St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church In Harlem, 1872

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, the first Episcopal parish in Harlem, was organized in 1829 by the Rev. George L. Hinton (more of that history can be found here). Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine.…

Interview: Gerald “Mr.G” Burgess From HCZ

Gerald Burgess A duo with Ma$e, a record deal in the 90’s Mr. Gerald is the hard working multi-talented student advocate from the Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ). Here, the HW Students from the Summer Youth Employment Program sit down with the father as he talked about it all. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our…

Interview: Harlem’s Max Rodriguez Harlem Book Fair

By Janee Nesbitt Max Rodriguez is the founder and publisher of QBR The Black Book Review, a national literature review that focuses on authors in the African Diaspora. He is the founder and director of Harlem Book Fair (HBF), the nation’s largest African-American book festival and publisher of HBF publishing, who collaborates with Author Solutions,…

HW Interview: Harlem’s Carmelina Vargas

Carmelia Vargas The Harlemite and breast Cancer survivor talks to Harlem World Magazine about her new video “Alegria,” her new book, a flick at the Magic Johnson Theater and dinner at Melba’s in Harlem. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to…

Interview: Cancer Survivor Calvin Martin

Calvin Martin As Chair of the American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life in Harlem next month. Here, the 69-year young Calvin Martin reflects on his life as a cancer survivor, his inspirations, his reaction when he found out he had cancer and his advice for survivors. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select…

Collette Henry: Only A Small Part Of My Life (Part II)

By Collette Henry I’M STILL HERE! My 1st article for Harlem World was in October 2009, when I was into my 5th month living with braincancer.   Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You…

Black Churches Have Collected $420 Billion?

LiveSteez research shows that Black churches, in aggregate, have collected more than $420 billion in tithes and donations since 1980. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe anytime)Constant Contact Use. Please leave…

Five Recycling Mysteries Solved!

Wondering what to do with your stash of old batteries or the cans of unneeded paint taking up space in your garage? You know you shouldn’t throw them out, but it really is time to get rid of them. Resist the temptation to toss them in the trash anyway. The reason: They (and everything on…

Astor Row in Harlem

Astor Row is the name given to 130th Street between Fifth Avenue and Lenox Avenue in Harlem, in the New York.More specifically, it refers to the semi-attached row houses on the south side of the street. These were among the first speculative townhouses built in Harlem, and their design is very unusual. Become a Harlem…

Strivers Row

Strivers’ Row is three rows of townhouses in western Harlem, in the New York City borough of Manhattan on West 138th and West 139th between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Frederick Douglass Boulevard. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to…

Mount Morris Park

Mount Morris Park Historic District was designated a historic district by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1971. It is a large 16-block area in west central Harlem. The boundaries are West 118th and West 124th Streets, Fifth Avenue, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue). “Doctor’s Row” comprises the nearby stretch of…

Sugar Hill

Sugar Hill is a historic district in the northern part of the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the New York City borough of Manhattan. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem World Magazine. (You can unsubscribe…

East Harlem

East Harlem, also known as Spanish Harlem and El Barrio, is the eastern section of Harlem located in the northeastern extremity of the borough of Manhattan in New York City. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive emails from Harlem…

Morningside Heights

Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City and is chiefly known as the home of institutions such as Columbia University, Teachers College, Barnard College, the Manhattan School of Music, Bank Street College of Education, “Grant’s Tomb”, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the Riverside Church, the Broadway…