The Legendary, Lou “The Iron Horse” Gehrig, Born In Yorkville In East Harlem, 1903 – 1941

Harlem’s Henry Louis “Lou” Gehrig, June 19, 1903 – June 2, 1941, nicknamed “The Iron Horse” for his durability, was an American Major League Baseball first baseman. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cicely Tyson, In The 1980’s

The legendary Cicely Tyson was raised in Harlem, New York by devoutly religious parents from the Caribbean island of Nevis.

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East Harlem’s Diva Maria Callas, One Of The Last Greatest Soprano’s Of All Time (Video)

Maria Callas was born at 1249 Fifth Avenue and 106th Street in East Harlem, NY on December 2, 1923, was an American-born Greek soprano. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Ed Sullivan, From The Ed Sullivan Show, 1901 – 1974

Edward Vincent “Ed” Sullivan, September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974, was a US entertainment writer and television host, best known as the presenter of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, now usually remembered under its second name, The Ed Sullivan Show. Continue Reading →

The Legendary Pabst Harlem In Harlem, NY, 1900-1917

The A.H. Meyer’s Pabst (of the beer family) Harlem Music Hall and Restaurant, building at 243-51 West 124th Street, east of 8th Avenue, a venue that lasted the first three decades of the 20th century.   Continue Reading →

The Legendary Astor Row Townhouses, Harlem, 1940 –

Astor Row is the name given to 130th Street between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue in Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Celebration And Meaning Of Kwanzaa In Harlem

Kwanzaa is a week-long celebration held in the United States and also celebrated in the Western African Diaspora in other nations of the Americas. Continue Reading →

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