Centuries-Old Tombs Found Beneath NYC Park

City workers have discovered two burial vaults underneath Washington Square Park in New York City, uncovering the remains of at least a dozen people interred around two centuries ago. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly…

The Claremont Hotel, Harlem, New York 1915

A spectacular night-time photograph looking south of the Claremont Hotel, located just a block north of Grant’s Tomb, was a legendary, Riverside venue (between 121st and 123rd Streets) for the well-to-do in its day in West Harlem, New York. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the…

HW Pick: African Americans’ Memorial Day

The first widely publicized observance of a Memorial Day-type observance after the Civil War was in Charleston, South Carolina, on May 1, 1865. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with…

NYC Residential Sales Market Launches Into Promising 2015

New York City’s residential sales market got off to a running start in 2015 with significant gains in total consideration throughout the boroughs, strong sales volume, and rising average sales prices across all five boroughs, according to the Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) First Quarter Residential Sales Report. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is…

Library Acquires Harlemites And Others Oral History Collection

The Librarian of Congress, James H. Billington, announced today the donation of a video archive of thousands of hours of interviews—The HistoryMakers VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with Harlem…

Harry “Erik Weisz” Houdini In Harlem

Harry Houdini (born Erik Weisz; March 24, 1874 – October 31, 1926) was a Hungarian-born American magician and escapologist, stunt performer, actor and film producer noted for his sensational escape acts. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….”…