George and Ira Gershwin From Central Harlem

George and Ira Gershwin: composers, grew up in Harlem. Lived at 108 West 111th and other addresses.George wrote his first hit song, “Swanee”, at his home at 520 W. 144 Street in 1919.The pair were living at 501 Cathedral Parkway in 1924, and it was in this apartment that George wrote Rhapsody in Blue.

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.”

Walter’s World: Aureole Celebrates Aureole

By Walter Rutledge Paul Taylor’s groundbreaking masterwork Aureole celebrates it’s fiftieth anniversary this season and to mark this milestone renowned Chef Charlie Palmer has created a special menu that will be offered at his Aureole Restaurant throughout the month of March.

10 Tips For A Budget Harlem Wedding

A few tips to keep a wedding cheap and within your budget. A wedding is one of life’s “big ticket” items like a house or a retirement account or a car. Whether we want a Harlem wedding or a fairy tale wedding, we all look for ways to cut expenses. Sometimes we do it out…