Harlem Debutante Ball, 1950’s

1950harlemdebutantecotiThe 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 →

Graham Court Apartment House, 1925

Graham Court is a historic Harlem apartment building. It was commissioned by William Waldorf Astor, designed by the architects Clinton and Russell, and constructed in 1899-1901 as part of the great Harlem real-estate boom. Continue Reading →

The Lafayette Theater And Harlem’s Tree Of Hope

The Lafayette Theatre

The Lafayette Theatre, also known as “the House Beautiful,” was an entertainment venue located at 132nd Street and 7th Avenue in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Sugar Ray Robinson In Harlem, 1940’s

The New York Times published a piece on Sugar Ray Robinson and his glory days in Harlem. And the UpTownFlavor ran this piece, so we thought it might be cool to look back over some Sugar Ray’s favorite places to hang out in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Subway Reroutes And Street Closures For New Year’s Eve In And Around Harlem

dj-ginnys-blog4801Over one million people will flock to midtown to uptown today to ring in the new year in Times Square. Continue Reading →

Come Visit Santa At EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care in Harlem

emblem health come visit santaJoin Santa Claus and his family at EmblemHealth Neighborhood Care for a photo and face painting with Mrs. Claus and refreshments at 215 West 125th Street (near 7th Avenue).

Strivers Art Circuit, Self-guided walking Tour of Harlem Art

The tour is for public viewing and selling of work, consisting of art studios and venues in the Strivers Row corridor, this Circuit is a collaboration created to develop a hub of arts activity and thereby gain increased visibility and exposure for SAC participants. Continue Reading →