REBNY’s Harlem Open House Expo

Hundreds of agents, brokers, prospective homeowners, and members of the public gathered for The Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) 2nd Annual Upper Manhattan Committee Harlem Open House Expo this past weekend on April 5 and 6, 2014.

REBNY Hosts Harlem Open House Expo 2014

The Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) residential members are preparing to hold the 2nd Annual Upper Manhattan Committee Harlem Open House Expo, which will take place on Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m..

The 55th Annual NCA 2014 Arts & Cultural Conference

Artist Inge Hardison Join the National Conference of Artists New York (NCA) in celebration of the NCA 55th Anniversary, at their Our Art – Our Legacy Conference in New York.  The event kicks off on February 18 and runs thru the 23rd with events throughout the NYC area.  Check out this year’s events that are free and…

Kwan To Be Honored by Harlem Skating

Michelle Kwan will be honored in April by Figure Skating in Harlem for her contributions to the sport. The five-time world champion, nine-time U.S. champ and double Olympic medalist has been a strong supporter of the club, now in its 17th year.

Church of the Master, West Harlem, 1930’s

The Church of the Master opened as the Morningside Presbyterian Church in November 1893. William C. Haskell designed a little Victorian style building in orange brick in a neighborhood called Harlem of recently built brownstones opposite Morningside Park.

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…

Fats Waller On The Keys In Harlem

Thomas Wright “Fats” Waller (May 21, 1904 – December 15, 1943) was an influential jazz pianist, organist, composer, singer, and comedic entertainer, whose innovations to the Harlem stride style laid the groundwork for modern jazz piano, and whose best-known compositions, “Ain’t Misbehavin’” and “Honeysuckle Rose”, were inducted into the Grammy Hall of Fame posthumously, in…

Harlem to Preserve Brownstones By Creating height Limits

“… home to such African-American luminaries as composer Duke Ellington, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.” Hundreds of New York City’s most glorious brownstones and majestic townhouses will be protected from developers and preserved for generations under a major rezoning proposed for West Harlem.