Fatal Stabbing In Marcus Garvey Park In Harlem

stabbe din harlemOne person was stabbed inside Marcus Garvey Park in East Harlem just before 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, August 9th 2014. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Sharpton ‘Right Direction’ In Barneys Profile Pay $525K

sharptonYahoo Finance reports that Barneys has agreed to pay $525,000 to resolve allegations that minorities were singled out as suspected shoplifters at its flagship store, part of a spate of racial profiling complaints against major retailers last year. Continue Reading →

Seitu’s World: The James Baldwin Street Naming In Harlem

seitu 1Photographs by y Seitu Oronde

James Baldwin, a Harlem native who died in 1987, would have turned 90 on Saturday. Among the many tributes in a year in which his legacy as a major writer is being celebrated, one on Saturday is close to home: a portion of East 128th Street, between Fifth Avenue and Madison Avenue, will be renamed James Baldwin Way on August 4th, 2014. Continue Reading →

Public School 103, Harlem, 1898

MNY63239Public School 103 with a large crowd of pedestrians and horse-drawn carriages by the side of the school, at Madison Avenue and 119th Street, in Harlem, New York, 1893. Continue Reading →

A Mother’s Story, Angels On Park Avenue

a daughterBy Ginny Johnson

I have a disabled daughter named Sarah, and the experiences that come with that are sometimes priceless. They are the kind of experiences that when you tell them to someone else, they look at you like you’re insane. Continue Reading →

Op-Ed: David V. Goliath in Harlem

samuel church templeBy Renae Francis & Tyrone Holmes

If you’ve ever walked along 125th Street between Park and Madison Avenue in the center of Historic Harlem,  New York you are apt to feel yourself entering a whole new world. Continue Reading →

Dr. J. Marion Sims, The Founder Of The Harlem Women’s Hospital

j-marionsimsportraitAt the time of his death in 1893, there was no controversy at all: Dr. J. Marion Sims was heralded as a surgical pioneer and a hero—thought of so highly, a statue memorializing him went up a year later in Bryant Park. Continue Reading →

Women’s Hospital, Harlem, 1910

New York City NY-WOMENS HOSPTIAL-AMSTERDAM AVENUE & 110th STREET-Postcard HarlemWomen’s Hospital in Manhattanville, West 109th Street near Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem, New York, 1910 postcard. Continue Reading →

Good Samaritan Stops Harlem Rape

crime of rape in HarlemA good Samaritan helped to stop the attempted rape of a 19-year-old woman in East Harlem early Tuesday by a registered sex offender who previously raped a 13-year-old girl at gunpoint. Continue Reading →