The Baby Grand, Harlem, NY, 1953-1960’s (Update)

The Baby Grand Bar at 319 West 125th Street (between St. Nicholas and 8th avenue), opened in 1953, it was a saloon with a bright mural of a piano above the door and a rich Art Deco décor. Continue Reading →

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory Passes, 1932 – 2017

Richard Claxton “Dick” Gregory, October 12, 1932 – August 19, 2017, was an American civil rights activist, social critic, writer, entrepreneur, comedian, conspiracy theorist, and occasional actor throughout Harlem for decades. Continue Reading →

Nipsey Russell Harlem’s ‘Son Of Fun’ At the Baby Grand, 1954

jet_1954_1230_nipsey_russellRare, rare photograph from the recently purchased Jet magazine archives with Nipsey Russell Harlem’s ‘Son Of Fun at the Baby Grand nightclub in Harlem, 1954.

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