2nd Annual Literacy Across Harlem Book Drive 2013

All high-quality books donated between now and December 21st(*) will be presented this weekend to families residing in homeless shelters, women involved in the criminal justice system who are rebuilding positive lives for themselves and their young children, foster-care organizations serving Harlem families, adult learners striving to improve their literacy skills, and havens for victims…

Harlem Weather, 1 AM, Dec. 14, 2013

Notification issued 12/13/13 at 6:00 PM. The New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) today issued a Hazardous Travel Advisory for Saturday, 12/14. The National Weather Service has forecast 4 to 6 inches of snow accumulation, expected to begin midday Saturday and change to rain in the late evening as the temperature rises. Rain…

A Rap Artist Pioneers Harlem Story

Lamar Hill began his first career on a central Harlem street corner, in the pre-MTV days of boomboxes and mix tapes. 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…

Harlem Biospace Launching Venture Capital Biotech Fund and Institute

A pair of city-funded efforts are designed to solidify New York City’s place as an incubator for groundbreaking biotechnology companies. 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…

Update: Derailment Disrupts Travel Plans On Harlem Lines

A fatal Metro-North train derailment Sunday on a corridor between New York and Albany disrupted service as many travelers were returning from the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, and was expected to complicate Monday’s commute for residents along the line between New York and Poughkeepsie. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe…

Shooting And Stabbing in West Harlem

Yesterday a shooting and stabbing was reported at St. Nicholas Terrace and 129th Street near St. Nicholas Park in central Harlem. 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…

Marcus Garvey In His Harlem Office, 1914

Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr., ONH (17 August 1887 – 10 June 1940), was a Jamaican political leader, publisher, journalist, entrepreneur, and orator who was a staunch proponent of the Black nationalism and Pan-Africanism movements, to which end he founded the Universal Negro Improvement Association and African Communities League (UNIA-ACL). Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our…

Boo at the Apollo for Halloween – Amateur Night Finals

On Wednesday, October 31st, the place known for booing will celebrate the spookiest night of the year with the final showdown of the 2012 Amateur Night season – Super Top Dog. 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…

Interview: Harlem Artist Allicette Torres

Allicette Torres The Harlem born visual artist whose work is in the upcoming Harlem Art Walking Tour 2012 in October as she shoots her art, defines what Harlem is and knows that Harlem isn’t discovered in her world of Harlem. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine…

Create A Mural Contest at Corner Social in Harlem

Corner Social, a new Harlem restaurant is seeking proposals from Harlem based visual artists to design and execute a mural on the exterior of their building located at 321 Lenox Avenue. 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’s Only Bowling Alley Closing This Week

Harlem Lanes, a bowling alley that opened with the help of former President Bill Clinton’s foundation, announced it will be closing at the end of the week. 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…

Bert Williams, Harlem

Egbert Austin “Bert” Williams (November 12, 1874 – March 4, 1922) was one of the preeminent entertainers of the Vaudeville era and one of the most popular comedians for all audiences of his time. “(Bert Williams was)…central to the development of a global black modernism centered in Harlem’s Renaissance.” Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

Harlem Businesses Partner to Drive Tourism

It started out as a way to raise money for the holiday lights on 125th Street in the middle of a recession. Now a collection of Harlem community groups is banding together to promote businesses in the neighborhood. The Promotional Alliance of Harlem consists of the 125th Street Business Improvement District, Harlem Business Alliance, Harlem…

Rhum Boogie Club, Harlem, 1943 (video)

A Gordon Parks photo from 1943 shows an establishment called Rhum Boogie somewhere in Central Harlem but not much has been written about this actual establishment. 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…