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 →

The Legendary Willie “The Lion” Smith Harlem Jazz Man, Cantor, Duke Ellington Mentor, Harlem Hellfighter And More

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harlem cantor, jazz pianist, and a master practitioner of Harlem stride Continue Reading →

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan Launches Live Streaming Service For Parents And Loved Ones

NYC Health + Hospitals/Metropolitan today announced the launch of a live streaming service, NicView, that allows parents, family, and friends 24/7 video access to infants in the NICU, Mother-Baby, and Continue Reading →