Grants Tomb Observational Automobile Bus, 1906

1906 Grants tomb NYWe did not know that in 1906 there was a Grant’s Tomb Observational Automobile Bus that drove tourists around the Tomb at 121st Street and Riverside Drive in West Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Edwin Marcial’s ‘El Barrio Walk of Fame’ in East Harlem

edwin marcialWhy should Hollywood have more fun than East Harlem? A businessman, actor and former City Council candidate wants to create an “El Barrio Walk of Fame” on E. 106th St. between Third and Lexington Aves. to honor East Harlem stars and legends. Continue Reading →

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 →