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 Fish Market, 1920’s

The Harlem Rail-Road ‘Open Cut’ 1871

The Harlem station in ‘open cut’ was constructed by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1873-1874 as part of the Park Avenue Improvement. Continue Reading →

MTA Creates First Regional Transit Diagram for Super Bowl XLVIII

superbowl_graphicIt’s being called the first “Mass Transit Super Bowl,” and this week, the NY/NJ Super Bowl Host Committee revealed extensive public transportation plans for Super Bowl XLVIII, detailing how the region’s mass transit systems, including the MTA, will serve as a critical resource to support the movement of the hundreds of thousands of expected visitors to the area. Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: The Hudson River Café Review

The Hudson River Café is a gem that a lot of people within the Harlem community have yet to discover, but it shines brightly never the less. For one, its “Nuevo Latino” cuisine is helping to diversify our choices within the Harlem community. Two, the presentation of its dishes makes it stand out as “Nuevo Latino” versus traditional Latin cuisine.

Three, they have two outdoor patios within the restaurant space like no other restaurant within Harlem’s borders. Four, the service we received was up to par with any other fine dining establishment located in the city. And lastly, their prices have been slightly reduced, making the restaurant more affordable for even senior citizens looking for a nice place to eat within the Harlem community. Continue Reading →