Harlem’s Harry Lawrence “Wagner” Freeman

H__Lawrence_FreemanHarry Lawrence Freeman (October 9, 1869, Cleveland, Ohio — March 21, 1954, New York City) was a United States opera composer, conductor, impresario and teacher. He was the first African-American to write an opera (Epthalia, 1891) that was successfully produced. Continue Reading →

Statement Regarding Patient at Bellevue Hospital

1414166452446_wps_19_nyc_ebola_friday_october_Today, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene conducted a test for the Ebola virus on a minor patient who had been transferred to HHC Bellevue Hospital Center last night.  Continue Reading →

Wang x H&M Brings More Sex To Harlem

wang in harlem2As we take our seats on glittering black bleachers in Harlem’s indoor track and field stadium, the Armory, the music is pounding and the crowds are pumping black Wang x H&M foam boxing gloves in the air while munching on popcorn, hamburgers and guzzling champagne. Continue Reading →

Alison Desir, Harlemite, Runs NYC Marathon For Harlem United

Alison Desir2Alison Desir is probably superwoman—in running gear. She arrived to our meeting early, dressed to run, (of course), and was totally calm, despite being somewhere in the middle of her four-career day. Continue Reading →

Harlem Experiences: Get an Harlem Insider’s Look At Book Spaces, Places And People With An Author

harlem-renaissance-bookWe at Harlem World naturally aim to keep that Harlem Renaissance spirit alive whenever possible: experience its legendary birthplace, where so many giants such as James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay,

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Advocates KickOff 2015 Uptown Housing March

Emergency Tenant Protection Act1The rent laws protecting over 2.5 million New Yorkers are set to expire in 2015, and tenant advocates are committing to renewing and strengthening the Emergency Tenant Protection Act. Continue Reading →

The Langston Hughes Festival Celebrates Walter Mosley

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Join the Langston Hughes Festival & The City College of New York Honor Award Winning Detective Fiction writer Walter Mosley the Best-selling mystery writer Walter Mosley will receive the 2014 Langston Hughes Medal at The City College of New York in Harlem. Continue Reading →

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 →