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 →