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Harlem resident Lord Viscount Courtenay (aka William “Kitty” Courtenay), 9th Earl of Devon, c. 1768 – 26 May 1835, lived...
04/28/2021
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, lived in his Harlem residence at the Claremont Inn And Restaurant at “…the Manhattan Forests,” from 1807-1813 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/lord-kitty-viscount-courtenay-englands-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, lived in his Harlem residence at the Claremont Inn And Restaurant at “…the Manhattan Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Vera Francis, Boston-born beauty, was married twice, a mother of two, and a talented woman in the 1950’s .... h...
04/23/2021
The Rise And Fall Of The Legendary Harlem Beauty Vera Francis 1950's (Photographs)

Harlem’s Vera Francis, Boston-born beauty, was married twice, a mother of two, and a talented woman in the 1950’s .... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/rise-fall-harlems-vera-francis-1950s-photographs/#more-99138

Harlem’s Vera Francis, Boston-born beauty, was married twice, a mother of two, and a talented woman in the 1950’s. Some thought she was Jamaican and others that she was Indian, Continue Reading →

“Nights in Harlem” is a song by the legendary recording artist Luther Vandross. It was photographed throughout Harlem fr...
04/21/2021
Luther Vandross "Nights In Harlem," 1998, With Silvia's, The Apollo, Stoops And More (Video)

“Nights in Harlem” is a song by the legendary recording artist Luther Vandross. It was photographed throughout Harlem from a new of some of the Harlem’s beautiful parks to Lenox Lounge to The Apollo Theater ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/luther-vandross-nights-in-harlem-with-silvias-the-apollo-stoops-and-more-video/

“Nights in Harlem” is a song by the legendary recording artist Luther Vandross. It was photographed throughout Harlem from a new of some of the Harlem’s beautiful parks to Lenox Continue Reading →

The Neighborhood Stories project is an inspiring storytelling initiative that aims to gather oral history-style intervie...
04/20/2021
Help New York City Records Tell Your Harlem Neighborhood Story

The Neighborhood Stories project is an inspiring storytelling initiative that aims to gather oral history-style interviews from New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/help-new-york-city-records-tell-your-harlem-neighborhood-story/

The Neighborhood Stories project is an inspiring storytelling initiative that aims to gather oral history-style interviews from New Yorkers from Harlem to Hollis. That’s New Yorkers across the five boroughs Continue Reading →

Long before craft beer, the A.H. Meyer’s Pabst (of the beer family) Harlem Music Hall and Restaurant, at 243-51 West 124...
04/16/2021
The Fabulous A.H. Meyer’s Pabst Harlem Music Hall And Restaurant Harlem 1900-1917

Long before craft beer, the A.H. Meyer’s Pabst (of the beer family) Harlem Music Hall and Restaurant, at 243-51 West 124th Street east of 8th Avenue in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-fabulous-a-h-meyers-pabst-harlem-music-hall-and-restaurant-harlem-1900-1917/

Long before craft beer, the A.H. Meyer’s Pabst (of the beer family) Harlem Music Hall and Restaurant, at 243-51 West 124th Street east of 8th Avenue in Harlem, NY. The Continue Reading →

Similar to the slave and native American gravesites in Inwood, NY (north of Harlem), First Run Features presents the Str...
04/14/2021
Finding Covered History, The Film "UNMARKED" Uncovers Lost African-American Gravesites

Similar to the slave and native American gravesites in Inwood, NY (north of Harlem), First Run Features presents the Streaming and DVD Premiere of the new documentary UNMARKED, beginning April 27, 2021 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/finding-covered-history-the-film-unmarked-uncovers-lost-african-american-gravesites/

Similar to the slave and native Amercian gravesites in Inwood, NY (north of Harlem), First Run Features presents the Streaming and DVD Premiere of the new documentary UNMARKED, beginning April Continue Reading →

When the philosopher Alain Leroy Locke edited the Harlem issue of the Survey Graphic that appeared on March 1, 1925, he ...
04/09/2021
Revisiting The Harlem Renaissance: Art Is Philosophy With Jeffrey C. Stewart And Lana Turner

When the philosopher Alain Leroy Locke edited the Harlem issue of the Survey Graphic that appeared on March 1, 1925, he infused the literary awakening of the 1920s now called the Harlem Renaissance ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/revisiting-the-harlem-renaissance-art-is-philosophy-with-jeffrey-c-stewart-and-lana-turner/

When the philosopher Alain Leroy Locke edited the Harlem issue of the Survey Graphic that appeared on March 1, 1925, he infused the literary awakening of the 1920s now called Continue Reading →

Edward Vincent “Ed” Sullivan, September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974, was a US entertainment writer and television host, ...
04/08/2021
Harlem's Ed Sullivan, From The Ed Sullivan Show, 1901 – 1974

Edward Vincent “Ed” Sullivan, September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974, was a US entertainment writer and television host, best known as the presenter of the television variety program The Toast of the Town, now usually remembered under its second name, The Ed Sullivan Show ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/ed-sullivan-on-the-ed-sullivan-show-1970s/

Edward Vincent “Ed” Sullivan, September 28, 1901 – October 13, 1974, was a US entertainment writer and television host, best known as the presenter of the television variety program The Continue Reading →

Joseph Alston, November 10, 1779−September 10, 1816, was the 44th Governor of South Carolina from 1812 to 1814, and owne...
04/06/2021
Joseph Alston, Governor Of South Carolina And Claremont Inn Owner Harlem 1779−1816

Joseph Alston, November 10, 1779−September 10, 1816, was the 44th Governor of South Carolina from 1812 to 1814, and owner of the Claremont Inn in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/joseph-alston-governor-of-south-carolina-and-claremont-inn-owner-harlem-1779%e2%88%921816/

Joseph Alston, November 10, 1779−September 10, 1816, was the 44th Governor of South Carolina from 1812 to 1814, and owner of the Claremont Inn in Harlem, NY. Early life and Continue Reading →

“Death Avenue” was a nickname given to both Tenth and Eleventh Avenues at 103rd Street on the west side of Harlem, New Y...
04/04/2021
The West Side Cowboys And Death Avenue In Harlem, New York 1847 - 1927

“Death Avenue” was a nickname given to both Tenth and Eleventh Avenues at 103rd Street on the west side of Harlem, New York in the 19th century ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-west-side-cowboys-and-death-avenue-in-harlem-new-york-1847-1927/

“Death Avenue” was a nickname given to both Tenth and Eleventh Avenues at 103rd Street on the west side of Harlem, New York in the 19th century.   In 1847, the Continue Reading →

Knowlton’s Rangers was a reconnaissance and espionage detachment of the Continental Army established by George Washingto...
04/02/2021
Knowlton's Rangers At The Battle Of Harlem Heights During The American Revolutionary War 1776

Knowlton’s Rangers was a reconnaissance and espionage detachment of the Continental Army established by George Washington during the Battle of Harlem Heights on 125th Street in Harlem ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/knowltons-rangers-at-the-battle-of-harlem-heights-during-the-american-revolutionary-war-1776/

Knowlton’s Rangers was a reconnaissance and espionage detachment of the Continental Army established by George Washington during the Battle of Harlem Heights on 125th Street in Harlem. Named after its Continue Reading →

The oldest colonial (pre-Revolutionary War) house that remained by the end of the 19th Century in Harlem was the Van Bra...
03/30/2021
Van Bramer House, Was The Oldest Pre-Revolutionary War House In Harlem NY 1774

The oldest colonial (pre-Revolutionary War) house that remained by the end of the 19th Century in Harlem was the Van Bramer house ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/van-bramer-house-was-the-oldest-pre-revolutionary-war-house-in-harlem-ny-1774/

The oldest colonial (pre-Revolutionary War) house that remained by the end of the 19th Century in Harlem was the Van Bramer house. Located near 7th Avenue and 117th Street in Continue Reading →

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 1...
03/29/2021
Cathedral Of St. John The Divine Announces Virtual Services For Holy Week And Easter

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), in Harlem, NY. Will for the second time stream its services for Palm Sunday, Holy Week, and Easter online from March 28-April 4, providing congregants in New York City and around the world with a way to virtually gather and worship together while maintaining necessary physical distance ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/cathedral-of-st-john-the-divine-announces-virtual-services-for-holy-week-and-easter/

In response to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, The Cathedral of St. John the Divine, located at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue (at 112th Street), in Harlem, NY. Will for the second time Continue Reading →

The Apthorp Farm and Apartment that lay on Manhattan’s Upper West Side straddled the old Bloomingdale Road, laid out in ...
03/29/2021
The "Crossroad To Harlem," The Historic Apthorp Farm On The Upper West Side 1728

The Apthorp Farm and Apartment that lay on Manhattan’s Upper West Side straddled the old Bloomingdale Road, laid out in 1728, which was re-surveyed as The “Boulevard” – now Upper Broadway just south of Harlem ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-crossroad-to-harlem-the-historic-apthorp-farm-on-the-upper-west-side-1728/

The Apthorp Farm and Apartment that lay on Manhattan’s Upper West Side straddled the old Bloomingdale Road, laid out in 1728, which was re-surveyed as The “Boulevard” – now Upper Continue Reading →

John A. Catsimatidis, born September 7, 1948, is an American billionaire businessman and radio talk show host raised and...
03/26/2021
West Harlem Trailblazing Billionaire Businessman And Radio Talk Show Host John Catsimatidis

John A. Catsimatidis, born September 7, 1948, is an American billionaire businessman and radio talk show host raised and ran for political office in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/west-harlem-trailblazing-billionaire-businessman-and-radio-talk-show-host-john-catsimatidis/

vborn September 7, 1948, is an American billionaire businessman and radio talk show host raised and ran for political office in Harlem, NY. He is the owner, president, chairman, and Continue Reading →

Francis James Jackson, December 1770 – 5 August 1814, was a British diplomat, ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Prussia,...
03/26/2021
Francis James Jackson Harlem Claremont Inn Resident 1770 - 1814

Francis James Jackson, December 1770 – 5 August 1814, was a British diplomat, ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Prussia, and the United States where he lived in the Claremont Inn in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/francis-james-jackson-harlem-claremont-inn-resident-1770-1814/

Francis James Jackson, December 1770 – 5 August 1814, was a British diplomat, ambassador to the Ottoman Empire, Prussia, and the United States where he lived in the Claremont Inn Continue Reading →

Comcast NBCUniversal is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of the documentary film Twenty Pearls: The Story of A...
03/25/2021
Twenty Pearls Alpha Kappa Alpha Documentary Premiering From Harlem To Harare

Comcast NBCUniversal is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of the documentary film Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, arriving Friday, March 26, 2021 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/twenty-pearls-alpha-kappa-alpha-documentary-premiering-on-comcast/

Comcast NBCUniversal is excited to announce the exclusive premiere of the documentary film Twenty Pearls: The Story of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated®, arriving Friday, March 26, 2021. On its Continue Reading →

Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, August 15, 1911 – July 27, 1992, was an American mobster who served as underboss and front b...
03/25/2021
East Harlem's Anthony Salerno Boss Of The Genovese Crime Family, 1911 - 1992

Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, August 15, 1911 – July 27, 1992, was an American mobster who served as underboss and front boss of the Genovese crime family in East Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/east-harlems-anthony-salerno-boss-of-the-genovese-crime-family-1911-1992/

Anthony “Fat Tony” Salerno, August 15, 1911 – July 27, 1992, was an American mobster who served as underboss and front boss of the Genovese crime family in East Harlem, Continue Reading →

Today, I wanted to share the updates happening in the new Owens Gallery. As I’m sure you are aware, the spectacular art ...
03/25/2021
A New Work By Preston Jackson, From "Bronzeville To Harlem" (Video)

Today, I wanted to share the updates happening in the new Owens Gallery. As I’m sure you are aware, the spectacular art installation by Preston Jackson, “Bronzeville to Harlem: An American Story,” is now installed at the focal point of the gallery ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/a-new-work-by-preston-jackson-from-bronzeville-to-harlem-video/

By Lottie Fiddes Today, I wanted to share the updates happening in the new Owens Gallery. As I’m sure you are aware, the spectacular art installation by Preston Jackson, “Bronzeville Continue Reading →

Nellallitea “Nella” Larsen, born Nellie Walker, April 13, 1895 – March 30, 1964, was an American novelist of the Harlem ...
03/19/2021
Harlem's Nella Larsen Legendary American Novelist During The Harlem Renaissance

Nellallitea “Nella” Larsen, born Nellie Walker, April 13, 1895 – March 30, 1964, was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-nella-larsen-legendary-american-novelist-during-the-harlem-renaissance/

Nellallitea “Nella” Larsen, born Nellie Walker, April 13, 1895 – March 30, 1964, was an American novelist of the Harlem Renaissance. Working as a nurse and a librarian, she published Continue Reading →

Leake and Watts Services, Inc., is a not-for-profit social services agency in New York City that provides services for c...
03/18/2021
Historic Harlem's Leake And Watts Services, Inc., Building In Morningside Heights

Leake and Watts Services, Inc., is a not-for-profit social services agency in New York City that provides services for children and families from Harlem to the Hudson ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-leake-and-watts-services-building-in-morningside-heights-in-west-harlem-ny/

Leake and Watts Services, Inc., is a not-for-profit social services agency in New York City that provides services for children and families from Harlem to the Hudson. Some of Leake Continue Reading →

Ciro Terranova, July 20, 1888 − February 20, 1938, was an Italian-born in New York gangster and one time underboss of th...
03/13/2021
East Harlem's Ciro "The Artichoke King" Terranova, Morello Crime Family Underboss 1880 -1938

Ciro Terranova, July 20, 1888 − February 20, 1938, was an Italian-born in New York gangster and one time underboss of the Morello crime family ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/east-harlems-ciro-the-artichoke-king-terranova-morello-crime-family-underboss-1880-1938/

Ciro Terranova, July 20, 1888 − February 20, 1938, was an Italian-born in New York gangster and one time underboss of the Morello crime family. Early life Terranova was born Continue Reading →

Norma Merrick Sklarek, April 15, 1926 – February 6, 2012, was the first African American woman to pass her license exam ...
03/07/2021
Harlem's Norma Merrick Sklarek, "The Rosa Parks of Architecture" 1926 - 2012

Norma Merrick Sklarek, April 15, 1926 – February 6, 2012, was the first African American woman to pass her license exam to officially become an architect in both New York (1954) and California (1962) ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-norma-merrick-sklarek-the-rosa-parks-of-architecture-1926-2012/

Norma Merrick Sklarek, April 15, 1926 – February 6, 2012, was the first African American woman to pass her license exam to officially become an architect in both New York Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Lillyn Brown, born Lillian Thomas; April 24, 1885 – June 8, 1969, sometimes credited as Lillyan Brown. She was ...
03/04/2021
Harlem's Trailblazing, Lillyn Brown," The Kate Smith Of Harlem" 1885 - 1969

Harlem’s Lillyn Brown, born Lillian Thomas; April 24, 1885 – June 8, 1969, sometimes credited as Lillyan Brown. She was an American singer, vaudeville entertainer and teacher who claimed to have been “the first professional vocalist to sing the blues in front of the public”, in 1908 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-trailblazing-lillyn-brown-the-kate-smith-of-harlem-1885-1969/

Harlem’s Lillyn Brown, born Lillian Thomas; April 24, 1885 – June 8, 1969, sometimes credited as Lillyan Brown. She was an American singer, vaudeville entertainer and teacher who claimed to Continue Reading →

Daniel E. Devlin, 1813-1867, was an Irish immigrant who settled in Manhattanville, New York, from Louisville, Kentucky a...
03/03/2021
The Daniel E. Devlin Villa On The Hudson At 136th Street And Broadway, Harlem, NY, 1820's

Daniel E. Devlin, 1813-1867, was an Irish immigrant who settled in Manhattanville, New York, from Louisville, Kentucky and established himself as a master tailor and clothier. His business, D. Devlin & Co., catered to men’s and boys’ clothing and was a great success in the busy City Hall area ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-daniel-e-devlin-villa-on-the-hudson-at-136th-street-and-broadway-harlem-ny-1820s/

Daniel E. Devlin, 1813-1867, was an Irish immigrant who settled in Manhattanville, New York, from Louisville, Kentucky and established himself as a master tailor and clothier. His business, D. Devlin Continue Reading →

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