Dining With Miss Lil: The Two Faces of An Executive Chef

Chef Matthew Tivy and Miss Lil1By Lil Nickelson

I finally met Executive Chef/Owner Matthew Tivy this past summer after I had reviewed two French bistro establishments out of the three restaurants in his food business empire that he co owns or manages in Manhattan; Chez Lucienne in Harlem on Lenox Avenue near 125th Street and Café du Soleil on the Upper West Side near 104th Street and Broadway.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Haberdashery Honors Ronald A. Draper At Harlem Hospital

harlem hosp3By Rudy Collins

On Friday, October 2, 2015, Harlem born and raised contemporary visual artist and co-founder of #TakeCareOfHarlem Ronald Draper was honored at a special invitation-only reception for his contributions of art to Harlem Hospital. Continue Reading →

Pryor, Foxx, And Moms In Apollo Walk Of Fame

apollo2By Rudy Collins

Richard Pyror Jr. and sister Rain, in true Pryor form, had the crowd laughing a the  induction of Richard Pryor, Redd Foxx, and Jackie Moms Mabley into the Apollo Theatre’s Walk of Fame on 125th Street in Harlem USA. Continue Reading →

“Memories & Reflections: Artworks on Paper” In Harlem

“Memories ReflectionsThe Countee Cullen Branch, The New York Public Library located on 104 West 136 St hosted the works of NCA members and guest artist presenters to explore and display the themes of “Memories & Reflections”. Continue Reading →

Dorothy Skinner Street Naming In Harlem


By Rudy Collins

The family and neighborhood friends of Dorothy Skinner gathered at 140th Street and Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Join The 46th Annual African American Heritage Day Parade In Harlem

rudy-parade1This years theme of the 46th Annual African-American Heritage Day Parade is ‘We Salute the African-American Business Community’. The event is on Sunday September 20, 2015 at 1 PM in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Harlem Wellness Challenge: Harlem Run One-Miler Success

On Sunday, June 19th, Harlem United and Harlem Run co-hosted the first Harlem One-Miler Run.  The event was held at Marcus Garvey Park to raise funds in support programs and services offered by Harlem United.

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Interview: Harlem Photographer Rudy Collins

rudy collinsThe latest installment of our Harlem Interview series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

Harlem World: Do you have brothers and/or sisters? Where were you born? Are you married or single?

RC: I have four brothers. I was born in Harlem Hospital on Lenox Avenue. I’m single Continue Reading →