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The St. Nicholas Lagerbier House Restaurant And Salon at 113th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem, New York, circ....
10/20/2021
Country Life At The St. Nicholas Lagerbier House Restaurant And Salon In Harlem NY, 1885

The St. Nicholas Lagerbier House Restaurant And Salon at 113th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem, New York, circ., 1885 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/country-life-at-the-st-nicholas-lagerbier-house-restaurant-and-salon-in-harlem-ny-1885/

The St. Nicholas Lagerbier House Restaurant And Salon at 113th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue in Harlem, New York, circ., 1885. The old wood-paneled St. Nicholas Lagerbier House Restaurant And Continue Reading →

African-American soldiers of the 369th Infantry, known as the Harlem Hellfighters, practice for the upcoming fight in th...
10/19/2021
Storied 'Harlem Hellfighter' Regiment To Receive Congressional Gold Medal

African-American soldiers of the 369th Infantry, known as the Harlem Hellfighters, practice for the upcoming fight in the trenches of the Western Front ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/storied-harlem-hellfighter-regiment-to-receive-congressional-gold-medal/

By Patricia Kime African-American soldiers of the 369th Infantry, known as the Harlem Hellfighters, practice for the upcoming fight in the trenches of the Western Front. It took Pvt. Henry Continue Reading →

Colin Luther Powell, April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021, was an Harlemite politician, diplomat, statesman, and four-star g...
10/19/2021
The Legendary Harlemite, The First African-American Secretary Of State, Four-Star General And More Colin Powell

Colin Luther Powell, April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021, was an Harlemite politician, diplomat, statesman, and four-star general who served as the 65th United States secretary of state from 2001 to 2005 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-harlemite-the-first-african-american-secretary-of-state-four-star-general-and-more-colin-powell/

Colin Luther Powell, April 5, 1937 – October 18, 2021, was an Harlemite politician, diplomat, statesman, and four-star general who served as the 65th United States secretary of state from Continue Reading →

From rock ‘n’ roll jams to rousing gospel to electrifying blues, Encouraging Words exemplifies the wide-ranging talent t...
10/14/2021
Billy Preston's ‘Encouraging Words’ Vinyl Album Release Celebrates Legendary Roll And Rock Hall Of Famer

From rock ‘n’ roll jams to rousing gospel to electrifying blues, Encouraging Words exemplifies the wide-ranging talent that Billy Preston was revered for by fans, critics and peers ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/billy-prestons-encouraging-words-vinyl-album-release-celebrates-legendary-roll-and-rock-hall-of-famer/

From rock ‘n’ roll jams to rousing gospel to electrifying blues, Encouraging Words exemplifies the wide-ranging talent that Billy Preston was revered for by fans, critics and peers. Revisiting this Continue Reading →

14 (right, with tower) and 16 (left) St. Nicholas Place, near West 150th Street in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem, ...
10/06/2021
The Historic 14 And 16 St. Nicholas Place In Hamilton Heights Harlem NY 1883-84

14 (right, with tower) and 16 (left) St. Nicholas Place, near West 150th Street in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-historic-14-and-16-st-nicholas-place-in-hamilton-heights-harlem-ny-1883-84/

14 (right, with tower) and 16 (left) St. Nicholas Place, near West 150th Street in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem, New York. Were built in 1883-84 as residences, and Continue Reading →

Henry James “Red” Allen, January 7, 1908 – April 17, 1967, was a Harlem-based jazz trumpeter and vocalist ... https://ww...
10/05/2021
Harlem Jazz Man Henry James "Red" Allen Swinging Trumpeter And Vocalist 1908 – 1967

Henry James “Red” Allen, January 7, 1908 – April 17, 1967, was a Harlem-based jazz trumpeter and vocalist ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-jazz-man-henry-james-red-allen-swinging-trumpeter-and-vocalist-1908-1967/

Henry James “Red” Allen, January 7, 1908 – April 17, 1967, was a Harlem-based jazz trumpeter and vocalist. Whose playing has been claimed by Joachim-Ernst Berendt and others as the Continue Reading →

Paul Gonsalves, July 12, 1920 – May 15, 1974, lived at 15 West 106th Street when he did his best work while in Harlem, N...
10/04/2021
Harlemite Paul Gonsalves, Jazz Tenor Saxophonist With Duke Ellington 1920 - 1974

Paul Gonsalves, July 12, 1920 – May 15, 1974, lived at 15 West 106th Street when he did his best work while in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlemite-paul-gonsalves-jazz-tenor-saxophonist-with-duke-ellington-1920-1974/

Paul Gonsalves, July 12, 1920 – May 15, 1974, lived at 15 West 106th Street when he did his best work while in Harlem, New York. He was a jazz Continue Reading →

Harlem resident Stan Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018, was a comic book writer, ed...
09/26/2021
Stan Lee, Harlem Resident, Comic Book Writer, Editor, Publisher, And Producer 1922 - 2018

Harlem resident Stan Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018, was a comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/stan-lee-harlem-resident-comic-book-writer-editor-publisher-and-producer-1922-2018/

Harlem resident Stan Lee, born Stanley Martin Lieber, December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018, was a comic book writer, editor, publisher, and producer. He rose through the ranks of Continue Reading →

Irene Amos Morgan, April 9, 1917 – August 10, 2007, later known as Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, was an African-American woman ...
09/22/2021
Irene Amos Morgan, The Trailblazing Story That Echoes From Harlem To Harare

Irene Amos Morgan, April 9, 1917 – August 10, 2007, later known as Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, was an African-American woman from Baltimore, Maryland, who was arrested in Middlesex County, Virginia, in 1944 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/irene-amos-morgan-the-trailblazing-story-that-echoes-from-harlem-to-harare/

Irene Amos Morgan, April 9, 1917 – August 10, 2007, later known as Irene Morgan Kirkaldy, was an African-American woman from Baltimore, Maryland, who was arrested in Middlesex County, Virginia, Continue Reading →

On Sunday, September 19th, 2021, the free and open to the public attended the Duke Ellington Concert at The Duke Ellingt...
09/21/2021
Seitu's World: The Duke Ellington Concert, Celebrating Everything Ellington In Harlem

On Sunday, September 19th, 2021, the free and open to the public attended the Duke Ellington Concert at The Duke Ellington Statue (at 110th Street and 5th Avenue) in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/seitus-world-the-duke-ellington-concert-celebrating-everything-ellington-in-harlem/

On Sunday, September 19th, 2021, the free and open to the public attended the Duke Ellington Concert at The Duke Ellington Statue (at 110th Street and 5th Avenue) in Harlem, Continue Reading →

Gisela Marie Augusta Richter, 14 or 15 August 1882 – 24 December 1972, was a classical archaeologist and art historian w...
08/31/2021
Gisela Marie Augusta Richter, Archaeologist, Art Historian, And Harlem Resident 1882 - 1972

Gisela Marie Augusta Richter, 14 or 15 August 1882 – 24 December 1972, was a classical archaeologist and art historian who lived in West Harlem ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/gisela-marie-augusta-richter-archaeologist-art-historian-and-harlem-resident-1882-1972/

Gisela Marie Augusta Richter, 14 or 15 August 1882 – 24 December 1972, was a classical archaeologist and art historian who lived in West Harlem. She was a prominent figure Continue Reading →

You may not have heard of Mamie Gilroy, 1871 – August 8, 1904, but she was an actress, singer in musical theatre, and Ha...
08/29/2021
The Legendary Mamie Gilroy, Actress, Singer, A Cocktail Named After Her And Harlemite,

You may not have heard of Mamie Gilroy, 1871 – August 8, 1904, but she was an actress, singer in musical theatre, and Harlemite who lived at 130 East 115th Street in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-mamie-gilroy-actress-singer-a-cocktail-named-after-her-and-harlemite/

You may not have heard of Mamie Gilroy, 1871 – August 8, 1904, but she was an actress, singer in musical theatre, and Harlemite who lived at 130 East 115th Continue Reading →

This is 310 Riverside Drive at 103rd Street in Harlem, NY, looking north from the top of the stairs next to the stone wa...
08/26/2021
The Foster Mansion On 103rd Street And "13th Avenue" In West Harlem, New York, 1879

This is 310 Riverside Drive at 103rd Street in Harlem, NY, looking north from the top of the stairs next to the stone wall from 1879 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-foster-mansion-on-103rd-street-and-13th-avenue-in-west-harlem-new-york-1879/

This is 310 Riverside Drive at 103rd Street in Harlem, NY, looking north from the top of the stairs next to the stone wall from 1879. It is winter in the Continue Reading →

Meyer R. Bimberg lived in Harlem, died on March 25, 1908, he was a successful seller of campaign buttons and a theatre b...
08/26/2021

Meyer R. Bimberg lived in Harlem, died on March 25, 1908, he was a successful seller of campaign buttons and a theatre builder ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-real-estate-developer-meyer-r-bimberg-known-as-bim-the-button-man-1903/

Meyer R. Bimberg lived in Harlem, died on March 25, 1908, he was a successful seller of campaign buttons and a theatre builder ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-real-estate-developer-meyer-r-bimberg-known-as-bim-the-button-man-1903/

The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel this week reached more than 150 million lifetime views ... https://www.h...
08/13/2021
Harlem's Ed Sullivan, Star Of The Ed Sullivan Show Youtube Channel Hits 150 Million Views

The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel this week reached more than 150 million lifetime views ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-ed-sullivan-star-of-the-ed-sullivan-show-youtube-channel-hits-150-million-views/

The Ed Sullivan Show’s official YouTube channel this week reached more than 150 million lifetime views. With over 100 million of the total accumulated since Harlem born Ed Sullivan‘s The Continue Reading →

The incredible Harold Lloyd Nicholas, March 27, 1921 – July 3, 2000, was a legendary Harlem dancer specializing in tap ....
08/11/2021
Harold Nicholas, The Legendary Harlem Dancer Specializing In Tap, 1921 - 2000

The incredible Harold Lloyd Nicholas, March 27, 1921 – July 3, 2000, was a legendary Harlem dancer specializing in tap ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harold-nicholas-the-legendary-harlem-dancer-specializing-in-tap-1921-2000/

The incredible Harold Lloyd Nicholas, March 27, 1921 – July 3, 2000, was a legendary Harlem dancer specializing in tap. Nicholas was the younger half of the tap-dancing pair the Nicholas Continue Reading →

Buell Hall, or the Maison Française (originally called Macy Villa) being moved from its original location on 116th Stree...
08/09/2021
Buell Hall, Or The Maison Française (Originally Macy Villa) Being Moved In Harlem 1905 (Updated)

Buell Hall, or the Maison Française (originally called Macy Villa) being moved from its original location on 116th Street to its current location in West Harlem, September 19, 1905 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/buell-hall-maison-francaise-originally-macy-villa-moved-harlem-1905/

Buell Hall, or the Maison Française (originally called Macy Villa) being moved from its original location on 116th Street to its current location in West Harlem, September 19, 1905. The Continue Reading →

Harlem‘s Franz Sigmund Leichter, born August 19, 1930, lived at 250 West 104th Street in Harlem, NY. He served in the Ne...
08/08/2021
Harlem's Franz Sigmund Leichter, New York State Assembly And Senate Member, 1930 -

Harlem‘s Franz Sigmund Leichter, born August 19, 1930, lived at 250 West 104th Street in Harlem, NY. He served in the New York State Assembly from 1969 to 1974 and the New York State Senate from 1975 to 1998 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-franz-sigmund-leichter-new-york-state-assembly-and-senate-member-1930/

Harlem‘s Franz Sigmund Leichter, born August 19, 1930, lived at 250 West 104th Street in Harlem, NY. He served in the New York State Assembly from 1969 to 1974 and Continue Reading →

Tommy Smalls, was born in 1926 – 1972, known as “Dr. Jive,” and the “Major of Harlem,” was an influencer before the Infl...
08/01/2021
Tommy Smalls Was So Big They Used To Call Him The "Major Of Harlem," In The 1950's

Tommy Smalls, was born in 1926 – 1972, known as “Dr. Jive,” and the “Major of Harlem,” was an influencer before the Influencers we know today ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/tommy-smalls-was-so-big-they-used-to-call-him-the-major-of-harlem-in-the-1950s/

Tommy Smalls, was born in 1926 – 1972, known as “Dr. Jive,” and the “Major of Harlem,” was an influencer before the Influencers we know today. Tommy Smalls knew everybody, Continue Reading →

Rose Meta Morgan began a beauty empire in Harlem, NY, during the 1940s and quickly became a powerhouse in the field and ...
07/29/2021
She Was A Harlem Owner Of The Largest African American Beauty Parlor In The World, Founder Of Freedom National Bank, And Wife Of Joe Louis

Rose Meta Morgan began a beauty empire in Harlem, NY, during the 1940s and quickly became a powerhouse in the field and a doyenne of African American high society ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/she-was-a-harlem-owner-of-the-largest-african-american-beauty-parlor-in-the-world-founder-of-freedom-national-bank-and-wife-of-joe-louis/

Rose Meta Morgan began a beauty empire in Harlem, NY, during the 1940s and quickly became a powerhouse in the field and a doyenne of African American high society. The Continue Reading →

If you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold J...
07/28/2021
Harold Jackman, The Most Handsome Man In Harlem 1920's-1930's

If you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman, who was fabulously called “The Most Handsome Man In Harlem,” from the 1920s to the 1930’s ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harold-jackman-handsome-man-harlem-1920s-1930s/

If you scan the index of any reputable book on the Harlem Renaissance, you should find at least one listing for Harold Jackman, who was fabulously called “The Most Handsome Continue Reading →

Charles Vincent Paterno, born Canio Paternò, August 4, 1878 – May 30, 1946, was an Italian-born American real estate upt...
07/28/2021
The "Napoleon Of The Manhattan Skyscraper Builders," Charles V. Paterno, 1878 – 1946

Charles Vincent Paterno, born Canio Paternò, August 4, 1878 – May 30, 1946, was an Italian-born American real estate uptown and Harlem developer. He was called the “Napoleon of the Manhattan Skyscraper Builders.” https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-napoleon-of-the-manhattan-skyscraper-builders-charles-v-paterno-1878-1946/

Charles Vincent Paterno, born Canio Paternò, August 4, 1878 – May 30, 1946, was an Italian-born American real estate uptown and Harlem developer. He was called the “Napoleon of the Continue Reading →

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