Investors To Relocate Harlem’s Iconic Lenox Lounge Scarce

General views of Lenox Lounge before and after the facade was stripped of its Art Deco details and sign located at 288 Lenox Avenue in Harlem in New York CityNYPost writes that as Nobu co-founder Richie Notar prepares to launch an eagerly awaited new music club at the former Lenox Lounge site, a plan for the original fabled jazz venue to relocate two blocks north appears stalled. Continue Reading →

Sugar Ray Robinson In Harlem, 1940′s

The New York Times published a piece on Sugar Ray Robinson and his glory days in Harlem. And the UpTownFlavor ran this piece, so we thought it might be cool to look back over some Sugar Ray’s favorite places to hang out in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Sammy Davis, Jr., “The Candy Man” (video)

Sammy-Davis-JrSamuel GeorgeSammyDavis, Jr. (December 8, 1925 – May 16, 1990) was an American entertainer. Primarily a dancer and singer, he also had many acting roles on stage and screen, and was noted for his impersonations of actors and other celebrities. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sugar Ray Robinson’s Sweet Success

On what would have been Sugar Ray Robinson’s 91st birthday, dignitaries and the sporting world gathered to unveil a ceremonial street sign in Harlem where the legendary boxer once owned a business. Continue Reading →

The Raz: How Sports Eased The Pain

By Marc Rasbury

There is not a person over the age of 15, who does not remember what they were doing around 8:45 am on the morning of September 11, 2001. That is when a large jumbo jet crashed into the World Trade Center Tower One. About 30 minutes later, a second plane crashed into Tower Two. In a thirty minute period, our lives were changed forever. Americans no longer felt that we were isolated from the hostile attacks that others around the world experienced on a daily basis.

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Walter’s World: An Evening With Ben Vereen

By Walter Rutledge

February 18, 2011 marked the return of theatrical icon Ben Vereen to the New York stage. The one night only performance was presented to a sold out crowd at Time Square’s landmark theatrical venue Town Hall. An Evening with Ben Vereen was a resounding testament to both the man and his artistic legacy.

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Larry Bene: Harlem stories

larry.jpgLarry Bene started his half-century in show business singing on vaudeville amateur night in New York City’s Harlem when he was 10.

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