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The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced the winners of the 2022 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards.https://www.h...
03/14/2022
Harlem Residence Receives 2022 New York Landmarks Conservancy Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced the winners of the 2022 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-residence-receives-2022-new-york-landmarks-conservancy-lucy-g-moses-preservation-award/

The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced the winners of the 2022 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards. Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Newsletter! 1 West 123rd Street Continue Reading →

Reri Grist, born February 29, 1932, is an American coloratura soprano, one of the trailblazing Harlem vocalist to enjoy ...
03/13/2022
Harlem's Reri Grist, A Trailblazing Global Soprano Superstar Who Worked With Ossie, Oscar, Eartha, And Many More1932 -

Reri Grist, born February 29, 1932, is an American coloratura soprano, one of the trailblazing Harlem vocalist to enjoy a major international career in opera.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-reri-grist-a-trailblazing-global-soprano-superstar-who-worked-with-ossie-oscar-eartha-and-many-more1932/

Reri Grist, born February 29, 1932, is an American coloratura soprano, one of the trailblazing Harlem vocalist to enjoy a major international career in opera. Become a Harlem insider - Continue Reading →

John Dwight, August 1, 1819 – November 25, 1903, was an American manufacturer and businessman. He was a pioneer manufact...
03/11/2022
Harlem Resident And Arm & Hammer Mogul John Dwight, 1846-1903

John Dwight, August 1, 1819 – November 25, 1903, was an American manufacturer and businessman. He was a pioneer manufacturer of bicarbonate of soda in the United States.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-resident-and-arm-hammer-mogul-john-dwight-1846-1903/

Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Newsletter! John Dwight, August 1, 1819 – November 25, 1903, was an American manufacturer and businessman. He was a pioneer manufacturer of bicarbonate of Continue Reading →

Swann Galleries’ on Thursday, March 24, 2022, sale Printed Manuscript & African Americana sale will feature important ma...
03/10/2022
Civil Rights Lawyer Jack Greenberg's Prints And Manuscripts Of African Americana For Sale At Swann Galleries

Swann Galleries’ on Thursday, March 24, 2022, sale Printed Manuscript & African Americana sale will feature important material, from slavery through the civil rights era and into the current period.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/civil-rights-lawyer-jack-greenbergs-prints-and-manuscripts-of-african-americana-for-sale-at-swann-galleries/

Swann Galleries’ on Thursday, March 24, 2022, sale Printed Manuscript & African Americana sale will feature important material, from slavery through the civil rights era and into the current period. Continue Reading →

Marcelino Manuel da Graça, January 25, 1881, or 1884 – January 12, 1960, better known as Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Gr...
03/06/2022
Charles Manuel "Sweet Daddy" Grace, Harlem NY 1881 - 1960 (Video)

Marcelino Manuel da Graça, January 25, 1881, or 1884 – January 12, 1960, better known as Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace, or Daddy Grace.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/charles-manuel-sweet-daddy-grace-harlem-ny-1881-1960/

Marcelino Manuel da Graça, January 25, 1881, or 1884 – January 12, 1960, better known as Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace, or Daddy Grace. “Sweet Daddy” Grace was the founder Continue Reading →

The attached Ebony magazine article posted below was originally written to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Gra...
03/06/2022
The Grand Boule', Family, Social, Spiritual And Communal From Harlem To Hollywood Since 1904 -

The attached Ebony magazine article posted below was originally written to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Grand Boule in 2004:https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-grand-boule-history/

The attached Ebony magazine article posted below was originally written to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Grand Boule in 2004: 100 years after six Philadelphia professional men founded Sigma Continue Reading →

Nicholasa Mohr, born November 1, 1938, is one of the best-known Nuyorican writers, was raised in East Harlem to Puerto R...
03/05/2022
East Harlem's Nicholasa Mohr One Of The First PR Writers Published By A Commercial House

Nicholasa Mohr, born November 1, 1938, is one of the best-known Nuyorican writers, was raised in East Harlem to Puerto Rican parents.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/east-harlems-nicholasa-mohr-one-of-the-first-pr-writers-published-by-a-commercial-house/#more-173483

Nicholasa Mohr, born November 1, 1938, is one of the best-known Nuyorican writers, was raised in East Harlem to Puerto Rican parents. In 1973, she became the first Nuyorican woman Continue Reading →

Harlem resident Lord Viscount Courtenay (aka William “Kitty” Courtenay), 9th Earl of Devon, c. 1768 – 26 May 1835.https:...
03/01/2022
Lord "Kitty" Viscount Courtenay, England's Most Handsome Boy At The Claremont Inn In Harlem

Harlem resident Lord Viscount Courtenay (aka William “Kitty” Courtenay), 9th Earl of Devon, c. 1768 – 26 May 1835.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/lord-kitty-viscount-courtenay-englands-most-handsome-boy-at-the-claremont-inn-in-harlem/

Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Newsletter! Harlem resident Lord Viscount Courtenay (aka William “Kitty” Courtenay), 9th Earl of Devon, c. 1768 – 26 May 1835. He lived in Continue Reading →

Randy Jurgensen, the Harlem-born December 7, 1933, is a former NYPD detective, best known as the lead investigator into ...
02/27/2022
Harlem Trailblazer Former New York Police Department Detective Randy Jurgensen 1933 -

Randy Jurgensen, the Harlem-born December 7, 1933, is a former NYPD detective, best known as the lead investigator into the murder of patrolman Phil Cardillo.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-trailblazer-former-new-york-police-department-detective-randy-jurgensen-1933/#more-174540

Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Newsletter! Randy Jurgensen, the Harlem-born December 7, 1933, is a former NYPD detective, best known as the lead investigator into the murder Continue Reading →

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was a Harlem and UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.https://w...
02/24/2022
The Legendary Adelaide Louise Hall's Rich Harlem History, 1901 – 1993 (Audio Video)

Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was a Harlem and UK-based jazz singer and entertainer.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/adelaide-louise-halls-rich-harlem-history-1901-1993-audio-video/

Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Newsletter! Adelaide Louise Hall, 20 October 1901 – 7 November 1993, was a Harlem and UK-based jazz singer and entertainer. Her long Continue Reading →

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02/24/2022

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On Monday, February 21st, 2022, Harlem‘s Seitu Oronde was at Malcolm X’s Day 2022 celebration at The Betty Shabazz Resea...
02/24/2022
Seitu's World: Honoring Malcolm X's Day 2022 At The Betty Shabazz Research Center In Harlem

On Monday, February 21st, 2022, Harlem‘s Seitu Oronde was at Malcolm X’s Day 2022 celebration at The Betty Shabazz Research Center in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/seitus-world-honoring-malcolm-xs-day-2022-at-the-betty-shabazz-research-center-in-harlem/

Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Newsletter! On Monday, February 21st, 2022, Harlem‘s Seitu Oronde was at Malcolm X’s Day 2022 celebration at The Betty Shabazz Research Center Continue Reading →

Helen Dorothy Martin, July 23, 1909 – March 25, 2000, was a Harlem actress on stage and television ... https://www.harle...
02/24/2022
Helen Dorothy Martin, Star Of Good Times, And Founding Member Of The American Negro Theater In Harlem, 1909 – 2000

Helen Dorothy Martin, July 23, 1909 – March 25, 2000, was a Harlem actress on stage and television ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/helen-dorothy-martin-star-of-good-times-and-founding-member-of-the-american-negro-theater-in-harlem-1909-2000/

Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Newsletter! Helen Dorothy Martin, July 23, 1909 – March 25, 2000, was a Harlem actress on stage and television. Martin’s career spanned Continue Reading →

The rare photographs above and the one below are amazing wood engravings from the 1870s of the little-known Harlem Dispe...
02/21/2022
The Harlem Dispensary, A Pioneer In Servicing Harlem's “Worthy Poor,” Harlem, NY, 1827 -

The rare photographs above and the one below are amazing wood engravings from the 1870s of the little-known Harlem Dispensary, during the 1820s ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-harlem-dispensary-a-pioneer-in-servicing-harlems-worthy-poor-harlem-ny-1827/#more-164524

Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Newsletter! The rare photographs above and the one below are amazing wood engravings from the 1870s of the little-known Harlem Dispensary, during Continue Reading →

Andy Razaf, born Andriamanantena Paul Razafinkarefo; December 16, 1895 – February 3, 1973, was a Harlem poet, composer, ...
02/19/2022
The Legendary Harlemite Andy Razaf, Composer Of "Ain't Misbehavin' And More, 1897 - 1973

Andy Razaf, born Andriamanantena Paul Razafinkarefo; December 16, 1895 – February 3, 1973, was a Harlem poet, composer, and lyricist ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-harlemite-andy-razaf-composer-of-aint-misbehavin-and-more-1897-1973/#more-171718

Become a Harlem insider - Sign-Up for our Newsletter! Andy Razaf, born Andriamanantena Paul Razafinkarefo; December 16, 1895 – February 3, 1973, was a Harlem poet, composer, and lyricist. He Continue Reading →

Jay C. (Jack) Higginbotham, May 11, 1906 – May 26, 1973, was a Harlem jazz trombonist, his playing was strong and always...
02/13/2022
The Legendary Harlem Jazz Trombonist J. C. Higginbotham 1906 – 1973 (Video)

Jay C. (Jack) Higginbotham, May 11, 1906 – May 26, 1973, was a Harlem jazz trombonist, his playing was strong and always swinging ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-harlem-swinging-jazz-trombonist-j-c-higginbotham-1906-1973-video/

Jay C. (Jack) Higginbotham, May 11, 1906 – May 26, 1973, was a Harlem jazz trombonist, his playing was strong and always swinging. Biography He was born in Atlanta, Georgia Continue Reading →

The Harlem River Lift Bridge (also known as the Park Avenue Bridge) is a vertical lift bridge carrying the Metro-North R...
02/13/2022
The Harlem River Lift Bridge Carrying Trains From Harlem To The Hudson, 1847 -

The Harlem River Lift Bridge (also known as the Park Avenue Bridge) is a vertical lift bridge carrying the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line, Harlem Line, and New Haven Line in 1841 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-harlem-river-lift-bridge-carrying-trains-from-harlem-to-the-hudson-1847/

The Harlem River Lift Bridge (also known as the Park Avenue Bridge) is a vertical lift bridge carrying the Metro-North Railroad’s Hudson Line, Harlem Line, and New Haven Line in Continue Reading →

In his book Springs and Wells of Harlem, NY and the Bronx, by Stanley Greenberg with James Ruel Smith‘s documented water...
02/11/2022
The Legendary Indian Spring & Tiemann's Fountain, Broadway And 125th Street In Harlem 1897

In his book Springs and Wells of Harlem, NY and the Bronx, by Stanley Greenberg with James Ruel Smith‘s documented water springs in the Broadway and 125th Street area in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-indian-spring-tiemanns-fountain-broadway-and-125th-street-in-harlem-1897/

In his book Springs and Wells of Harlem, NY and the Bronx, by Stanley Greenberg with James Ruel Smith‘s documented water springs in the Broadway and 125th Street area in Continue Reading →

Incredible intimate photographs as residents walk through Mount Morris Park, or “Doctor’s Row” as they used to call in i...
02/07/2022
Residents Walk Through Historic Mount Morris Park, "Doctor's Row" In Harlem 1935

Incredible intimate photographs as residents walk through Mount Morris Park, or “Doctor’s Row” as they used to call in in West Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/residents-walk-through-historic-mount-morris-park-doctors-row-in-harlem-1935/

Incredible intimate photographs as residents walk through Mount Morris Park, or “Doctor’s Row” as they used to call in in West Harlem, NY. The area comprises the nearby stretch of Continue Reading →

Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street run from Riverside Drive, in Harlem overlooking the Hudson River, to the East River in...
02/06/2022
116th Street And Amsterdam Avenue Harlem New York, 1898 (Photograph)

Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street run from Riverside Drive, in Harlem overlooking the Hudson River, to the East River in 1898 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/116th-street-and-amsterdam-avenue-harlem-new-york-1898-photograph/

Amsterdam Avenue and 116th Street run from Riverside Drive, in Harlem overlooking the Hudson River, to the East River in 1898. It traverses the neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Harlem, and Continue Reading →

By Glenn Hunter, Most of what I learned about the contributions of iconic individuals and institutions of my beloved Har...
02/02/2022
Op-Ed: Harlem Needs A Permanent Location That Tells Its Own Story

By Glenn Hunter, Most of what I learned about the contributions of iconic individuals and institutions of my beloved Harlem Community came from stories told to me by family members and friends who were born and raised in Harlem ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/op-ed-harlem-needs-a-permanent-location-that-tells-its-own-story/

By Glenn Hunter Most of what I learned about the contributions of iconic individuals and institutions of my beloved Harlem Community came from stories told to me by family members Continue Reading →

William Backhouse Astor Jr., July 12, 1829 – April 25, 1892, was a businessman, racehorse owner/breeder, yachtsman, and ...
01/30/2022
William Backhouse Astor Jr., Harlem Astor Row Founder, Breeder, And Yachtsman, 1829 – 1892

William Backhouse Astor Jr., July 12, 1829 – April 25, 1892, was a businessman, racehorse owner/breeder, yachtsman, and Astor Row in Harlem, NY, the founder who was a member of the prominent Astor family ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/william-backhouse-astor-jr-harlem-astor-row-founder-breeder-and-yachtsman-1829-1892/

William Backhouse Astor Jr., July 12, 1829 – April 25, 1892, was a businessman, racehorse owner/breeder, yachtsman, and Astor Row in Harlem, NY, the founder who was a member of Continue Reading →

The NY Palisades report that the book Zimmerman – legless swimmer – Albany–New York printed photographs in their Alpine ...
01/28/2022
The Legendary Charles “Zimmy The Human Fish," Zibelman, At The Harlem Hospital, 1937

The NY Palisades report that the book Zimmerman – legless swimmer – Albany–New York printed photographs in their Alpine Boat Basin ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/charles-zimmy-the-human-fish-zibelman-at-the-harlem-hospital-1937/

The NY Palisades report that the book Zimmerman – legless swimmer – Albany–New York printed photographs in their Alpine Boat Basin. The book shows a couple of men sitting on the dock watching a rowboat, which is Continue Reading →

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The Lenox Avenue Line is a surface transit line that ran on Lenox Avenue in Harlem, New York, from 1851 – 1935.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-lenox-avenue-line-at-east-116-street-in-harlem-new-york-1851-1935/
The New York Landmarks Conservancy has announced the winners of the 2022 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-residence-receives-2022-new-york-landmarks-conservancy-lucy-g-moses-preservation-award/
Reri Grist, born February 29, 1932, is an American coloratura soprano, one of the trailblazing Harlem vocalist to enjoy a major international career in opera.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-reri-grist-a-trailblazing-global-soprano-superstar-who-worked-with-ossie-oscar-eartha-and-many-more1932/
Samuel Jesse Battle, January 16, 1883 – August 7, 1966, was an American police officer and the first African-American New York City Police Department officer, sworn in on March 6, 1911.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-samuel-jesse-battle-a-career-of-firsts/
John Dwight, August 1, 1819 – November 25, 1903, was an American manufacturer and businessman. He was a pioneer manufacturer of bicarbonate of soda in the United States.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-resident-and-arm-hammer-mogul-john-dwight-1846-1903/
The University of the West Indies has joined with Emory, Harvard, Rice, University of California, the National Museum of African American History and Culture.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/barbados-emory-harvard-rice-usc-and-others-join-forces-to-advance-the-study-of-transatlantic-slavery/
Swann Galleries’ on Thursday, March 24, 2022, sale Printed Manuscript & African Americana sale will feature important material, from slavery through the civil rights era and into the current period.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/civil-rights-lawyer-jack-greenbergs-prints-and-manuscripts-of-african-americana-for-sale-at-swann-galleries/
Marcelino Manuel da Graça, January 25, 1881, or 1884 – January 12, 1960, better known as Charles Manuel “Sweet Daddy” Grace, or Daddy Grace.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/charles-manuel-sweet-daddy-grace-harlem-ny-1881-1960/
The attached Ebony magazine article posted below was originally written to celebrate the 100 year anniversary of the Grand Boule in 2004:https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-grand-boule-history/
Nicholasa Mohr, born November 1, 1938, is one of the best-known Nuyorican writers, was raised in East Harlem to Puerto Rican parents.https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/east-harlems-nicholasa-mohr-one-of-the-first-pr-writers-published-by-a-commercial-house/#more-173483
Ruby Bailey was born in Bermuda in 1905 and arrived in the United States in 1912 with her mother and sister. https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-ruby-bailey-fashion-pioneer-ny-1912-2003/#more-67760