Fabulous Harlem, The Legendary History Of St. Nicholas Park In Harlem, NY 1895

Saint Nicholas Park is a New York City public park located in Harlem at the intersection of Hamilton Heights and Manhattanville. Continue Reading →

Old Broadway Synagogue In Harlem 1923

Old Broadway Synagogue is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in the Manhattanville in Harlem in New York City incorporated in 1911 under the name Chevra Talmud Torah Anshei Marovi, by an immigrant named Morris Schiff. Continue Reading →

Jesse Gray, Harlem Civil Rights Leader And Politician, 1923 – 1988

Jesse Gray, May 14, 1923 – January 2, 1988, was an American civil rights leader and politician from Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Project Uplift A Great Program, From A Great Society For Harlem A Great Community 1960’s

Project Uplift was a major short-term program of the Great Society. It was an experimental anti-poverty program in Harlem, New York in the summer of 1965, intended to prevent the recurrence of the riots that hit the community the summer before. Continue Reading →

Harlemite Lionel McMurren, Educator, AIDS Activist And History Maker, 1925-2012

Lionel McMurren was born in Harlem, New York, on October 21, 1925. At the age of two, his mother died and he was raised by two aunts in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and also by a great aunt in New York. Continue Reading →

Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited Directed By Neil’s Father, Cyril deGrasse Tyson

Harlem Youth Opportunities Unlimited, more commonly called HARYOU, was an American social activism organization founded by psychologists Kenneth Clark and Mamie Phipps Clark in 1962. Continue Reading →

Harlem Is Invited To The Lincoln Center Presents Free 60th Anniversary Block Party

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts marks the 60th anniversary of the center’s groundbreaking, kicking off the celebration with a free Block Party on Saturday, May 4 from 10:00 am–2:30 pm. Continue Reading →

Ornette And Denard Coleman’s Harmolodic Record Label And Studio In Harlem 1958

Ornette Coleman left a lot of love in Harlem. He was considered one of the most important figures in music history and had the legendary Harmolodic Record Label And Studioon 1825 Park Avenue in Harlem.

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Copper Dome Proposed For St. John The Divine Heads To Landmarks For Approval

This week New York City’s Landmarks Preservation Commission will consider proposals to help preserve and rehabilitate the massive, vaulted dome ceiling of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Eugene Jacques Bullard, The First African American Fighter Pilot

Eugene Jacques Bullard (1894-1961) was the first African American to fly a fighter plane and was known as the “black swallow of death” for his courage during missions. Continue Reading →