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… Continue Reading →
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… Continue Reading →
by thaRealHarlemista Today was that melange of music, color, energy and celebration that is the African American Day Parade.
by ThaRealHarlemista The changing face of 125th street moves forward. In 2008, the city rezoned Harlem’s main thoroughfare with a goal of replacing the many small-scale buildings along it with office towers, residential high-rises and cultural institutions. The Victoria Theater… Continue Reading →
by thaRealHarlemista With the unprecedented MTA system shut down, Harlemites are doing last minute emergency shopping in preparation of Hurricane Irene. To all our readers, please be prepared and be careful.
by theRealHarlemista The Museum of the City of New York is a fantastic compendium of our city’s past and present, although it sometimes lives in the shadow of New York’s other world class Museums. This Sunday, August 28th, as part… Continue Reading →
by thaRealHarlemista Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant took his talents to Harlem’s world-renowned pickup court Rucker Park on Monday night. The NBA’s reigning scoring champ “dazzled the crowd by scoring 66 points” at an Entertainers Basketball Classic, according to espn.go.com…. Continue Reading →
This September marks 402 years since Henry Hudson, representing the Dutch East India Company, navigated his ship the Halve Maen (Half Moon) up the Hudson River. About 50 years later the Dutch village of Haarlem was officially established. There’s definitely… Continue Reading →
by Harlemista I have the pleasure of experiencing the incredible African American Day Parade (the largest Black Parade in America) outside my window on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd every September. Since 1969 this Parade has been– and still is… Continue Reading →
by Harlemista In New York Magazine’s Eat Cheap issue this week, Harlem’s superstar chef Marcus Samuelsson shares his favorite inexpensive bites in the neighborhood. He definitely choses a wide range of cuisines. It reminded me that there are plenty of… Continue Reading →
By Harlemista Ever walk along the gorgeous side streets of Central Harlem and find yourself yearning to see what’s inside those majestic brownstones? Next Sunday is your chance–join the 21st Annual Historic Mount Morris Neighborhood House Tour running from 11:00 AM… Continue Reading →
by Harlemista One of the pleasures of Harlem in the Springtime is a beautiful bike ride and sunset along the Hudson River from the Piers to the George Washington Bridge…