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Harlem is perhaps the most famous, iconic neighborhood in the United States. A bastion of freedom and the capital of Black America, Harlem's twentieth century renaissance changed our arts, culture, and politics forever. But this is only one of the many chapters in a wonderfully rich and varied history. In Harlem, historian Jonathan Gill presents the first complete chronicle of this remarkable place.
From Henry Hudson's first contact with native Harlemites, through Harlem's years as a colonial outpost on the edge of the known world, Gill traces the neighborhood's story, marshaling a tremendous wealth of detail and a host of fascinating figures from George Washington to Langston Hughes. Harlem was an agricultural center under British rule and the site of a key early battle in the Revolutionary War. Later, wealthy elites including Alexander Hamilton built great estates there for entertainment and respite from the epidemics ravaging downtown. In the nineteenth century, transportation urbanized Harlem and brought waves of immigrants from Germany, Italy, Ireland, and elsewhere. Harlem's mix of cultures, extraordinary wealth and extreme poverty was electrifying and explosive.
Extensively researched, impressively synthesized, eminently readable, and overflowing with captivating characters, Harlem is an ambitious, sweeping history, and an impressive achievement.
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Passing along a real estate update from Robb D. Pair, President of Harlem Lofts, Inc. From the Polo Grounds to a “field of dreams”, Harlem has come a long way.
From 1998 to the present, here are some real estate charts and status reports and interesting sales statistics from townhouses to condominiums presented by the President of Harlem Lofts, Inc.
A Word From Robb
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If you have ever wondered how candidates get started on their road to elected office, you should check out this seminar on political leadership and the science behind winning elections! The event is sponsored by WE ACT, a Harlem-based environmental justice organization, and several other community groups. The seminar will be held Wednesday, January 22, 2014 from 6:30-9:00pm at the WE ACT offices at 1854 Amsterdam Avenue, 2nd Floor.
You can RSVP to www.haveyouconsideredrunning.eventbrite.com or contact Charles Callaway at Charles@weact.org with any questions regarding this event.
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An Evening with Rachel Brown, Thursday, December 12th, 8:00 p.m., and 10:00 p.m., $10.00
Rachel Brown is a self-taught artist, born and raised in New York City with Ethiopian and Bermudian heritage. She plays with a band of African and Caribbean musicians, making for a worldly sound that fuses hip-hop, pop, and island. The recent Harvard graduate is a regular performer on the NYC nightlife scene where her audiences have included Leonardo DiCaprio, Jay-Z, Beyonce, John Stamos, Robert DeNiro and Martin Scorsese, and she has opened for numerous acts, including Mary J. Blige, Robin Thicke and John Legend. Upon releasing her EP, Building Castles, Brown has caught the attention of many, including Wyclef Jean, Jaden Smith, Perez Hilton and Glamour.
Tickets cost $10.00, and are available here (8:00 p.m.) and here (10:00 p.m.)
Tickets without a dinner reservation are standing room only. To make a dinner reservation during the show, call Ginny’s Supper Club at 212-421-3821.
Ginny’s Supper Club
310 Lenox Avenue (at 125th St)
Harlem, NY 10027
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