Author: tharealharlemista

New York in the 20’s – Jazz Films at the Museum of the City of New York

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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,…

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Flashback 1973-Bobbi Humphrey’s Harlem River Drive

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This classic and future-forward  jazz funk song (not to be confused with Eddie and Charlie Palmieri’s 70’s supergroup) appears on flute legend Bobbi Humphrey’s 1973 album “Blacks and Blues”. Ms Humphrey herself was from Texas but got her…

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Durant drives crowd wild at Harlem’s Rucker Park

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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…

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Sunset, Harlem Pier Park

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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….

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