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Coogan’s Bluff is a promontory near the western shore of the Harlem River in the Washington Heights of Upper Manhattan. ...
12/10/2020
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. Its boundaries extend approximately from 155th Street and the Macombs Dam Bridge viaduct to 160th Street, between Edgecombe Avenue and the river ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/coogans-bluff-the-home-of-the-polo-grounds-and-hone-of-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. Its boundaries extend approximately from 155th Street and the Macombs Continue Reading →

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a Christmas song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by ...
12/09/2020
Happy Xmas (War Is Over!) By John Lennon, Yoko Ono And The Harlem Community Choir, 1971 (Video)

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a Christmas song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/happy-xmas-war-is-over-by-john-yoko-and-the-harlem-community-choir-1971/

“Happy Xmas (War Is Over)” is a Christmas song with lyrics by John Lennon and Yoko Ono, released in 1971 as a single by John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band with the Harlem Community Choir. The lyrics are set to the traditional Continue Reading →

The College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV) is a Catholic liberal arts college in Harlem known as McGowan’s Pass, New York...
12/08/2020
The College Of Mount Saint Vincent At McGowan's Pass In At 110th Street In Harlem 1847

The College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV) is a Catholic liberal arts college in Harlem known as McGowan’s Pass, New York. It was founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity of New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-college-of-mount-saint-vincent-at-mcgowans-pass-in-at-110th-street-in-harlem-1847/

The College of Mount Saint Vincent (CMSV) is a Catholic liberal arts college in Harlem known as McGowan’s Pass, New York. It was founded in 1847 by the Sisters of Charity Continue Reading →

Harlem Meer is a lake at the northeast corner of New York City’s Central Park. It lies west of Fifth Avenue, south of 11...
12/08/2020
Harlem Meer A Lake That Was Part Of Harlem Creek Built For The War Of 1812

Harlem Meer is a lake at the northeast corner of New York City’s Central Park. It lies west of Fifth Avenue, south of 110th Street, and north of the Conservatory Garden, close to the Harlem and East Harlem ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-meer-a-lake-that-was-part-of-harlem-creek-built-for-the-war-of-1812/

Harlem Meer is a lake at the northeast corner of New York City’s Central Park. It lies west of Fifth Avenue, south of 110th Street, and north of the Conservatory Continue Reading →

North Woods and North Meadow are two interconnected features in the northern section of Central Park, around the Harlem ...
12/08/2020
The Beautiful Pool And Loch In The North Woods And North Meadow Of Harlem Creek 1860's -

North Woods and North Meadow are two interconnected features in the northern section of Central Park, around the Harlem Meer aka Harlem Creek, close to the Upper West Side in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-beautiful-pool-and-loch-in-the-north-woods-and-north-meadow-of-harlem-creek-1860s/

North Woods and North Meadow are two interconnected features in the northern section of Central Park, around the Harlem Meer aka Harlem Creek, close to the Upper West Side in Continue Reading →

Joel Augustus Rogers, September 6, 1880/3 – March 26, 1966, the Harlem-based Jamaican-American author, journalist, and h...
12/07/2020
Joel Augustus Rogers, Author, Journalist, Historian And Harlemite, 1880/3 – 1966

Joel Augustus Rogers, September 6, 1880/3 – March 26, 1966, the Harlem-based Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/joel-augustus-rogers-author-journalist-historian-and-harlemite-1880-3-1966/

Joel Augustus Rogers, September 6, 1880/3 – March 26, 1966, the Harlem-based Jamaican-American author, journalist, and historian who contributed to the history of Africa and the African diaspora. After settling Continue Reading →

Nicolò Terranova, 1890 – September 7, 1916, also known as Nicholas “Nick” Morello, was one of the first Italian-American...
12/05/2020
Nicholas "Nick" Morello East Harlem, NY 1890-1916

Nicolò Terranova, 1890 – September 7, 1916, also known as Nicholas “Nick” Morello, was one of the first Italian-American organized crime figures who were part of the 107th Street Mob and lived in East Harlem ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/nicholas-nick-morello-east-harlem-ny-1890-1916/

Nicolò Terranova, 1890 – September 7, 1916, also known as Nicholas “Nick” Morello, was one of the first Italian-American organized crime figures who were part of the 107th Street Mob Continue Reading →

Today, December 4th, 2020, at 12 pm, Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez in coordination with the Dominican Commission of Cu...
12/04/2020
Street Co-Naming Ceremony For Musician Bullumba Landestoy In Washington Hieghts

Today, December 4th, 2020, at 12 pm, Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez in coordination with the Dominican Commission of Culture in the United States held a street co-naming ceremony ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/street-co-naming-ceremony-for-musician-bullumba-landestoy-in-washington-hieghts/

Today, December 4th, 2020, at 12 pm, Council Member Ydanis Rodríguez in coordination with the Dominican Commission of Culture in the United States held a street co-naming ceremony. The ceremony Continue Reading →

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (UTS) is a non-denominational Christian seminary in Morningside Heigh...
12/02/2020
The Historic Union Theological Seminary In The City Of New York In Harlem 1928

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (UTS) is a non-denominational Christian seminary in Morningside Heights in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-historic-union-theological-seminary-in-the-city-of-new-york-in-harlem-1928/

Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York (UTS) is a non-denominational Christian seminary in Morningside Heights in Harlem, New York. It is affiliated with neighboring Columbia University. Since Continue Reading →

The Hendrik Hudson, formally known as the Hendrik Hudson Residence Hotel, is a Tuscan-style apartment building located a...
12/02/2020
The Legendary Hendrik Hudson Residence Hotel In Morningside In Harlem , NY 1907

The Hendrik Hudson, formally known as the Hendrik Hudson Residence Hotel, is a Tuscan-style apartment building located at 380 Riverside Drive in Morningside Heights, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-hendrik-hudson-residence-hotel-in-morningside-in-harlem-ny-1907/

The Hendrik Hudson, formally known as the Hendrik Hudson Residence Hotel, is a Tuscan-style apartment building located at 380 Riverside Drive in Morningside Heights, New York. The first plans for Continue Reading →

The daughter of black baseball legend Henry Kimbro has spent the past year writing a new book to help commemorate the 10...
11/30/2020
Harriet Kimbro-Hamilton's New Book Honors Black Baseball Heroes From Her Father And More

The daughter of black baseball legend Henry Kimbro has spent the past year writing a new book to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Baseball Negro League in Nashville ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harriet-kimbro-hamiltons-new-book-honors-black-baseball-heroes-from-her-father-and-more/

The daughter of black baseball legend Henry Kimbro has spent the past year writing a new book to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Baseball Negro League in Nashville. Continue Reading →

The Dinkins family wishes to express their appreciation to everyone who has reached out with condolences, respect, and l...
11/28/2020
David Norman Dinkins, A Legacy Of Leadership And Love The Dinkins Family

The Dinkins family wishes to express their appreciation to everyone who has reached out with condolences, respect, and love. David N. Dinkins was a devoted family man whose love had no bounds. He extended his wealth of compassion to the citizens of New York City and beyond the five boroughs of its Gorgeous Mosaic ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/david-norman-dinkins-a-legacy-of-leadership-and-love-the-dinkins-family/

The Dinkins family wishes to express their appreciation to everyone who has reached out with condolences, respect, and love. David N. Dinkins was a devoted family man whose love had Continue Reading →

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11/26/2020

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Brock Peters, born George Fisher; July 2, 1927 – August 23, 2005, was an American actor and singer, best known for playi...
11/26/2020
The Legendary Harlemite Brock Peters 1927 – 2005 (Video)

Brock Peters, born George Fisher; July 2, 1927 – August 23, 2005, was an American actor and singer, best known for playing the role of Tom Robinson in the 1962 film To Kill a Mockingbird ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-harlemite-brock-peters-1927-2005-video/

Brock Peters, born George Fisher; July 2, 1927 – August 23, 2005, was an American actor and singer, best known for playing the role of Tom Robinson in the 1962 Continue Reading →

By Rudy Collins. One of my favorite photographes of “Hizzoner” and Harlem fave Mayor David Dinkins with Jessie Jackson, ...
11/25/2020
In Honor Of The Honorable New York City Mayor David Dinkins Passing

By Rudy Collins. One of my favorite photographes of “Hizzoner” and Harlem fave Mayor David Dinkins with Jessie Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Dr. Forbes at Riverside Church in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/in-honor-of-the-honorable-new-york-city-mayor-david-dinkins-passing/

By Rudy Collins One of my favorite photographes of “Hizzoner” and Harlem fave Mayor David Dinkins with Jessie Jackson, Rev. Al Sharpton, and Dr. Forbes at Riverside Church in Harlem, Continue Reading →

Central Harlem’s Norman Perceval Rockwell, February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978, was a 20th-century American painter and ...
11/24/2020
Harlem's Norman Rockwell, An American Master, 1894 – 1978

Central Harlem’s Norman Perceval Rockwell, February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978, was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States for their reflection of American culture. ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-norman-rockwell-an-american-master-1894-1978/

Central Harlem’s Norman Perceval Rockwell, February 3, 1894 – November 8, 1978, was a 20th-century American painter and illustrator. His works enjoy a broad popular appeal in the United States Continue Reading →

Dorothy Maynor, September 3, 1910 – February 19, 1996, was an American soprano, concert singer, and the founder of the H...
11/18/2020
Harlem's Dorothy Maynor Harlem School Of The Arts Founder And A Woman Of Many Firsts

Dorothy Maynor, September 3, 1910 – February 19, 1996, was an American soprano, concert singer, and the founder of the Harlem School of the Arts ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-dorothy-maynor-harlem-school-of-the-arts-founder-and-a-woman-of-many-firsts/

Dorothy Maynor, September 3, 1910 – February 19, 1996, was an American soprano, concert singer, and the founder of the Harlem School of the Arts. Maynor was born Dorothy Leigh Continue Reading →

Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford, 23 April 1877 – 16 September 1935, was a self-proclaimed Rabbi and the founder of a black syna...
11/18/2020
Harlem's Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford Prominent Member Of Jewish Community 1887-1935

Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford, 23 April 1877 – 16 September 1935, was a self-proclaimed Rabbi and the founder of a black synagogue in Harlem ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-rabbi-arnold-josiah-ford-prominent-member-of-jewish-community-1887-1935/

Rabbi Arnold Josiah Ford, 23 April 1877 – 16 September 1935, was a self-proclaimed Rabbi and the founder of a black synagogue in Harlem. An accomplished musician, he wrote the Continue Reading →

Wentworth Arthur Matthew (June 23, 1892 – December 1973), a West Indian immigrant to New York City, was the founder in 1...
11/18/2020
Rabbi Wentworth Arthur Matthew Founder Of The Living God In Harlem, 1892 – 1973

Wentworth Arthur Matthew (June 23, 1892 – December 1973), a West Indian immigrant to New York City, was the founder in 1919 of the Commandment Keepers of the Living God, a Black Hebrew congregation ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/rabbi-wentworth-arthur-matthew-founder-of-the-living-god-in-harlem-1892-1973/

Wentworth Arthur Matthew (June 23, 1892 – December 1973), a West Indian immigrant to New York City, was the founder in 1919 of the Commandment Keepers of the Living God, Continue Reading →

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harle...
11/16/2020
The Legendary Willie "The Lion" Smith Harlem Jazz Man, Cantor, Duke Ellington Mentor, Harlem Hellfighter And More

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harlem cantor, jazz pianist, and a master practitioner of Harlem stride piano during the Harlem Renaissance ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-willie-the-lion-smith-harlem-jazz-man-cantor-duke-ellington-mentor-harlem-hellfighter-and-more/

William Henry Joseph Bonaparte Bertholf Smith, November 23, 1893 – April 18, 1973, also known as “The Lion”, was a Harlem cantor, jazz pianist, and a master practitioner of Harlem stride Continue Reading →

With winter knocking on our door, it’s perfectly normal to look around your home and closet to look at everything’s curr...
11/15/2020
From A Harlem Woman And A Chicken To A Harlem Hoodie From Harlem World Gear

With winter knocking on our door, it’s perfectly normal to look around your home and closet to look at everything’s current standing. It doesn’t usually take long to realize there are a few small but important additions that would make a world of difference in your Harlem world ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/from-a-harlem-woman-and-a-chicken-to-a-harlem-hoodie-from-harlem-world-gear/

With winter knocking on our door, it’s perfectly normal to look around your home and closet to look at everything’s current standing. It doesn’t usually take long to realize there Continue Reading →

By Seitu OrondeOn Saturday, November 7th, 2020, on West 148 Street and Broadway Harlemites and others celebrated by shou...
11/08/2020
Seitu’s World: America Celebrates A New President And Vice President In The Harlem Streets

By Seitu Oronde

On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, on West 148 Street and Broadway Harlemites and others celebrated by shouting, banging drums, dancing, and more after the contentious presidential 2020 campaign victory win of president Joe Biden and vice president Kamala Harris. ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/seitus-world-america-celebrates-a-new-president-and-vice-president-in-the-harlem-streets/

By Seitu Oronde On Saturday, November 7th, 2020, on West 148 Street and Broadway Harlemites and others celebrated by shouting, banging drums, dancing, and more after the contentious presidential 2020 Continue Reading →

We love Harlem Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Wakeman Collyer (October 3, 1885 – c. ...
11/06/2020
The Legendary Collyer Brothers Harlem NY 1881-1947 (Rare Video)

We love Harlem Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Wakeman Collyer (October 3, 1885 – c. March 9, 1947), known as the Collyer brothers ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-collyer-brothers-harlem-ny-1881-1947-rare-video/

We love Harlem Homer Lusk Collyer (November 6, 1881 – March 21, 1947) and Langley Wakeman Collyer (October 3, 1885 – c. March 9, 1947), known as the Collyer brothers. They Continue Reading →

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