Harlem Cultural Jewels Tour Part Of Harlem Advocacy Week

By Yolande Brener

Imagining America is a consortium of universities dedicated to civic engagement in the arts. As part of Harlem Advocacy Week, which ran from October 1 to October 7, I attended Imagining America’s tour of Harlem’s Cultural Jewels. Continue Reading →

Does This Bus Stop at 125h Street? #3 & #4

By Richard Daub

This is part three and four in a six part series.

Photo of the tour guide.

I was also curious about what the outside perception of Harlem. Having grown up on Long Island in the 1980s, Harlem was simply a place that you did not go. Continue Reading →

Does This Bus Stop at 125th Street?

By Richard Daub

This is part one in a six part series, the remaining five posts will follow every other week for the next two months.

They pass by every half-hour right outside my apartment window. The double-decker buses loaded with tourists rolling down Broadway and past our building on West 133rd before swinging a right on 131st on their way to Madame Alexander’s Doll Factory, the second biggest tourist attraction in Harlem after the Apollo Theater.

Say what? Continue Reading →