Harlemite “Columbia Lou” Gehrig At Columbia University

GehrigCUAs first baseman (1925–39) for the New York Yankees, Harlem born Lou Gehrig played in 2,130 consecutive league games (a record that would stand for more than fifty years), batted .361 in seven World Series, and broke many other major-league records. Continue Reading →

NY Becomes 23rd State to Allow Medical Marijuana

marijuanaNew York has become the 23rd state to authorize marijuana as a medical treatment—though it will have one of the most restrictive programs in the country. Continue Reading →

The Little Italy of East Harlem, 1890

“This (Italian) section of East Harlem was developed during the 1880s with the familiar New York brownstone residences and walk-up apartments,” states New York Then and Now. Continue Reading →

Lou Gherig Born In Harlem

Lou Gehrig at the SouthField in HarlemHenry Louis “Lou” Gehrig (June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941), nicknamed “The Iron Horse” for his durability, was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. Continue Reading →