Harlem Pop-Up a huge success

HarlemGuy and Harlemista spent a few hours at Harlem Pop-Up ‘Holiday Bazaar’ today. We loved the huge Christmas tree out front, the cavernous interior space, the aura creativity that permeated the space, and the passion of the people representing the products and services on display. Highlights included learning about the new community bank Spring Bank, … Continue reading Harlem Pop-Up a huge success

Early Season Snow in Harlem

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The “Mother of Hip Hop” Sylvia Robinson passes away

by thaRealHarlemista Whether you love or hate rap, you cannot deny its influence on our popular music and lives today. And Friday, rap lost a true pioneer in Sylvia Robinson, a singer, songwriter and record producer who formed and oversaw the seminal hip-hop group Sugarhill Gang and made the first commercially successful rap recording with them. … Continue reading The “Mother of Hip Hop” Sylvia Robinson passes away

Mapping Out the Harlem Renaissance

by thaRealHarlemista We all know that Harlem is bursting with history, not least of which is the that cultural movement known as the Harlem Reniassance, the “literary and intellectual flowering that fostered a new black cultural identity in the 1920s and 1930s”*. Ephemera Press out of Brooklyn, a publishing company devoted to the celebrating the … Continue reading Mapping Out the Harlem Renaissance