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 →

HW Pick: Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., “What Is Your Life’s Blueprint?” (Video)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., delivered this speech speaking to students at Barratt Junior High School in Philadelphia on October 26, 1967, nine years after he was stabbed in Harlem, Continue Reading →

Archer & Goat, A New Addition To Harlem’s Restaurant Community Tradition

By Sam Mattingly Shop the Harlem World Shop. A native New Yorker, with a restless spirit, Alex lived and worked in various parts of the country, including Miami and San Continue Reading →