Harlem’s Mark-Viverito Called Vindictive By critics

RK1_3040.JPGIt was supposed to be a friendly talk about an East Harlem art space. Continue Reading →

East Harlem’s Louie Lump Lump, Rao’s and Other Histories

On a December night in 2003, at Rao’s, the legendary restaurant on Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem, a man nicknamed Louie Lump Lump (pictured above) shot another patron after reportedly taking issue with his disparaging comment about the female singer’s rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from “Funny Girl.” Continue Reading →