New York Juvenile Asylum in Washington Heights, 1856-1901

juvenile asylum 1New York Juvenile Asylum, 175th Street near between 10th and 11th Avenues just north of Harlem in Washington Heights, New York, 1872.

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Cowperthwait & Sons Store “The Oldest Furniture Business In America”, 1902

1902 E 120 St to 3 Av HARLEM NYC New York City Photo 8 x 10Here’s a photograph taken during a snowy winter day of the Cowperthwait & Sons store facing south at 2212 to 2224 East 121th Street at 3rd Avenue, in East Harlem, NY in 1902. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cole Sisters, 1911

Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters Harlem Repro POSTCARD#200The Negro Basketball New York Girls Cole Sisters was the sister team of the Black Fives Era men’s basketball teams, coached by Conrad Norman, Harlem, New York. 1911 Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Josephine Baker And Madame C. J. Walker In Women’s Stories Film Series

JosephineBaker2Josephine Baker: Black Diva In A Whit Man’s World

A tender, revealing documentary about one of the most famous and popular performing artists of the 20th century and the Harlem Renaissance. Her legendary banana belt dance created theatre history; her song “J’ai deux amours” became a classic, and her hymn. Continue Reading →

In Celebration Of Women’s History Month Hosted By Rangel

1891515_10151908164646968_1299294548_oCongressman Rangel invites the Harlem World Magazine readers to the celebration Of Women’s History Month hosted by the congressman. Continue Reading →

The Young Women’s Leadership School of Harlem At Time Warner Cable

IMG_1481Great photos from a visit made to the Time Warner Cable offices by the students of The Young Women’s Leadership School of East Harlem last Thursday, February 27th, 2014. Continue Reading →

Whistle In Mississippi In Harlem

downloadIn 1955, Emmett and his cousin, both from Chicago, went to visit family in Mississippi…according to several versions, Emmett whistled at a white woman and others say he grabbed her hand and asked for a date; others say all he did was say “Bye, baby” as he left the store. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The Phil Young Experience In Harlem

IMG_1849By Seitu OrondeSeitu was in the world of Harlem this time checking out the Phil Young Experience in Harlem on February 14th, 2014, with fine food and a great vibe.

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