‘Harlem’ Cowboy Herb Jeffries Dies (video)

o-HERB-JEFFRIES-facebookHerb Jeffries, the jazz singer and actor who performed with Duke Ellington and was known as the “Bronze Buckaroo” in a series of all-black 1930s Westerns, died of heart failure Sunday morning at a Los Angeles hospital. He was 100. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Falu’s Mumbai Swag (video)

FaluFalu (aka Falguni Shah) is internationally recognized vocalist from Mumbai, Indian, known for her rare ability to seamlessly blend a modern, inventive style with more classical Indian styles. Continue Reading →

“King of Ragtime” Scott Joplin Lived in Harlem

Add another historic figure to the numerous cultural icons to have lived near St. Nicholas Park in Harlem. At 163 West 131st street as the address Joplin lived in last as one of the world’s most famous composer’s “King of Ragtime” composer Scott Joplin once lived. Continue Reading →

Chabad of Harlem, Safe Place to Live and Raise Children

Chabad teaches to care for the spiritual and material needs of all Jews, wherever they could be found. Chabad of Harlem suggest where Jews are heading as gentrification marches.

Perhaps it was only a matter of time.

In a city defined by runaway gentrification — Chabad has come to Harlem.

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And the popular outreach group that sniffs out where Jews are migrating next has in recent years gained a foothold in Harlem, another fast-morphing neighborhood shedding its old skin. Continue Reading →