Maxie Rosenbloom, ‘The Harlem Harlequin’

Max Everitt Rosenbloom, known as Slapsie Maxie (November 1, 1907 – March 6, 1976) lived in East Harlem as a young kid, was an American boxer, actor, and television personality. 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 →

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 →