Harlem’s Prima Ballerina, Misty Copeland Signs

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By Tod Roulette

My  ten-year-old goddaughter Lucy is all legs and arms. She sat on my lap at the Upper East Side Barnes and Noble on 86th Street this week waiting to see thirty-one-year old African-American prima ballerina Misty Copeland of the American Ballet Theater. Continue Reading →

The Source Meat Wholesalers or Smitty’s Meat Market In Harlem

The Source Meat Wholesalers market was at 2285 12th Avenue (between 126th and 125th Street). The store was owned by John E. Smith or “Smitty”, who was described as your typically “friendly neighborhood butcher.” Continue Reading →