Karim’s Candy Colored Architectural Signature

329-pleasant-avenue-frontCurberd NY writes that designer Karim Rashid is known mostly for his colorful interiors, now he has unleashed some eye-popping exteriors in East Harlem with the help of developer HAP Investments. 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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Pleasant Avenue and 116th Street, East Harlem, 1900

MNY217299Wooden houses, long before the real estate development in East Harlem looking east at Pleasant Avenue and 116th Street, in 1900. Continue Reading →

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 →

Dance of the Giglio Feast Returns to East Harlem

The 2011 Dance of the Giglio Feast once again returns to East Harlem. It will be held on Pleasant Avenue between 114th and 116th Streets. 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 →