East Harlem LGBT And El Barrio Walking Tours

This June, The Municipal Art Society of New York’s walking tour program offers two tours focusing on Harlem . On June 10, in honor of Gay Pride Month, urban planner Laurence Frommer leads a walk through the history of LGBT Harlem. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post…

Canada Lee Born in Harlem (video)

Lee was born as ‘Leonard Lionel Cornelius Canegata on March 3, 1907 in Harem, New York City. He was raised by his West Indian parents in Harlem, NY. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives, get more at Harlem History.

Walter’s World: Call Me Crazy

By Walter Rutledge After a successful two-day run in the spring of 2011 Helena D. Lewis’ one woman show, Call Me Crazy: Diary of a Mad Social Worker returns to the Kumble Theater for an unprecedented six performances beginning Friday September 23 through Sunday October 2, 2011. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie…

Harlem Girl Killed In Brighton Beach

Hours before she was killed in a senseless Brighton Beach boardwalk shooting, Tysha Jones looked like any other carefree teenager enjoying a day of sun and sea with friends. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives, get more at Harlem…

Harry “Erik Weisz” Houdini In Harlem

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives, get more…

Harlem Legend Bobby’s “Happy House” Robinson Dies

Bobby Robinson, whose tiny record shop on Harlem‘s 125th St. spawned No. 1 national hits and made him an uptown patriarch for six decades, died yesterday. He was 93 and had been ill for several years – though he regularly went to work at his shop until it was forced to close in January 2008.…