HW Remix: Knocking on Harlem’s Door

harlem100726_560We thought this story by Chris Smith that orignally ran in the NYMagazine on November 3, 2010 would be informative as we head into the primary elections in June 2014.

It’s a campaign-kickoff rally straight out of the playbook: festive red-white-and-blue posters, lapel buttons featuring the smiling candidate, a soundtrack of upbeat and strenuously unobjectionable tunes. Continue Reading →

Rep. Charles B. Rangel’s Annual Congressional Art Competition

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Each spring, a nation-wide high school arts competition is sponsored by the Members of the U.S. House of Representatives. Continue Reading →

Harlem Flips Church For Condo

145-central-park-northBack in November, The Real Deal reported that Emmut Properties had sold a church at 145 Central Park North to a Belgium-based firm. Continue Reading →

Hazel The “Darling of Café Society” Scott, 1920 – 1981 (video)

Hazel-Scott-James-J-Kriegsmann_0Hazel The “Darling of Café Society” Scott, (June 11, 1920 – October 2, 1981). She was called the “Darling of Café Society” back in 1939 when New York City was alive with the sounds of swing. A sexy siren sitting bare-shouldered at the piano, Hazel Scott captivated audiences with her renditions of classical masterpieces by Chopin, Bach and Rachmaninoff. Continue Reading →

Mae West’s Harlem State Of Mind, 1930′s (video)

d6Harlem has always been a combination of high and low, from the 1920′s to the 1930′s Mae West made a name for herself on the Vaudeville circuit with plays as a connoisseur of Harlem culture. Continue Reading →

Harlem Welcomes Sandy Hook Riders

72On Saturday, March 8th, a coalition of local non-profit, community, political, youth, religious  and other organizations led by Organizing for Action’s Harlem/ Northern Manhattan Chapter will welcome twenty-six premier cyclists – representing the twenty-six lives that were lost in Newtown - as they arrive in Harlem en-route to our Nation’s Capital to raise awareness about the impact of gun violence on our society. Continue Reading →

CB 10 Unanimous Vote To Co-Name Hubert Harrison Place In Harlem

communityboard1005112011-330Members of the Parks Recreation & Transportation Committee of Community Board 10, in Harlem voted unanimously on May 11, 2011, to Co-Name 134th St. between Lenox Avenue/Malcolm X Blvd. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvd. as Hubert Harrison Place. Continue Reading →