Irish Boxer Charlie Pilkington The “Harlem Flash” 1897 – 1974

Charles Francis Pilkington, September 22, 1897 – May 20, 1974, known as Charlie Pilkington and The Meriden Flash, was an Irish-American professional boxer in the Featherweight division. Continue Reading →


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‘Harlem’ Tommy Murphy, Harlem, New York 1911

At the turn of the century, boxing was huge in Harlem and this 1921 Exhibit Supply Company Boxing Postcard proves it of ‘Harlem’ Tommy Murphy in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →


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The London Irish Pub Comes Home To Harlem

At the turn of the twentieth century many Irish men and women made East Harlem home, and now ABC7 reports that a new gastropub specializing in craft cocktails, hearty Irish comfort food, and American bar bites has debuted in East Harlem. Continue Reading →


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Samuel Gamble Bayne Homes, Harlem, New York 1894

db0dd00b5ca4d0a90f8d4fd8b77758e1Two magnificent Harlem homes (left, 360 Riverside Drive, right, 355 Riverside Drive corner of 108th to 110th Streets). Continue Reading →


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