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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 →

As the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture continues to expand its services, they encourage you to drop by fo...
07/28/2021
Explore Harlem's Schomburg Center Collections With Their Summer Music Mash-Up

As the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture continues to expand its services, they encourage you to drop by for a visit to make use of their collections, view their exhibitions, and explore the Schomburg Shop ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/explore-harlems-schomburg-center-collections-with-their-summer-music-mash-up/

As the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture continues to expand its services, they encourage you to drop by for a visit to make use of their collections, view their Continue Reading →

Frank Henry Loesser, June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969, was a songwriter who lived in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harle...
07/22/2021
Harlemite Frank Henry Loesser, Guys And Dolls Writer, Tony And Pulitzer Prize Winner, 1910 - 1969

Frank Henry Loesser, June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969, was a songwriter who lived in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlemite-frank-henry-loesser-guys-and-dolls-writer-tony-and-pulitzer-prize-winner-1910-1969/

Frank Henry Loesser, June 29, 1910 – July 28, 1969, was a songwriter who lived in Harlem, New York. He wrote the music and lyrics for the Broadway musicals Guys Continue Reading →

07/22/2021

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Raymond Melbourne Weaver, 1888 – April 4, 1948, was a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia Univer...
07/20/2021
Raymond Melbourne Weaver, Biographer Of Melville And Professor Of English At Columbia In Harlem

Raymond Melbourne Weaver, 1888 – April 4, 1948, was a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University in 1916–1948 in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/raymond-melbourne-weaver-biographer-of-melville-and-professor-of-english-at-columbia-in-harlem/

Raymond Melbourne Weaver, 1888 – April 4, 1948, was a professor of English and comparative literature at Columbia University in 1916–1948 in Harlem, NY. He was a literary scholar best Continue Reading →

Stanley David Levison, May 2, 1912 – September 12, 1979, businessman and lawyer who lived at 309 West 104th Street, in H...
07/19/2021
Harlem's Stanley Levison, Businessman, Lawyer, Progessive And Friend Of Dr. King, 1912 - 1979

Stanley David Levison, May 2, 1912 – September 12, 1979, businessman and lawyer who lived at 309 West 104th Street, in Harlem, NY ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-stanley-levison-businessman-lawyer-progessive-and-friend-of-dr-king-1912-1979/

Stanley David Levison, May 2, 1912 – September 12, 1979, businessman and lawyer who lived at 309 West 104th Street, in Harlem, NY. He became a lifelong activist in progressive Continue Reading →

Fred Ebb, April 8, 1928 – September 11, 2004, who lived in West Harlem was a musical theatre lyricist who had many succe...
07/16/2021

Fred Ebb, April 8, 1928 – September 11, 2004, who lived in West Harlem was a musical theatre lyricist who had many successful collaborations with composer John Kander ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-fred-ebb-legendary-lyricist-columbia-grad-co-writer-of-new-york-new-york-1928-2004/

Fred Ebb, April 8, 1928 – September 11, 2004, who lived in West Harlem was a musical theatre lyricist who had many successful collaborations with composer John Kander ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlems-fred-ebb-legendary-lyricist-columbia-grad-co-writer-of-new-york-new-york-1928-2004/

The Hotel Marseilles, situated on the corner of West 103rd Street and 2689 Broadway, in Harlem, New York, NY, 1902-05 .....
07/14/2021
The Marseilles, The Legendary Luxurious Residence Hotel In Harlem, New York 1905

The Hotel Marseilles, situated on the corner of West 103rd Street and 2689 Broadway, in Harlem, New York, NY, 1902-05 ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-marseilles-the-legendary-luxurious-residence-hotel-in-harlem-new-york-1905/

The Hotel Marseilles, situated on the corner of West 103rd Street and 2689 Broadway, in Harlem, New York, NY, 1902-05. At a time when this section of Broadway on the Continue Reading →

Harlemite Paul Dresser, born April 22, 1857 – January 30, 1906, was a singer, songwriter, and comedic actor of the late ...
07/13/2021

Harlemite Paul Dresser, born April 22, 1857 – January 30, 1906, was a singer, songwriter, and comedic actor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-paul-wabash-dresser-wealthy-entertainer-songwriter-and-publisher-in-harlem-1857-1906/

Harlemite Paul Dresser, born April 22, 1857 – January 30, 1906, was a singer, songwriter, and comedic actor of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-paul-wabash-dresser-wealthy-entertainer-songwriter-and-publisher-in-harlem-1857-1906/

Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, better known as Doc Cheatham June 13, 1905 – June 2, 1997, was an American jazz trumpeter, si...
07/11/2021

Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, better known as Doc Cheatham June 13, 1905 – June 2, 1997, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who lived at 50 West 106th Street in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/legendary-harlem-jazz-trumpeter-singer-and-bandleader-doc-cheatham-1905-1997/

Adolphus Anthony Cheatham, better known as Doc Cheatham June 13, 1905 – June 2, 1997, was an American jazz trumpeter, singer, and bandleader who lived at 50 West 106th Street in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/legendary-harlem-jazz-trumpeter-singer-and-bandleader-doc-cheatham-1905-1997/

For about a decade near the turn of the last century, now forgotten Manhattan Field in Harlem served as an important New...
07/10/2021
Before The Polo Grounds, There Was The Manhattan Field In Harlem, NY 1889

For about a decade near the turn of the last century, now forgotten Manhattan Field in Harlem served as an important New York sports venue ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/before-the-polo-grounds-there-was-the-manhattan-field-in-harlem-ny-1889/

For about a decade near the turn of the last century, now forgotten Manhattan Field in Harlem served as an important New York sports venue. Hastily erected in 1889 to Continue Reading →

Peter Paul O’Dwyer, June 29, 1907 – June 23, 1998, lived at West 103rd Street and Columbus Avenue, in Harlem, New York ....
07/10/2021

Peter Paul O’Dwyer, June 29, 1907 – June 23, 1998, lived at West 103rd Street and Columbus Avenue, in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-harlem-politician-and-lawyer-paul-odwyer-from-103rd-street-1907-1998/

Peter Paul O’Dwyer, June 29, 1907 – June 23, 1998, lived at West 103rd Street and Columbus Avenue, in Harlem, New York ... https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/the-legendary-harlem-politician-and-lawyer-paul-odwyer-from-103rd-street-1907-1998/

Throw back...
07/09/2021

Throw back...

Harlem Activist Yuri Kochiyama, NY, 1921 – 2014, Yuri Kochiyama, Kōchiyama Yuri?, May 19, 1921 – June 1, 2014, was an American political activist. Influenced by her Japanese American family’s internment and her association with Malcolm X, she advocated for many causes, including Black separatism, the anti-war movement, Maoist revolution, reparations for Japanese-American internees, and the rights of people imprisoned by the U.S. government for violent offenses whom she considered to be “political prisoners”....https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/harlem-activist-yuri-kochiyama-ny-1921-2014/

You saw it here first....
07/09/2021

You saw it here first....

The Harlem Cultural Festival (also known as Black Woodstock) was a series of music concerts held in Harlem, New York.

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