110th Street And 5th Avenue, Harlem, NY 1919

110th Street and 5th Avenue  1919  Photo by Jacob Applebaum  From the Museum of the City of New York.

A surreal photograph looking north with Harlem Meer in Central Park behind the photographer on the corner of 5th Avenue at 110th Street, Harlem, New York, 1919. Continue Reading →

Shop: ‘Flowers,’ Carl Van Vechten, Silver Print Photograph, 1930’s

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Flowers, Carl Van Vechten, channels a movement during the Harlem Renaissance, circa.,1920’s – 1930’s, Continue Reading →

Before Central Park: Uncovering the Fort Landscape

1_fort_landscapeIn honor of the 200th anniversary of the construction of the War of 1812 fortifications, Central Park Conservancy is focusing attention on a critical but largely unknown part of Central Park: The Fort Landscape. Continue Reading →

Uptown Bounce Throwback Block Party In Harlem

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Photographs from the Uptown Bounce: Throwback El Museo del Barrio Block Party in East Harlem on August 5, 2014.  Continue Reading →

Guastavino Family Master Tiler Discussion In Harlem

ColUChapelInt1The Museum of the City of New York in East Harlem is continuing its “Innovators” series, pegged to go along with its exhibit, Palaces for the People, about the Guastavino family’s ubiquitous tile work, found in hundreds of sites in Harlem and beyond. Continue Reading →

Community Works Announces the Expansion Of “harlem is…” In Memory Of Tunde Samuel

harlem-articleLargeBarbara Horowitz , Founder and President of Community Works, announces the launch of a year-long, citywide, multi-arts focus on Harlem’s historic role in the development of Black Theater and its impact on our national culture. Continue Reading →

“City As Canvas” Museum Of The City of New York Graffiti Show

city-as-canvas-graffiti-exhibit-6Harlen, New York (like Keith Haring’s “Crack Is Wack” mural in Harlem) has been known as the home for some of the best graffiti artists in the world, giving widespread legitimacy to the street art. Continue Reading →