Harlem CB Say: Use Neighborhood As Shortcut

riverside_viaductRiverside Drive in West Harlem is shaping up to be another test case for DOT’s commitment to safety improvements, and whether the agency will allow ignorance of basic street design principles and fear of change guide its decisions. Continue Reading →

Canoe Tilting, The Colonial Yacht Club Of Harlem, 1910-1915

canoe titling in harlem2Here are four great turn of the century photographs from the beginning to end of the ‘canoe tilting’ contest which was one of the events during the annual Commodore Cup of the Colonial Yacht Club Of Harlem that ran 16 miles along Riverside Drive, in Harlem, New York from 1910-1915. Continue Reading →

The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler, First Woman To Lead The Riverside Church in Harlem

Rev Amy Butler (small)Marking the start of a new era at The Riverside Church, The Rev. Dr. Amy Butler — Riverside’s seventh senior minister and the first woman ever to hold the position — Continue Reading →

In Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou In Harlem

mayaThe family of Dr. Maya Angelou, Random House, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and the Center for Black Literature invite you to a Celebration of the Life of Maya Angelou. Continue Reading →

Tourists With Riverside Drivers, Harlem, 1908

west harlemTourists in an electric charabanc or “automobile bus” with the Riverside Drivers, on Riverside Drive, West Harlem, NY, 1908. Continue Reading →

Join The Harlem Chamber Players Free Double Play

harlem classic1Sakura Park

122nd Street, between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue, Harlem, NY Continue Reading →

Artist Vicki DaSilva Repurposes West Harlem (video)

VickiDaSilva_Repurpose_2014_smLast Saturday night,  the West Harlem Art Fund collaborated with artist Vicki DaSilva who won Art Takes Times Square (2012) to create a beautiful light graffiti underneath the 12 Avenue (Riverside Drive) viaduct in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II And N. Carolina NAACP President Leads “Moral Monday”

Rev. William BarberThe Riverside Church announced today that Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of the North Carolina NAACP and the catalyzing force behind the “Moral Monday” civil disobedience protests responding to Republican voter suppression efforts in North Carolina. Continue Reading →