The Raz: Tale of Two Shortstops

By Marc “The Raz” Rasbury It is funny how fortunes can change in a (Harlem) New York minute. Two years ago, Derek Jeter was the King of New York while his Mets counter part, Jose Reyes, was being labeled an enigma. Jeter was leading the Yanks to their 27th World Series Championship whereas Reyes was…

Harlem Football Star Killed After High School Graduation

A star high school football player from East Harlem’s Jefferson Houses was stabbed to death during a fight in a Bronx parking lot on Tuesday, just hours after the 19-year-old graduated, police said. 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 Man Protects Queen At Royal Wedding

Denton John will have a front row seat for tomorrow’s Royal Wedding – as the only American protecting the Queen. In his shining breastplate, red plume, sword and immaculately-pressed uniform, the 23-year-old New Yorker is a proud member of the Household Cavalry Mounted Regiment. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to…

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Tearing Down The Walls by Daniel Beaty at The Riverside Theatre Direction, book, and lyrics by Obie Award-winner Daniel Beaty 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…

“Around Town” Watercolors By Lynn Lieberman

We love her Facebook posts, we love her vibe, now you can love Harlem’s Monet watercolor landscapes of 21st century Harlem, curated by Misha McGlown. 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…

Hamilton Grange National Memorial Restoration Update

Interior restoration work is continuing at Hamilton Grange National Memorial and state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits Visitor Center. Teams have recently begun work on the historic fireplaces, replacing damaged bricks and preparing the fireplaces to receive their facings. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example: Yes, I would…

Harlem Eateries Offering Cafe Flavor

Three new restaurants have received Community Board 10 support to open a sidewalk cafe in Central Harlem. Among them is Applebee’s chain at the corner of 125th Street and Fifth Avenue. The sidewalk cafe will be on Fifth Avenue. Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our Newsletter *Select list(s) to subscribe toHarlem World Magazine Example:…

Walter’s World: The Intimate Art of Choreography

By Walter Rutledge The curtain rises, the music begins and the lighting illuminates the space directly in front of us. Within seconds movement begins to soothe the rush of anticipation. Be it a group, duet or solo the number of people is not important; there in the dark the human form carves away the negative…

Pair Accused Of Swindling National Black Theater

The statement below is from Michael Lythcott and Sade Lythcott, son and daughter of national Black Theater founder Dr. Barbara Ann Teer: “The National Black Theater has been part of the cultural foundation of Harlem for more than 40 years. Unfortunately, nefarious business practices and eventual abandonment by our investor group, Nubian Heritage, now threaten…

Harlem’s Rice High School May Close In June

The Rice High School Board of Directors announced that it is pursuing several options to ensure that the school can continue to offer young men a Catholic, college preparatory education in central Harlem. Due to a confluence of factors, Rice High School is presently at-risk of closing in June 2011, at the conclusion of its…

The Therapeutic Poet: Where Harlem Starts

I was heading up from Times Square to Powell and 125th to check out the exhibit at the Studio Museum. I was on Broadway, at 44th Street, ducking and dodging the meandering tourists. As the multitudes of tourists look up and around (any which way but straight ahead,) Become a Harlem Insider! Sign-Up for our…

Mount Morris Park

Mount Morris Park Historic District was designated a historic district by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1971. It is a large 16-block area in west central Harlem. The boundaries are West 118th and West 124th Streets, Fifth Avenue, and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard (Seventh Avenue). “Doctor’s Row” comprises the nearby stretch of…