Like Others Harlem’s Hale House Becomes Luxury Housing

haelm house in harlemNY Curbed reports that if there’s one thing that has become clear during the current luxury residential building boom, it’s that Manhattan is no longer a place to not make a profit. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: A Love Supreme, In John Coltrane’s Words (video)

a love supremem screen shotFrom Open Culture on Vimeo, James Cary describes his video creation:

A few years ago, knowing I absolutely adored the John Coltrane December 1964 album, “A Love Supreme” my wife gave me this incredible book by Ashley Kahn : “A Love Surpreme/The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album.” Continue Reading →

Souleo: Star of Tupac Shakur Inspired Broadway Musical

Holler If Ya Hear Me still_Credit on PicIt is the presence of strong women in the Broadway musical, ‘Holler If Ya Hear Me’ that attracted Saycon Sengbloh to be part of the cast and serves as a reminder of one usually overlooked facet of Tupac Shakur’s enduring legacy: his female empowerment anthems. Continue Reading →

One Tower to Preserve Views of St. John The Divine

St John the Divine Residential Tower-thumbSt. John the Divine’s plan to raise $2 million per year by allowing a developer to build two towers along its northern edge has riled up neighbors and preservationists who say that blocking part of the century-old Harlem church’s neo-Gothic facade, punctuated with stained glass and buttresses, is practically a sin. Enter Times archicritic Michael Kimmelman, who proposes a compromise. Continue Reading →