Boy At A Well In West Harlem Shoreline, New York, May 13, 1898

Unidentified boy with water container photographed by James Reuel Smith at an old rough Well on the Hudson River shore (to the right) looking southeast from West 158th Street, in Harlem, NY, May 13, 1898.

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Oh Dear, The Insider’s Guide To Luxury In The Hampton’s For Summer 2018

Where To Stay

Plan your Summer 2018 on the East End of beautiful Long Island, New York. With the most magnificent beaches, elegant estates, fabulous shops, and über recreational opportunities (swim, surf, boat, golf, tennis, bike and horseback riding).

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Small Boy A Top A Well At Broadway And West 124th Street, West Harlem, 1898

Turn of the century Harlem photograph by James Reuel Smith, a small Harlem boy sitting a top a well on the northeast corner of Broadway and West 124th Street, Harlem, New York, April 9, 1898.

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Seitu’s World: Take Wing And Soar Spirit Of Excellence Awards Gala 2018 (Photographs)

On Saturday, May 5, 2018, photographer Seitu Oronde was at the Take Wing And Soar Spirit Of Excellence Awards Gala 2018 at Columbia University in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Clarice Taylor, From The New Girl From Harlem, To The Huxtables, Into A Legend

Clarice Taylor, September 20, 1917 – May 30, 2011, was an American stage, film and television actress. Born in Buckingham County, Virginia but raised in Harlem, New York, Taylor was best known for her recurring role on television on The Cosby Show as Dr. Heathcliff “Cliff” Huxtable’s (Bill Cosby) mother, Anna Huxtable. Continue Reading →

How Is Change Achieved When Protest Ends? A Unique School Sends Teens Citywide Seeking Answers

By Michael McQuillan and Michael Kosciol

The March for Our Lives had a nationwide impact on our thoughts and actions on gun safety issues as hundreds of thousands rallied in New York, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Denver, Miami and even snow-covered Cincinnati, but how many are now active? Continue Reading →

Protesting Students Occupy Columbia University In West Harlem 1968 (Video)

Fifty years ago, at the height of protest against the Vietnam War, the actions at Columbia University in Harlem, New York were among the most highly visible and effective. Continue Reading →

District Council 9 Members Give Back To Harlem’s Friendly Hands Ministries

On April 21st, 2018, the members of District Council 9 will lend their time and skills during the District Council’s Annual Community Day of Action. Continue Reading →

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, A Harlem Legend 1914 – 2018

Gertrude Hadley Jeannette, November 28, 1914 – April 4, 2018, was an African-American film and stage actress. Continue Reading →

New York Just Passed A Bill Banning Cops From Having Sex With People In Custody

Yes! State lawmakers in New York passed a bill Thursday to prohibit cops from having sex with people in custody, closing a legal loophole that has let police avoid sexual assault convictions by claiming sex with detainees was consensual. Continue Reading →

The Hudson River Well At 122nd Street In Harlem New York 1897-1902

It was spring time in Harlem, when photographer James Reuel Smith, took this image of the Hudson River Well, between West 122nd and West 123rd Streets, looking northeast in West Harlem, on the shore of the Hudson River in New York, 1897-1902. Continue Reading →

MB President Brewer Proclaims March 20th Fresh Air Fund Day From Harlem To Houston

In celebration of The Fresh Air Fund’s 142nd summer of serving New York City children with free summer experiences, Manhattan Borough President Brewer has proclaimed March 20th, 2018, “Fresh Air Fund Day” throughout the Borough. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio On First-Of-Its Kind Crowdfunding Program For NYC Women Start Ups

On International Women’s Day, Mayor Bill de Blasio, Deputy Mayor Alicia Glen, New York City Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Gregg Bishop and Council Member Helen Rosenthal announced that over $280,000 in zero-interest loans has been pledged to women entrepreneurs through the City’s crowdfunding partnership with Kiva. Continue Reading →

BRP Scraps Affordable Rentals At Harlem Project, Will Sell Condos Instead

UPDATED: Mar. 6, 9:37 a.m.: For-profit affordable housing developer BRP Companies plans to sell condominiums instead of rent below-market apartments at its Harlem development called “the Rennie,” according to an offering plan filed with the New York Attorney General’s office. Continue Reading →