Dr. Billy Taylor Street Naming In Harlem

rudy 5By Rudy Collins

The family of Dr Billy Taylor as well as other VIP’s such as Congressman Charles Rangel, Mayor David Dinkins, Keith Wright, and others were present for the renaming of 138th Street at 5th Ave Dr. Billy Taylor Way in Harlem.

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Marble Collegiate Church “America’s Hometown Church,” 1901

Marble Collegiate Church and Holland House, New York 1901The Marble Collegiate Church, founded in 1628, is one of the oldest continuous Protestant congregations in North America. Continue Reading →

Harlem Shack, 5th Avenue And 140th Street, 1927

1927Harlem_140-St_smA different Harlem existed during the roaring twenties leading up to the Great Depression, like this Harlem Shack, on 5th Avenue and 140th Street, in 1927. Continue Reading →

Exclusive: Something Strange Happening Downtown … (update)

eartha;s hood on 23rd streetHarlem Writers Guild member Eartha Watts-Hicks writes that something strange occurring in my neighborhood. Continue Reading →

Jacobus “James” Roosevelt, Harlemite

roosevelt-in-harlemJacobus “James” Roosevelt, known, (January 10, 1760 – 1847) was an American businessman and politician from Harlem, NY and a member of the Roosevelt family. Continue Reading →

Apartment Unit, East Harlem, 1890′s

lexington-aveni-1911-in-east-harlemResident above and retail stores at the bottom of this beautiful apartment building at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in East Harlem, 1890′s.

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