Glenn Caldwell “The King Of Harlem Hairdressers”, 1940-2005

25cityroom-barber1-blog480In 1983, Glenn Caldwell, a music teacher from Maryland, was playing saxophone in a South Carolina bar and began talking with a singer whose dapper outfit and slick hair seemed from a bygone era. Continue Reading →

Harlem Cell Phone Thieves Take Selfies

9422978_448x252Investigators trying to catch a pair of thieves stealing cell phones in upper Manhattan and hoping the suspects own stupidity will lead to arrests. Continue Reading →

New Harlem Studios, Less Space, Shared Bathrooms

Harlem Micro BeforeBigger is sometimes better, but not when it comes to New York City’s micro-unit craze. Industrious brothers Seth and Matthew Weissman of Weissman Equities are among those joining the posse of small space-innovators. Continue Reading →

Jackie Rowe Adams brother, Clarence Rowe Passes

It is with great sadness that I announce the death of Jackie Rowe Adams brother, Clarence Rowe.  Funeral arrangements are listed below:

The viewing is on January 21, 2014
Time: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm
Place: Christian Parish for Spiritual Renewal
Address: 2044 7th Avenue on 122nd Street. Continue Reading →

Man Killed in Harlem Bar Fight

PJs-Google-MapsA 33-year-old man was shot and killed in a Harlem bar fight Wednesday morning, an NYPD spokesman said.  Continue Reading →

Harlem Debutante Ball, 1950′s

The above photo was taken during the 1950′s for Life magazine of a cotillion in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Marva Trotter Louis, Harlem Model, 1936

Harlem’s Marva Trotter Louis, the Chicago stenographer turned model, singer and the first wife of boxing legend Joe Louis and had two children (daughter Jacqueline in 1943 and son Joseph Louis Barrow, Jr. in 1947). Continue Reading →