The Legendary Princess Naomie At The Inwood Caves 1936


Author’s note: Published reports and records vary about the spelling of Kennedy’s first name. According to descendants her name was spelled Naomie.

Since moving to Inwood  I’d heard stories of an almost mythical figure known only as Princess Naomie, who, in the 1930’s, took up residence near the old tulip tree in Inwood Hill Park. Continue Reading →

Car Company Provides Free Lyfts To Cooling Centers During Heat Wave

From Harlem to Hollis, Lyft is providing free rides to select cooling centers across the five boroughs to help those in need during this extreme heatwave. Continue Reading →

Join The WHCC Spring Concert To Hear The Sweet Sound Of Success In Harlem

The Association of Dominican Classical Artists (ADCA) presents: “The Washington Heights Community Conservatory Spring Concert” at the Aaron Davis Hall, Marian Anderson Theater on Tuesday, June 11th, 2019, 5:30 PM. Continue Reading →

NYCEDC And NYC Parks Release Public Proposal To Design Parks Along Harlem River

New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in partnership with NYC Parks, today released a Request for Proposals (RFP) seeking a consultant to design two new waterfront parks at Academy Street and North Cove along the Harlem River. Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep. Espaillat Recognizes The Dominican Community On Their 175th Independence

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat issued the following statement to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Independence of the Dominican Republic: Continue Reading →

Like Marcus Garvey’s SS Shadyside, Lieutenant Kennedy’s PT-59 ‘At The Bottom Of The Harlem River’ (Updated)

In an article from 2014, Harlem World Magazine wrote that Harlem’s Marcus Garvey’s SS Shadyside sank in the Harlem River in 1921. Continue Reading →