Does Harlem Want To Be An Uptown Meatpacking District?

Could Harlem become the next Meatpacking District? A panel of boosters from both neighborhoods said at a business event Wednesday that the prominent uptown neighborhood could learn a thing or two from the once-gritty downtown district now internationally known for its high-end shopping, chic nightclubs and upscale restaurants. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural…

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…

Harlem Teens In Controversial New Film (video)

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFVjfbdTyeQ] The streets of Harlem are being run by baby-faced gun-toting kids who aren’t afraid to pull the trigger and leave a bloody trail of bodies in a new independent film that’s quickly making the rounds uptown. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This…

Walter’s World: Thirty5-In-5 Day Three

By Walter Rutledge The Tuesday night performance of the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center’s Thirty5-In-5 series was filled with striking contrasts. VIDEO “We re-imagine, recreate, and redeem cultural omissions and misrepresentations of Blackness, for the culture. ….” This post is made in partnership with British Pathé.

The Royal XVI interview

HW caught up with hitmakers Amilcar “PRO” Welton (center) manager, John Ho (left) and Vyente Ruffin producers for Royal XVI as they discuss branding, their NY state of mine and success… Harlem World Magazine: Define the name Royal XVI? Royal: We came up with the name, with more than beats and production in mind. The…