Three Nights of Live Music and Swing Dancing Celebrating the Life of Frankie Manning

Frankie manning dancer in harlem 1The Frankie Trifecta is a celebration of the centennial of dance legend Frankie Manning, the most celebrated Lindy Hop dancer in history.  Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Frankie Manning

Frankie manning 1Frankie Manning (May 26, 1914 – April 27, 2009) was an American dancer, instructor and choreographer. Manning is considered one of the founding fathers of the Lindy Hop. Continue Reading →

Dr. Kirk Anthony James Named Sr. Director Policy at The Fortune Society in Harlem

Kirk James(1)Respected social justice advocate and educator Dr. Kirk Anthony James has been named Senior Director of the David Rothenberg Center for Public Policy at The Fortune Society, a nationally recognized prisoner re-entry agency in Harlem (and Queens), New York. Continue Reading →

Diddy’s REVOLT TV Hosts First Annual Upfronts

revolt upfronstThe term “omnifront” was coined by REVOLT Chairman and Harlemite Sean “Diddy” Combs last night to describe the brand’s diverse multi-platform content. Continue Reading →

Ali Forney Center for LGBT Youth Opens In Harlem

image008As part of a multi-year effort to provide New Yorkers with free access to state-of-the-art computer and technology centers, Time Warner Cable will officially open one of its Learning Labs at Ali Forney Center in Harlem on April 24 at 2 p.m. Continue Reading →

Gentrification Stops Harlem Grandmother From Relocating

east harlem grandmotherAn East Harlem grandmother is living in a hell hole.

Collapsing hallway ceilings, moldy walls nor dozens of padlocked doors won’t deter Audrey Quantano, 58, from moving out of 2049 Fifth Ave. — even though her neighbors left the hovel for safer digs eight months ago. Continue Reading →

Congregation Ansche Chesed, Harlem 1876-

AnscheChesed1927ExtCongregation Ansche Chesed (People of Mercy) was founded in 1876 as a German-speaking synagogue in Yorkville. From about 1877 to 1909 the congregation worshiped at 160 East 112th Street, in a building now used by Christ Apostolic Church of U.S.A. Continue Reading →