Harlem’s Legendary Vocal Group Black Ivory 1970 – (Video)

Black Ivory is an R&B group from Harlem, which had a number of hits in the 1970s, including “Don’t Turn Around“, “You and I” (which featured Larry Blackmon from Cameo on drums). Continue Reading →

LPC Launches New Permit Application Guide And Forms To Make It Easier To Quickly Obtain A Permit

Today, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC) launched an updated edition of the Permit Application Guide, now named the LPC Permit Guidebook: How to Get Staff-Level Approvals.

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Harlem’s Barbara Hillary, First African-American Woman To Visit The North Pole Passes

Growing up poor in Harlem Barbara Hillary, who was in her 70s when she became the first black woman to officially make it to the North and South poles, has died at 88. Continue Reading →

How Enslavers Silenced Black Bodies Of The Enslaved Physically, As The Enslaved Yelled On The Inside (2 Of 4)

By Daseta Gray

Many enslaved African infants and toddlers were forcibly separated from their mothers for years without the opportunity to develop an ego which prevented them from developing a healthy relationship with internal objects. Continue Reading →

3 Interesting Facts About Harlem’s History

Harlem is a neighborhood in New York that is gaining in popularity due to its modern, trendy atmosphere and young population. Continue Reading →

Rare “Harlem Tommy” Murphy And Ad Wolgast Boxing Photograph, February 22, 1913

On February 22, 1913, at Coffroth’s Arena in Daly City, California lightweights Harlem Tommy Murphy and Ad Wolgast squaring off in the featured match. Continue Reading →

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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