Exclusive: Explosion in Harlem at 116th St & Lexington Ave (audio)

harlem exlposionBy Eartha Watts Hicks

Sad day in Harlem. Gas explosion on 116th Street near Park Avenue, leveling 2 five-story buildings. Many injured. Two female confirmed fatalities so far. Continue Reading →

Harlem Hospital April 18, 1887

When Harlem Hospital Center opened its doors on April 18, 1887, the physical plant consisted of a leased, three-story wooden building, it was located at the juncture of East 120th Street and the East River. Continue Reading →

‘Under the Radar’ Art Series with Lenore Brown

El CoquiBarbara Russell, the curator for the Under the Radar Art Series, is very happy to feature Lenore Browne’s photographic work during the New Year because her work has the same elegance and distinction as a glass of New Years Eve champagne. Continue Reading →

The New Harlem Hospital, NY 1912

harlem hospital 1912The first Harlem Hospital, opened at the junction of 120th Street and the East River in 1887. By 1903, construction had begun on a new Harlem Hospital on the east side of Lenox Avenue between 136th and 137th streets in central Harlem. Continue Reading →

Twenty Two West (“22 West”)

“22 West” was the name of the Harlem Restaurant – Bar – Jazz Club – Gallery & Banquet Room, that was located at 22W.135th St., between 5th and Lenox in Manhattan. Continue Reading →