Harlem’s Levine Leads Hearing On Towers Shadows On Parks

On Thursday, November 12, Harlem City Council Parks Committee Chair Mark Levine will lead a hearing on Int. 737, a bill he sponsored that would create a task force to Continue Reading →

Countee Cullen, Harlem, New York 1903 – 1946

Countee Cullen May 30, 1903 – January 9, 1946, born as Coleman Rutherford, was an African American poet, author and scholar who was a leading figure in the Harlem Renaissance. (He pronounced Continue Reading →

A’Lelia Walker’s Grand Harlem Funeral: August 1931

By A’Lelia Bundles Eighty years ago this month on August 17, 1931–after a lovely day at the beach celebrating a friend’s birthday– A’Lelia Walker, my great-grandmother and namesake, died in Long Branch, Continue Reading →

New Harlem Renaissance Organic T-Shirts

Get one or two or all three of our new organic Harlem Renaissance “Glitterati,” “Mahogany Millionairess,” and “Dark Tower” t-shirts based on a A’Lelia Walker’s “Dark Tower” in Harlem story in Harlem World Magazine and save Continue Reading →

Upper Manhattan Restoration Project Honored With Lucy G. Moses Award From The New York Landmarks Conservancy

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced the winners of the 2018 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards.

Reworking A Refuse Storage Area In Harlem

Waste Management World reports that in New York City CTA Architects P.C. has completed a $1.1 million redevelopment and upgrade of the 5650 square foot (525 square metre) refuse storage Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, 1947 –

Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Jr. was born on April 16, 1947, in Harlem, New York, the only child of Cora Lillian, a department store price checker, and Ferdinand Lewis Alcindor, Sr., Continue Reading →

The Savoy Ballroom, Harlem, New York, 1930

The Savoy Ballroom was a large ballroom for music and public dancing located at 596 Lenox Avenue, between 140th and 141st Streets in Harlem, New York City.