Rare Film Of The ”Texas” At Grant’s Tomb Harlem By Thomas Edison, 1898 (Video)

Thomas Alva Edison, America’s greatest inventor filmed the Sampson’s Fleet from the New Jersey shore sailing pass Grant’s Tomb in West Harlem and 123rd Street.

Claremont Theatre And Restaurant In Edison Film Harlem, NY (video)

The photograph above shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre on the southeast corner of 135th Street at 3320-3338 Broadway where Thomas Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jokichi Takamine, First Biotech Engineer, Adrenaline And Nippon Club Founder

Jōkichi Takamine (高峰 譲吉 Takamine Jōkichi, November 3, 1854 – July 22, 1922) was a Japanese chemist. Takamine was born in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, in November 1854. His father was a doctor; his mother a member of a Continue Reading →

Thursday Throwback: Act And “Think Different.” Do You? (Video)

“Think different.” was an advertising slogan for Apple, Inc., in 1997 created by the Los Angeles office of advertising agency TBWA\Chiat\Day that resonated from Harlem to Harare.

A True Harlem Story, Catharine McGown And The Lost McGown’s Pass Tavern 1759-1917

On Wecksquaesgeek Indians’ land, nearly a century before the idea of a Central Park was sparked, Catharine McGown purchased the old stone tavern and ten acres of land in Harlem Continue Reading →