Harlem’s Renaissance Casino, Harlem, NY 1923

The Harlem Renaissance Ballroom opened in 1923, built by the black-owned Sarco Realty Company, at 138th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard, in Harlem, NY, quaked with the frenzied rhythms of the Lindy Hop. Continue Reading →

The Renaissance Theater And Casino, Harlem NY, 1923

the renaissance ballron in harlem

If one walks along Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. Boulevard (aka Seventh Avenue) in Harlem today, they will see, for the first time in over 90 years, a vacant lot on the east side of the thoroughfare between West 137th and West 138th Streets. Continue Reading →