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 →

The Settling Of Harlem, From The Wickquaskeeks To The Waterfalls, And More 1658

Harlem, originally a Dutch village, formally organized in 1658, it is named after the city of Haarlem in the Netherlands, was founded by the Dutch on land that the Manahattans and Wickquaskeeks Indian tribes from the region resided. Continue Reading →

Claremont Park And Sakura Park In Morningside Heights In Harlem, New York 1896

Claremont Park and Sakura Park is a public park located north of West 122nd Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

The Historic Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York In Harlem 1928

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (UTS) is a non-denominational Christian seminary in Morningside Heights in Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →