110th Street And 5th Avenue, Harlem, NY 1919

110th Street and 5th Avenue  1919  Photo by Jacob Applebaum  From the Museum of the City of New York.

A surreal photograph looking north with Harlem Meer in Central Park behind the photographer on the corner of 5th Avenue at 110th Street, Harlem, New York, 1919. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The Harlem African American Day Parade

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Photographs by Seitu Oronde

Police officers, firefighters, sanitation workers, and congressmen—50 years after the Civil Rights Movement almost 2 million African-Americans fill just about every thinkable position throughout the city.

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Before Central Park: Uncovering the Fort Landscape

1_fort_landscapeIn honor of the 200th anniversary of the construction of the War of 1812 fortifications, Central Park Conservancy is focusing attention on a critical but largely unknown part of Central Park: The Fort Landscape. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Join Open House Of The Fort Tryon Cottage, 1908 (video)

fort tryon park in upper manhattanJoin the Open House New York (OHNY) and see inside the Fort Tryon Cottage in the Hudson Heights, Washington Heights and Inwood, New York, 1908. Continue Reading →

NYC Century Bike Tour Celebrates 25th Anniversary

bike race at harlem meerNYC Century Bike Tour Celebrates 25th Anniversary with “Ride for Vision Zero” T.A. Event Includes Fundraiser for Effort to Eliminate Traffic Deaths and Serious Injuries. Continue Reading →

Gregory “On My Way To Harlem” Porter Free At Central Park (video)

gregory porterGregory Porter’s Blue Note Records debut, the 2014 GRAMMY winning Liquid Spirit, arrived on the heels of two critically acclaimed, GRAMMY nominated indie label albums that quickly propelled Porter to the upper echelon of contemporary male jazz singers. Continue Reading →

5 Men Exonerated In Central Park Jogger Case

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‘Justice delayed is justice denied,’ – Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

The five men whose convictions in the brutal 1989 beating and rape of a female jogger in Central Park were later overturned have agreed to a settlement of about $40 million from New York City to resolve a bitterly fought civil rights lawsuit over their arrests and imprisonment in the sensational crime. Continue Reading →