President Harry S. Truman In Harlem, 1948-1952

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It’s 1948 in Harlem, where a large crowd hears an address by then Harry S. Truman as he campaigns in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘The Roosevelts: An Intimate History’ In Hudson River Park

the roosevleltsThe Roosevelts, An Intimate History, a new documentary by Ken Burns, will be screened for free in the park – and we’re excited to invite you to this special event. 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 →

Harlem Village Farmland, 1820 – 1870

Harlem was “a synonym for elegant living through a good part of the nineteenth century.”The village remained largely farmland estates, such as [Conrad] Van Keulen’s Hook. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Norman Rockwell Was A Cookie Monster

446px-Rockwell-Norman-LOCIn a recent article titled The 15 Most Popular Posts from Open Culture in 2013 from the Open Culture 2013 listed East Harlemite Norman Rockwell Cookie Recipes as one of the most popular. Continue Reading →

Former Harlem Renter Bill Clinton To Preside at de Blasio’s Inauguration

Bill de Blasio, Bill ClintonFormer Harlem renter and President Bill Clinton will swear in Bill de Blasio as New York City’s 109th mayor at the inauguration ceremony on Jan. 1, the mayor-elect’s transition team announced in a statement on Saturday. Continue Reading →