Altina Schinasi, The Harlem Girl Who Knew Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Salvador Dali And Invented Cat-Eye Glasses

Altina Schinasi Miranda, August 4, 1907 – August 19, 1999, an American heiress, sculptor, filmmaker, entrepreneur, window dresser, designer and best known for designing the Harlequin eyeglass or Cat-Eye frames. Continue Reading →

From The Ottoman Empire To A Harlem Empire, The Story Of Morris Schinasi, 1855 – 1928

Morris Schinasi, Turkish: Moris Şinasi; 1855 – September 10, 1928, was an Ottoman-born wealthy American businessman in the tobacco industry and philanthropist who lived on 351 Riverside Drive at 107th Street in Morningside Heights in West Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

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