East Harlem’s Louie Lump Lump, Rao’s and Other Histories

On a December night in 2003, at Rao’s, the legendary restaurant on Pleasant Avenue in East Harlem, a man nicknamed Louie Lump Lump (pictured above) shot another patron after reportedly taking issue with his disparaging comment about the female singer’s rendition of “Don’t Rain on My Parade” from “Funny Girl.”

The 13th Annual Harlem Renaissance Road Race (HRRR)

The 13th Annual Harlem Renaissance Road Race (HRRR) will kick off its historic landmark run/walk on September 18th at 10:00AM. Sugar Ray Robinson II, son of boxing legend Sugar Ray Robinson, and former Director of the Roadrunner’s Club Peter Roth, will join local officials in the race to bring awareness to the obesity problem in…

Harlemite Sean John Combs

Sean John Combs (born November 4, 1969), also known by his stage names Puff Daddy, Diddy, and P. Diddy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Combs was born in Harlem and grew up in Mount Vernon, New York.