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

Jacobus “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 →

The Roman Catholic Benevolent Society, Harlem, 1846

The Roman Catholic Benevolent Society, established in 1817, was the oldest charitable institution in the Archdiocese of New York. 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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Volunteers Of America Retires Sidewalk Santa

black_imagery_gallery_08For the first time in more than a century, a well-known group of Santa’s helpers won’t be on the city streets. Continue Reading →

Central Park rape person of interest identified

9331352_448x252Police have identified the person they are looking to talk to in an alleged rape that took place in Central Park over the weekend. Continue Reading →