark & Wilkins Lumber Company, The “Tiffany” Of Wood In Harlem, 1870 (Photographs)

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The Clark & Wilkins Company at 306 East 128th Street off Second Avenue at East Harlem River, New York, 1870. Continue Reading →

Beauty In Harlem New York 1950’s (Photograph)

harlem beauty in 1950'sIt’s vintage Harlem style with a beautiful young Harlem lady somewhere on any street Harlem USA New York, circa 1950’s. Continue Reading →

Child Injured When Car Crashes Into Scaffolding In Harlem

harlem scaffolding collapse two in one2A child was injured and several others were hurt, when a livery car crashed into scaffolding in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Milt Jackson, Jimmy Heath And Many Others At Jazzmobile In Harlem, 1995, (Video)

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That’s legends Milt Jackson with Jimmy Heath, Bob Cranshaw, MIke LeDonne and Kenny Washington playing in these video series we found on Youtube of a legendary Jazzmobile concert at Grant’s Tomb in West Harlem, New York on August 28th, 1995.

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Kareem Campbell, Harlem’s First Professional Skateboarder (video)

kareem_campbell_2004Kareem Campbell (nickname ‘Reemo’), was born November 14, 1973 in Harlem, New York, is a designer, actor, fashion, music, and Harlem’s first professional skateboarder. Continue Reading →