Small’s Paradise, Harlem, 1925

Opened in 1925 by Ed Small during a time of Prohibition, Small’s was a sort of hot and heavy speakeasy that downtowners in the know would come to for a night of Jazz, dancing and drink and played host to poets, artists, athletes, and entertainers from the. Continue Reading →

The Big Apple Night Club, 1934 (video)

bigappleclubbgIn 1934, the Big Apple Night Club opened in Harlem on the northwest corner of West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue across the street from the Savoy . Continue Reading →