Pinehurst, aka Koch’s New Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel

Occasionally one comes across mention of “Koch’s New Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel,” a quasi-rural roadhouse that opened in the vicinity of Hamilton Heights around 1883 or 1884, after the old Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel in Central Park burned down (in 1881) and before the new one opened (in 1884). This operated at least until the…

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.

Walter’s World: Film Premiere at Faison Firehouse Theater

By Walter Rutledge The Faison Firehouse Theater, located at 6 Hancock Place, in Harlem, will host the highly anticipated red carpet film premiere of The Skinny on Wednesday, June 6th at 7:00pm. It is the third feature film from independent filmmaker Patrik-Ian Polk (Punks, Noah’s Arc) and will be presented during the First Annual Pride…

Walter’s World: Elisa Monte Dance

By Walter Rutledge Elisa Monte Dance presented their 2012 season, April 12- 14 at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. The concert series was billed as the company’s 31st anniversary season and works spanning thirty years were offered.

Walter’s World: Porgy and Bess

By Walter Rutledge Porgy and Bess triumphantly returned to Broadway on last night; Thursday, January 12, 2012 at the Richard Rogers Theatre with a new streamlined musical version of the beloved American folk opera.

Walter’s World: Kwanzaa Celebration- Regeneration Night at the Apollo

By Walter Rutledge Kwanzaa has become a nationally recognized celebration since it’s in inception in 1966. The concepts embodied in the seven principles known as the Nguzo Saba are universal in today’s society, but were extremely relevant to the civil rights era Americans of African decent; who were rekindling the concepts of self-determination, economic empowerment…