Harlem Boat Clubs, New York 1883

The earliest means of transportation around New York City Harbor, from Harlem to Brooklyn and Staten Island and to trading was moored offshore was rowboats from 96th Street to 155th Street. Continue Reading →

African Americans’ First Memorial Day In Charleston, South Carolina, 1865

The first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. Continue Reading →

Photographer James Van Der Zee’s G.G.G. Studio In Harlem, New York 1940’s

A rare photograph of the James Van Der Zee’s G.G.G. Studio at 272 Malcolm X Blvd, Harlem, NY on the east side of Lenox Avenue between 123rd and 124th Streets, in the 1940s. Continue Reading →

The Claremont Inn, West Harlem, 1804

The Claremont Inn, around 1804 an incredibly beautiful structure stood along the Hudson River, just north of where Grant’s Tomb now stands from right after the Revolution until 1951. Continue Reading →

The Infamous New York Female Giants Baseball Team At The Lenox Oval In Harlem, 1913

In 1913, the first game with the New York Female Giants baseball team took place on the legendary Lenox Oval, at the northwest corner of Lenox Avenue and 145th Street in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Fidel Castro, Malcolm X And The Gracious Hotel Theresa In Harlem 1960 (Video)

Here are the results of a legendary meeting that way it was reported, we start with The Militant reported that: On September 19th, 1960 Fidel Castro traveled to the United States to address the United Nations, General Assembly.

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The Goat House, ‘Maltilda The Goat’ And ‘A Harlem Goat’ Poem, 1898

goathouse1898The archival photo above from Harlem+Bespoke was taken in 1898 shows one of the last country houses that still remained in the Morningside Heights area on the northeast corner at West 120th Street and Amsterdam Avenue when signs of rural life still remained in Harlem. Continue Reading →


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