17 Secrets Every Harlem Target Lover Will Never Tell You

We know there is a Target store in Harlem at 517 E 117th Street between Pleasant Avenue and the FDR. And we know that no says, “I went to Target and didn’t find anything.”
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Giglio Society Of East Harlem Presents Italian Night For Men (video)

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From Italian Harlem

Giglio Society Of East Harlem Presents Italian Night For Men “A Reunion Of Friends” at the Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church Auditorium.

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East Harlem Preservation 2014 Annual Fundraiser

east harlem presPlease join the East Harlem Preservation team on Thursday, September 18th as we celebrate our 9th year of service at the East Harlem Café from 6-9 p.m. and support our efforts to preserve and promote the neighborhood’s culture and diversity. Continue Reading →

Apartment Unit, East Harlem, 1890’s

lexington-aveni-1911-in-east-harlemResident above and retail stores at the bottom of this beautiful apartment building at Lexington Avenue and 125th Street in East Harlem, 1890’s.

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I Remember 911: “I remember being on 116th Street and Lexington Avenue…”

I remember being on 116th Street and Lexington Avenue in East Harlem on September 11, 2001. A stranger and myself stood looking south down Lexington Avenue at the Twin Towers smoking. – Danny Tisdale Continue Reading →

Feast of Giglio di Sant’Antonio in East Harlem

East Harlem, once the largest Italian community in NYC is a pleasant memory for countless former inhabitants. 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 →

Jesus Take the Wheel: East Harlem Man Hires Las Vegas Prostitute, Then Sues Her For Having Sex

A Harlem man who hired a Las Vegas prostitute is suing her escort company because she “did an illegal sexual act” which left him suffering from a “psycotic (sic) disorder.”

The surreal lawsuit claims Hubert Blackman, 22, from East Harlem, called cops on the woman because she had “broke the law.” He was shocked when they threatened to arrest him for having sex with her, according to legal papers filed in Manhattan Federal Court. Continue Reading →