Workshop Wisdom By Miriam Kelly-Ferguson

When I first conceived of a life as a fiction writer I began, naturally, to read fiction with an eye toward learning the craft. I have always had an earth tongue. My imagination comes from a down home feeling that my grandmother and great-aunt kept alive in the family. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

Dance of the Giglio Feast Returns to East Harlem

The 2011 Dance of the Giglio Feast once again returns to East Harlem. It will be held on Pleasant Avenue between 114th and 116th Streets. 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…

Hamilton Grange National Memorial Restoration Update

Interior restoration work is continuing at Hamilton Grange National Memorial and state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits Visitor Center. Teams have recently begun work on the historic fireplaces, replacing damaged bricks and preparing the fireplaces to receive their facings. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would…

Harlem’s Rice High School May Close In June

The Rice High School Board of Directors announced that it is pursuing several options to ensure that the school can continue to offer young men a Catholic, college preparatory education in central Harlem. Due to a confluence of factors, Rice High School is presently at-risk of closing in June 2011, at the conclusion of its…

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.…

La Guardia’s ‘Lucky Corner’ In East Harlem

Intersection where Fiorello LaGuardia and other politicians held rallies Beginning in the 1920s, Congressman Fiorello LaGuardia held election-eve rallies at this intersection of Lexington Avenue and 116th Street, on East Harlem’s “main street.” His rallies drew many thousands of New Yorkers who supported his efforts as congressman and mayor to improve the quality of life…

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie In Harlem (video)

John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie (pronounced /ɡɨˈlɛspi/; October 21, 1917 – January 6, 1993) was an American jazz trumpet player, bandleader, singer, and composer. 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…

Interview: Paul Kim’s Harlem Soul

Paul “PK” Kim Korean-American singer/songwriter Paul “PK” Kim has sure come a long way from being a contestant on season 6 of American Idol. 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…

Ms. Drama, The Queen of Drama

The onetime intern sports reporter and almost weather reporter in Atlanta has transformed herself into one of the best gossip writers in the business. The Spellman, NYU graduate and inventor of the Ms. Drama, The Drama Queen brand talks on her hometown, Harlem, her spiritualism, Alicia Keys and memorable interviews. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up…

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church In Harlem, 1872

St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, the first Episcopal parish in Harlem, was organized in 1829 by the Rev. George L. Hinton (more of that history can be found here). 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.…

The 5 & Diamond in Harlem

The place to be for good eats to the average New York resident and tourists alike is Harlem, no matter what folks say. 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…

Michael’s World: Leading the Pack, Audi Q7 TDI

By Michael Andre Adams Hey Harlem, if the absence of style, performance and gas mileage have kept you from owning an SUV, your time has come, thanks to the new Audi Q7 TDI. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive…

Apollo Celebrates 75th at the Smithsonian

Built in 1914 and originally named Hurtig and Seamon’s New Burlesque Theatre, Harlem’s famous Apollo Theater first catered to whites only. 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…

Probe On Rangel Broadens

Congressional investigators decided yesterday to expand their probe into whether Rep. Charles Rangel violated ethics rules. The House Ethics Committee announced that it would look into whether the Harlem Democrat helped preserve a corporate loophole for a company in exchange for a $1 million donation to the Charles B. Rangel Center at City College. Become…

Traveling In My World: Hot In Atlanta

By Michael Andre Adams Although summer temperatures have fallen, it’s still hot in Hot’lanta! And the hot, new, 2009 Nissan Maxima 3.5 SV was the perfect vehicle to cruise around town like a superstar. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to…