Harold Jackman, The Most Handsome Man In Harlem 1920’s-1930’s

If you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman, who was fabulously called “The Most Handsome Man In Harlem,” from the 1920s to the 1930’s. Continue Reading →

The “Napoleon Of The Manhattan Skyscraper Builders,” Charles V. Paterno, 1878 – 1946

Charles Vincent Paterno, born Canio Paternò, August 4, 1878 – May 30, 1946, was an Italian-born American real estate uptown and Harlem developer. Continue Reading →

Explore Harlem’s Schomburg Center Collections With Their Summer Music Mash-Up

As the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture continues to expand its services, they encourage you to drop by for a visit to make use of their collections, view their exhibitions, and explore the Schomburg Shop. Continue Reading →

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 →


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