2014 Giglio di Sant’ Antonio Feast in Harlem

Giglio 1A continuing united effort is underway between our Brothers and Friends in Brusciano, Italy the birthplace of the East Harlem Giglio Feast and The Giglio Society of East Harlem ( www.eastharlemgiglio.org ). Continue Reading →

Second Avenue and East 115th Street, Harlem, 1901

East 115th Street in 1901East 115th Street in 1901 (Second Avenue and  E. 115th Street. Looking South East, October 15th, 1901.) Notice the store sign to the upper center of this photo. Continue Reading →

Policy Pete’s Dream Book, Harlem 1933

dream-book-coverThis dream book was published by Lewis Hartmann, 217 West 125th Street, in 1933, and reprinted subsequently (the copy pictured is from the 1940s). Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Giuseppe Morello, Mafia Boss


Giuseppe Morello, was the most powerful Boss in the early days of the New York City Mafia. Giuseppe, 1902 Born in Corleone, Sicily in 1867, the Morello family eventually settled in what was then called Italian Harlem, around East 107th Street. Continue Reading →