Harlem Lane was an old road in the area that served as a popular racecourse for horse-drawn carriages in the 19th century.
The Roman Catholic Benevolent Society, established in 1817, was the oldest charitable institution in the Archdiocese of New York.
Graham Court is a historic Harlem apartment building. It was commissioned by William Waldorf Astor, designed by the architects Clinton and Russell, and constructed in 1899-1901 as part of the great Harlem real-estate boom.
Constructed in 1912-13 as a vaudeville house during one of NewYork’s theater building booms, the Hamilton Theater is located in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem.
Nearly 12 years ago, Sage Gallon was just getting clean after a decade of smoking crack. He’s now reliving those days of substance abuse but this time as a photographer.
“This (Italian) section of East Harlem was developed during the 1880s with the familiar New York brownstone residences and walk-up apartments,” states New York Then and Now.
Harlem was “a synonym for elegant living through a good part of the nineteenth century.”The village remained largely farmland estates, such as [Conrad] Van Keulen’s Hook.
Leroy Edward Eley, Sr., a loving and devoted father, grandfather, son, brother, friend, and Military Instructor Pilot was born May 27, 1927 in Harlem, NY and transitioned from this earth into the arms of his heavenly Father, on August 30, 2012.
The early years of the sewage treatment plant under Riverbank State Park at least has a guard booth. Well, it was a different world in the mid-20th century.
The John James Audubon House in Harlem was built between 155th and 156 Streets just a bit west of Riverside Drive. The house was torn down in 1931 by an apartment developer, after a last-minute salvage attempt.
The NYTimes City Room talks about the Fire Engine Company No. 53 in East Harlem, a four-story Queen Anne and Romanesque Revival-style building that was one of 42 firehouses and related structures designed for the Fire Department by the prominent architectural firm of Napoleon LeBrun & Sons between 1879 and 1895.
Harlem Councilwoman Melissa Mark-Viverito secured the coveted N’ Sync endorsement in the race to become the next City Council speaker.
The Cadillacs were an American rock and roll and doo-wop group from Harlem, New York; active from 1953 to 1962.
Since 1809, St. Philip’s Church-through its clergy and congregation, its tradition and service, its goals and dreams has been an institution of major spiritual and civic importance in the Harlem community.
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.