The Legendary Nest Club On The “Swing Street” In Harlem NY 1923- 1933

The Nest Club was a cabaret in Harlem, more specifically an after-hours club, at 169 West 133rd Street – a street known then both as “Swing Street” and “Jungle Alley”. Continue Reading →

133rd Street, “Swing Street,” The Start And Development Of The Harlem Renaissance 1933-1945

Following the repeal of Prohibition in 1933, 52nd Street replaced 133rd street as “Swing Street” of the community of Harlem. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!

From Country Life To The Renaissance, The Story Of 116th Street In Harlem NY 1897

116th Street runs from Riverside Drive, overlooking the Hudson River, to the East River, through Harlem, New York. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Our Newsletter!

From The Duke, To Dizzy, Don Byas Played With The Best Of The Swing And Bebop Era In Harlem

Carlos Wesley “Don” Byas, October 21, 1912 – August 24, 1972, was an American jazz tenor saxophonist, associated with Swing and bebop. Become an Harlem World Insider – Sign-Up For Continue Reading →

NYC Expands Nation Leading Open Streets Program With More Miles In Areas Hit Hard By The COVID Crisis

Mayor Bill de Blasio today added another 23 miles to New York City’s nation-leading Open Streets program, bringing the citywide total to 67 miles – two-thirds of the way to Continue Reading →

The 125th Street BID Announces Our Annual Harlem Light It Up 2019 Event

At a recent event, held at Settepani Restaurant on Malcolm X Blvd., the president and CEO of the 125th Street Business Improvement District, Barbara Askins, Become an Harlem World Insider Continue Reading →