Investors To Relocate Harlem’s Iconic Lenox Lounge Scarce

General views of Lenox Lounge before and after the facade was stripped of its Art Deco details and sign located at 288 Lenox Avenue in Harlem in New York CityNYPost writes that as Nobu co-founder Richie Notar prepares to launch an eagerly awaited new music club at the former Lenox Lounge site, a plan for the original fabled jazz venue to relocate two blocks north appears stalled. Continue Reading →

Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival At The Apollo

harlem jazz shrines 2The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival starts its run in May 2014. The Harlem Jazz Shrines project is a Harlem-wide jazz festival presented in collaboration with Harlem Stage, Jazzmobile, and Columbia University. Continue Reading →

H.E.A.F.’s 1st Annual Oscar Party

HEAF_-OSCARPARTY_VFAIR_F4Harlem man and ex-model Musa Jackson does it again with the 1st Annual Oscar Party at Corner Social In Harlem on 126th Street and Lenox Avenue. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lenox Lounge To Reopen

dean and reeedThe owner of a famed Harlem hotspot is movin’ on up . . . two blocks up, to be precise. Continue Reading →

‘Mornin’ Fast Train From Memphis to Harlem,’ Miles Davis (video)

Miles Davis playing in Miles mode. Not sure of the Memphis to Harlem connection in the song, but we know he played in Harlem’s Mintons, Lenox Lounge and he was married to actress and Harlemite Cicely Tyson in the early 1980′s. Continue Reading →

The Elks Rendezvous, Harlem, 1940

rloungeThe above Carl Van Vechten photograph shows a long-gone corner establishment at 464 Lenox Avenue circa 1940. Continue Reading →

Lenox Social, Changes Name To Corner Social in Harlem

It’s barely one month old, but Lenox Ave.’s newest restaurant is already on its second name. No matter what you call the place, its partners say they’re all about serving Harlem and working with their neighbors. Continue Reading →

Rhum Boogie Club, Harlem, 1943 (video)

rhumboogieA Gordon Parks photo from 1943 shows an establishment called Rhum Boogie somewhere in Central Harlem but not much has been written about this actual establishment. Continue Reading →