Your Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture Connection

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is one of the world’s leading research facilities devoted to the preservation of materials on the global African and African Diasporan experiences. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives, get more at…

Join Your Local Community Board In Harlem

Dear Harlem, The Manhattan Borough President’s Office is currently accepting applications for community board membership in Harlem.  Community boards represent their neighborhoods on crucial issues such as development, land use, historic preservation and city service delivery.  Serving on a board is an incredible opportunity to be at the forefront of sound community-based planning.   VIDEO…

Rangel Center Expansion Plan Skips Community Board

A plan to add three-stories to the home of the Charles B. Rangel Center for Public Service at City College has residents crying foul because the public was never made aware of the addition. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural…

Mount Morris Talks to the redoubtable Michael Henry Adams

From Columbia University’s graduate historic preservation program to the real-world expertise and insights of the well-schooled docent, Michael Henry Adams is a tireless advocate for preserving Harlem’s architecture as well as its culture. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives,…

James Langston Hughes, At Columbia in West Harlem, 1920’s

James Langston Hughes was born February 1, 1902, in Joplin, Missouri. His parents divorced when he was a small child, and his father moved to Mexico. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth and Mamie Clark and their work,” this post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural Archives, get more at Harlem History.

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. VIDEO “The Clark Legacy Drs. Kenneth…

New $100 Million Development Planned

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and New York City Economic Development Corporation NYCEDC President Seth W. Pinsky today announced the selection of developers to rehabilitate the former Taystee Bakery Complex and the Corn Exchange Building, both located along the 125th Street commercial corridor in Harlem. VIDEO “The Clark…