Battle Brews Over Harlem Marx Brothers Playground

Bloomberg reports that Groucho Marx once said that politics is the art of looking for trouble. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio and City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito have found it in a playground named for the comedian and his brothers in their old neighborhood on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin,…

East Harlem’s Superstar Bobby Darin 1936 – 1973 (Video)

Bobby Darin, born Walden Robert Cassotto, May 14, 1936 – December 20, 1973, was an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and actor in film and television. He performed jazz, pop, rock and roll, folk, swing, and country music. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve…

Fight Over East Harlem Playground, Targeted For Rentals, Heats Up

NY Curbed reports that makes a park a park? That’s the question at the center of a lawsuit, filed by several preservation groups (including the Municipal Art Society, New Yorkers for Parks, and Carnegie Hill Neighbors), that aims to stop the rise of a 68-story rental building on East 96th Street. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem…

Herbert “Whitey” White Exported The Lindy Hop From Harlem To The World (Video)

Herbert “Whitey” White (that’s him above in the white tie and white streak in his hair), a former bouncer (and ex-prize fighter) at the [easyazon_link identifier=”0813035171″ locale=”US” tag=”harlemworld-20″]Savoy Ballroom[/easyazon_link] exported the Lindy Hop from Harlem to dance halls around the world. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most…

Harlem 68 Story Rental Almost Approved

NY Curbed reports that the following the City Planning Commission’s approval, a City Council subcommittee approved a 1,100-unit residential building being developed by AvalonBay in East Harlem, Crain’s reports. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

Harlem Development With 3 Schools And 1K Apartments

Plans were revealed for a development that will span an entire city block in the southern end of East Harlem during a recent meeting of the Community Board 11 land use committee. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set…

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.  PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that set 2022 apart.

Leonard Harper, Harlem, New York 1925

Leonard Harper (born April 9, 1899 in Birmingham, Alabama- died February 4, 1943, Harlem, New York) was a producer /stager/ choreographer in New York City during the Harlem Renaissance in the 1920s and 1930s. PHOTOGRAPHY The fabulous Ms. Hegamin, Harlem recording superstar “Queen Victoria.” One of the most indelible images that we’ve posted this year that…