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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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The 42nd Annual African American Day Parade

by thaRealHarlemista Today was that melange of  music, color, energy and celebration that is the African American Day Parade.

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Redevelopment of the historic Victoria Theatre property on again

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

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Filming now in Harlem

by ThaRealHarlemista Apologies for the low quality photo, but last night, the new CBS TV police show, The 2-2, was filming on corner of 120th St and Lenox. The cop drama, produced by A list actor/director Robert DeNiro, focuses on … Continue reading

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Harlem Says Goodbye to a Legend

by thaRealHarlemista R & B Music legend Nick Ashford will be laid to rest later today at Abyssinian Baptist Church here in Harlem. He passed away last Monday from throat cancer. Mr. Ashford and his equally talented songwriting partner-wife Valerie … Continue reading

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After the Storm

by thaRealHarlemista After a tense Saturday night, New York City dodged a bullet with Hurricane Irene, and we in Harlem thankfully sustained little permanent damage. Today, the backside of the Hurricane brought quite strong winds sweeping through the streets. A … Continue reading

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Harlem Hunkers Down

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.

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