Dance of the Giglio Feast Returns to East Harlem

The 2011 Dance of the Giglio Feast once again returns to East Harlem. It will be held on Pleasant Avenue between 114th and 116th Streets. Continue Reading →

Harlem Pastor James David Manning Preaches ‘Obama is Evil’ On Church Signs

Harlemites have had enough of a local pastor posting signs at his prominently-located church spewing hateful messages about President Obama. Continue Reading →

Manchester United Kicks It Around With FC Harlem

The kids at FC Harlem got a taste of what it is like to train like Rooney, Chicharito and Giggs as Manchester United … Continue Reading →

Columbia Archaeologist Unearths Seneca Village Beneath Central Park

Columbia University archaeologist Nan Rothschild walks her dog in Central Park each morning, not far from where William G. Wilson used to live—more than 150 years ago.

Arnett Cobb and Walter Buchanan, Apollo Theatre

“Hampton tenor man is now killing ‘em on his own. Just a coincidence that the Apollo record star was caught at the Apollo theater here. Continue Reading →

Parade On 7th Avenue In Harlem, 1920’s

From the from “Views of America” portfolio by James Augustus Van Der Zee in the 1920’s. Continue Reading →

Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill, Minton’s Playhouse In Harlem

Portrait of Thelonious Monk, Howard McGhee, Roy Eldridge, and Teddy Hill (far left is Melba Moore’s father who managed Mintons Playhouse for many years), in front of Minton’s Playhouse in Harlem, N.Y., ca. Sept. 1947.

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Walter’s World: Forces of Nature at Central Park Summer Stage

By Walter Rutledge

The forces of nature are categorized as hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and volcanos; unstoppable events that create change to the natural landscape. Continue Reading →

Butch Lewis, More than a Promoter

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury

With the all of the NFL lockout news dominating the sports airwaves of late, the death of the flamboyant boxing promoter, Butch Lewis, flew under the radar screen this week. But this in no way should diminish the impact this man had on the world of boxing and the entertainment industry. Continue Reading →