John E. (Jack) Nail, Harlem Real Estate Mogul

John E. (Jack) Nail, a successful Harlem realtor, was born in New London, Connecticut in 1883.  His parents, Elizabeth and John B. Nail, moved to New York City where the senior Nail bought a hotel, restaurant, and billiard parlor after working for a time in a gambling house.

Walter’s World: Creative Outlet (with video)

By Walter Rutledge Jamel Gaines’ Creative Outlet Dance Company is one of Brooklyn’s best-kept secrets. Founded in 1994 Creative Outlet is a dance company, which has performed nationally and internationally, a school that has an outstanding track record of developing professional artists, an Arts-in-Educations programs that has provided arts programming in over forty inner-city schools,…

Con Ed Agrees To Two-Year Rate Freeze

In year-end good news for the borough’s Consolidated Edison residential customers, a two-year electric delivery rate freeze, and a three-year gas and steam distribution rate freeze from Harlem to East Hampton, is set to go into effect Jan. 1, pending state Public Service Commission approval.

Book Release Celebration for Flo Anthony

Join Celebrity Journalist, Radio & TV Personality (Currently Seen regularly on TVOne’s “Life After”) Flo Anthony as she celebrates the release of her new novel “Deadly Stuff Players” Tuesday, November 19th at 7PM at Melba’s 125 located on the 3rd Floor of The Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building at 163 West 125th Street,…

Kress 5-10-25 Cent Store, Harlem

On the afternoon of March 19, 1935, Lino Rivera, a 16-year-old Puerto Rican youth, was observed stealing a ten-cent pocket knife from the E. H. Kress 5-10-25 cent store designed by architect Seymour Burrell on 125th street in New York’s Harlem

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., Passes

Reginald E. Gilliam, Jr., a trailblazing African-American lobbyist and most recently Sodexo Senior Vice President, Government Affairs, passed away at the age of 67 on March 28, 2012 after succumbing to lymphoma.