The Legendary Collyer Brothers Harlem NY 1881-1947 (Rare Video)

We love Harlem Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Wakeman Collyer (October 3, 1885 – c. March 9, 1947), known as the Collyer brothers. Continue Reading →

Two Projects In East Harlem And Staten Island Receive Global Future Design Awards

Commissioner Lorraine Grillo of the NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) announced today that two DDC projects have been selected Continue Reading →

Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem Receives New York Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced eight Sacred Sites Grants totaling $140,000 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State, including $30,000 to Mother A.M.E. Zion Church in Harlem to help fund slate roof repairs. Continue Reading →

A’Lelia Walker’s Legendary Dark Tower In Harlem 1885-1931 (Photographs)

This was A’Lelia Walker’s, back in the day from 1885-1931, it was a home and famous salon, “The Dark Tower,” which she hosted for writers, musicians, artists at 108 West 136th Street in Harlem during the 1920s. 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 →