The Baby Grand, Harlem, NY, 1953-1960’s (Update)

The Baby Grand Bar at 319 West 125th Street (between St. Nicholas and 8th avenue), opened in 1953, it was a saloon with a bright mural of a piano above Continue Reading →

The Story Of Harlem’s Baby “Betty Boop” Esther (Updated)

Esther Jones (aka Gertrude Saunders), known by her stage name, “Baby Esther,” was an singer and entertainer of the late 1920s. Her “baby” singing style often included the phrase “Boop-oop-a-doop”. She Continue Reading →

Rapper, Actor, Activist, Poet, Rebel, Legend East Harlem’s Túpac Amaru Shakur 1971 – 1996

Tupac Amaru Shakur, rapper, actor, activist, thug, poet, rebel, and visionary, born Lesane Parish Crooks, June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996, in East Harlem, New York. Become an Harlem Continue Reading →

Rare Film Of “Harlem, New York City, In 1964” (Video Parts 1,2 And 3)

The videos is filmed on a snowy winter day with a panoply of little-known to legendary places, spaces, and faces throughout Harlem, New York. Become an Harlem World Insider – Continue Reading →