Pinehurst, aka Koch’s New Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel

Occasionally one comes across mention of “Koch’s New Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel,” a quasi-rural roadhouse that opened in the vicinity of Hamilton Heights around 1883 or 1884, after the old Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel in Central Park burned down (in 1881) and before the new one opened (in 1884). This operated at least until the…

Rev. Lisa Jenkins Baptist Church First Female Pastor

She’s making history in Harlem. Rev. Lisa Jenkins has been elected the first female pastor in the 88-year history of St. Matthews’s Baptist Church. 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…

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Hopes New Documentary Series

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. hopes that his latest PBS documentary, The African Americans: Many Rivers to Cross with Henry Louis Gates, Jr., will not only educate the public but also lead to reform in the nation’s public school system. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes,…

Walter’s World: Philadanco at the Joyce

By Walter Rutledge The Philadelphia Dance Company, better know by its acronym Philadanco, concluded their New York season at the Joyce Theater on Sunday October 7. During the six day run the company presented four ensemble works by four African American choreographers. The works, which spanned over forty years, offered an insightful and entertaining glimpse…

The African American Day Parade Sunday 16, September 2012

A great piece during the Harlem African American Day Parade on September 16, 2012, shot as the parade moved north uptown along Adam Clayton Powell Blvd., (aka 7th Avenue) and the corner of at 120th Street. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would…

Walter’s World: Film Premiere at Faison Firehouse Theater

By Walter Rutledge The Faison Firehouse Theater, located at 6 Hancock Place, in Harlem, will host the highly anticipated red carpet film premiere of The Skinny on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00pm. It is the third feature film from independent filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk (Punks, Noah’s Arc) and will be presented during the First Annual Pride…

Inverted High Line A Miracle at La Marqueta?

An upside-down High Line — using gritty railroad tracks to create a dazzling new destination for tourism, commerce and recreation — may be coming to Harlem. 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…

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., Passes

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., a trailblazing African-American lobbyist and most recently Sodexo Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, passed away at the age of 67 on March 28, 2012 after succumbing to lymphoma. 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…

Walter’s World: Weekend Picks- Fun for the Entire Family

By Walter Rutledge This weekend runs the gamut of arts events happening in the city. There are free dance, music, and film events for the entire family taking place in the village of Harlem. You can also hear music that echoes the African- American experience near Lincoln Center. On Sunday you can spend time soaking…

Photo of the Day: Apollo and 125th Street, January, 2012 (photo)

Photograph taken from the Hotel Theresa on 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (aka 7th Avenue), looking northwest toward Frederick Douglas Blvd., (aka 8th Avenue). 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…

Workshop Wisdom By Miriam Kelly-Ferguson

When I first conceived of a life as a fiction writer I began, naturally, to read fiction with an eye toward learning the craft. I have always had an earth tongue. My imagination comes from a down home feeling that my grandmother and great-aunt kept alive in the family. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

Dining With Miss Lil: The Hudson River Café Review

The Hudson River Café is a gem that a lot of people within the Harlem community have yet to discover, but it shines brightly never the less. For one, its “Nuevo Latino” cuisine is helping to diversify our choices within the Harlem community. Two, the presentation of its dishes makes it stand out as “Nuevo…

New $100 Million Development Planned

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and New York City Economic Development Corporation NYCEDC President Seth W. Pinsky today announced the selection of developers to rehabilitate the former Taystee Bakery Complex and the Corn Exchange Building, both located along the 125th Street commercial corridor in Harlem. Become a Harlem…

Hamilton Grange National Memorial Opens Fall 2011

Great news folks! The National Park Service (NPS) is planning to reopen Hamilton Grange National Memorial September 17. 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 this field…

Walter’s World: Complexions Contemporary Ballet Returns to the Joyce

Complexions Contemporary Ballet returns to the Joyce Theater for eight performances beginning Tuesday May 24th through Sunday May 29th. 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 this…