Aaron Clark, Harlem ‘King Of Lotteries,’ 1860

According to his own Family Record, Aaron was born 16 October 1787 in Worthington, MA, son of David Clark and his second wife Lydia Benjamin. 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…

Harlem Trolley On Lenox Avenue, 1830’s

Street scene from Lenox Avenue & 123 Street with the 1537 Metropolitan Street Railroad Harlem Trolley car heading uptown. 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…

The Orient Theater, Harlem, 1915

Harlem, and the area close to 125th street, had a large number of theaters. There were theaters that are long gone in East Harlem, theaters that have survived are now churches and theaters that are just sealed up. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes,…

Harlem House, 1890’s

This beautiful wooden house, with it’s glass enclosed conservatory, was at 310 West 103rd Street between West End Avenue and Riverside Drive on the northeast side of West Harlem in the 1890’s. 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…

Getty Gas Station, 125th Street and 12th Avenue, 1950’s

This is a photograph of the Getty gas station looking southeast on the corner of 125th Street and 12th Avenue in Manhattanville in West Harlem during the early 1950’s. 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…

Harlem Fish Market, 1920’s

This was the Fish Market at 656 West 125th Street on a triangle on Manhattan street (now renamed 125th Street to the right and St. Clair Street to the left) in Manhattanville around the 1920’s. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like…

Theatre Row on 125th Street, Harlem 1890’s

Harlem, along 125th street, had a large number of theaters at the turn of the last century. These theaters are long gone except for the Apollo theater, the theaters that have survived are now churches or the theaters have been sealed up. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem…

Kanter’s Department Store, Harlem, NY 1940’s

Kanter’s department store, whose slogan was “The Store with a Heart, in the Heart of Harlem.” The president and owner of Kanter’s was Nathaniel Kanter, this photo was taken of the store on June, 1943, the address was 147st West 125th Street in Harlem. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to…

My Grandmother’s Harlem Renaissance Wedding

By A’Lelia Bundles Langston Hughes called A’Lelia Walker “the joy goddess of Harlem’s 1920s” Whenever I see my grandmother Mae’s 1923 wedding photographs, I can’t help but marvel at the elegance and extravagance. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive…

Elevated Railroad Train 110th St., In Harlem, 1893

The IRT Ninth Avenue Line, often called the Ninth Avenue El, was the first elevated railway in New York City. It opened in 1868 as the West Side and Yonkers Patent Railway, a cable-hauled line. It ceased operation in 1940. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine…

133rd Street, Harlem, 1920’s (video)

Thirteen.org just took a trip to 133rd Street in Harlem for their City Concealed series, and below is their video on the early Jazz scene there. 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…

Sugar Ray Robinson In Harlem, 1940’s

The New York Times published a piece on Sugar Ray Robinson and his glory days in Harlem. And the UpTownFlavor ran this piece, so we thought it might be cool to look back over some Sugar Ray’s favorite places to hang out in Harlem. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to…

Small’s Paradise, Harlem, 1925

Opened in 1925 by Ed Small during a time of Prohibition, Small’s was a sort of hot and heavy speakeasy that downtowners in the know would come to for a night of Jazz, dancing and drink and played host to poets, artists, athletes, and entertainers from the. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter…

Shooting And Stabbing In Harlem

View Larger Map 1/1/2014 02:38 AM A shooting and stabbing was reported by the NYPD units at 137th Street and 5th Avenue in central Harlem, NY on New Years Day. 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…