HW Pick: The Lonely Guy

When Barack Obama arrived in Washington almost five years ago, the universal assumption was that the young president—who had, after all, won office by exploiting every connective tool of the national social and electoral network—would run his White House in sharp contrast to the bunkered, hunkered-down George W. Bush. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for…

Rev. Lisa Jenkins Baptist Church First Female Pastor

She’s making history in Harlem. Rev. Lisa Jenkins has been elected the first female pastor in the 88-year history of St. Matthews’s Baptist Church. 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…

Harry Belafonte Creates A Whole Lhota Drama For Bill de Blasio

Joseph J. Lhota spent the final Sunday of his flailing mayoral candidacy seemingly liberated from the burdens of a competitive campaign. 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…

Souleo: Celebrated Writer, Ntozake Shange Debuts New Work

In her private residence playwright, Ntozake Shange is lost in her own world: one made up of words, rhythm and recovery. 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…

Walter’s World: Graham Company Fall and Recovery Benefit

By Walter Rutledge The Martha Graham Dance Company Fall and Recovery benefit took place last night, Tuesday, February 26 at the Joyce Theater. 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…

NYC’s Bike Share, Largest In The Country, To Begin

New York City, with its constant hum of subways, buses, cabs and ferries, has long had one glaring exception to its many transportation options: bicycles for the masses. 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.…

Yolande’s Yard: Bikram Yoga Harlem

By Yolande Brener “If it’s your first time, and you’re feeling dizzy or nauseous, congratulations, you’re doing it right,” said Erik Cummings, co-owner of Bikram Yoga Harlem, during my first class there. 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…

Harlem’s Victoria Theater A Cultural Hub For Harlem

A plan to transform Harlem’s legendary Victoria Theater into a splashy hub for the arts and tourism — and an affordable home for hundreds of needy families — won state backing on Wednesday. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like to receive…

Harlem Building’s Toxic History Not Revealed

Dozens of artists, entrepreneurs and non-profits are renting space in a Harlem building with a toxic past, and they were never told before signing rental agreements. 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…

Hue-Man Books Closes: Harlem Responds

Ten-year-old Hue-Man Bookstore and Café in Harlem on St. Nicholas Avenue (between 125th and 124th Streets) is the latest bookstore to close its physical space in order to reinvent itself. 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…

Eugene Giscombe Talks Real Estate On Harlem World Radio (#2)

Join host Danny Tisdale and Eugene Giscombe in part #2 of this series as they discuss Harlem real estate stories: the Lee Building on 125th Street, with the Stadium Red studio, turning Condos into Disabled housing, “landmarking” Harlem real estate gems (Regent Theatre, Wilt’s Paradise , Roy Campanella’s), a new Red Lobster on 125th Street and…

New Amsterdam Musical Association And James Reese Europe In Harlem

The New Amsterdam Musical Association, (NAMA) is the oldest African-American musical organization in the United States. 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 this field blank.By submitting…

Harlem’s Duke Ellington, Photograph By Lee Tanner (video)

Duke Ellington When his drummer Sonny Greer was invited to join the Wilber Sweatman Orchestra in New York City, Ellington made the fateful decision to leave behind his successful career in Washington, D.C., and move to Harlem, becoming one of the figures of the Harlem Renaissance. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select…

Walter’s World: Caribbean Catwalk for a Cure

By Walter Rutledge Virgin Island Fashion Week 2011 and The American Cancer Association presented Caribbean Catwalk For A Cure fashion show fundraiser, on Saturday July 29, at the Club Panache, 2110 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would like…

Harlem’s Hale House 42nd Anniversary Spring Gala

On Monday June 6th, Hale House hosted its 42nd Anniversary Spring Gala at 583 Park Avenue. The evening honored Diandra Douglas, CNN’s Alina Cho and Alexandra Lebenthal. Oscar Nominated Actress Patricia Clarkson served as the gala’s host. Executive Director Annie Murphy and Chairman of the Board Zachary W. Carter, Esq. … Become a Harlem Insider!…