Ramy Essam The Singer Of The Egyptian Revolution Live In Harlem (video)

in harlemSilvana is happy to welcome the Egyptian singer and activist Ramy Essam. He is best known for his appearances in Tahrir Square in Cairo during the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.His song Irhal, in which then Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was urged to resign, gained great popularity among the demonstrators. Continue Reading →

From Harlem To Hollis: NYPD Recruits Muslim Informants Secretly

A NYPD Ford Explorer Special Service Vehicle.

The NYPD recruits Muslim informants to spy in mosques, cafes, and other social locations from Harlem to Hollis, according to a New York Times report. A task unit known as the Citywide Debriefing Team was created after Sept. 11th and targeted arrestees to cut deals in exchange for snitching. Continue Reading →

Schinasi Brothers Cigarette Factory, Harlem 1883

In 1904 this cigarette factory at 309-11 West 120th Street in Harlem were made the superior high quality cigarettes made from expensive imported Turkish tobacco. Continue Reading →