Harlem Legend Willie “Say Hey” Kid Mays Playing Stickball At Home In Harlem, 1954

West 155th Street and the Harlem River Drive after Willie Mays (born in Westfield, Alabama), the baseball great who began his career with the San Francisco Giants at the nearby Polo Grounds — and lived in the neighborhood, too. Continue Reading →


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Coogan’s Bluff, The Home Of The Polo Grounds And The New York Giants 1893

Coogan’s Bluff is a promontory near the western shore of the Harlem River in the Washington Heights of Upper Manhattan. Continue Reading →


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Harlem Street Renamed After Baseball Legend One-Time Harlem Resident Willie Mays

A street in Harlem, New York now bears the name of Willie Mays, one of the most legendary baseball players of all time. Continue Reading →


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Baseball World Series MVP Award Named For Willie Mays Harlem History (Video)

US News reports that Major League Baseball has named its World Series Most Valuable Player award after Willie Mays.

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Harlem Woman Using Diapers To Stop Bathroom Leak

Dorothy Muriel has lived inside the Polo Grounds in Harlem for nearly 40 years and she says her bathroom ceiling is falling in. Continue Reading →


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Hundreds Gather To Enrich Harlem residents’ Lives At Historic Polo Grounds

The history of Harlem is so vast, it could be the city’s sixth borough, but sadly over time, many of its once-notable areas have disappeared, replaced by endless skyscrapers or long forgotten altogether. Continue Reading →


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“Lefty” Or “Bambi,” Harlem’s One Antlered Deer To Be Killed (Update)

deer-in-harlem2Harlem’s Jackie Robinson Park its home since early December was captured Thursday near the Polo Grounds Towers and is expected to be killed, a city hall spokeswoman told source. Continue Reading →


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