Harlem’s Florence Mills The “Queen Of Happiness,” Who Marked The Beginning Of The Harlem Renaissance, 1896 – 1927

Florence Mills, born Florence Winfrey; January 25, 1896 – November 1, 1927, this Harlem resident was billed as the “Queen of Happiness”, billed as a cabaret singer, dancer, and comedian – becoming the world first it girl! Continue Reading →

The Blind Accordion Player And The One Leg Guitar Player In Harlem New York 1943

We are not sure where this fantastic photograph of these two street musicians was taken in Harlem, New York, June, 1943. Continue Reading →


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An Amazing Offer Of Classic American Interior From East Harlem’s Demolition Depot

Who would have imagined that if you drove by this house it would have a perfectly intact, turn of the century classic American interior? Continue Reading →


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The Legendary Carmansville, The Most Beautiful, Picturesque Hamlet In Harlem, NY, 1853-

In the July 1868 issue of The Atlantic Monthly, a poet named Charles Dawson Shanly, 1811-1875 wrote an article about traveling the road along the Hudson River, in which he described the upper Manhattan countryside. Continue Reading →


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Hip, Hip, Hooray, St. Martin’s Episcopal Church In Harlem Receives NY Landmarks Conservancy Sacred Sites Grant

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced 18 Sacred Sites Grants totaling $310,500 awarded to historic religious properties throughout New York State. Continue Reading →

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