Posts Tagged ‘125th Street’

Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

Images of Old-School Harlem, Rapidly Vanishing | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Is Harlem coming or going? Evolving into its next iteration or disappearing under the onslaught of change? It depends on whom you ask. For the photographer David Vades Joseph, who grew up in the neighborhood’s Hamilton Heights section, Harlem is an idea that is vanishing daily. “Certain mom and pop stores that […]


Serving Looks: Elle Comes To Harlem

Serving Looks: Elle Comes To Harlem

Shout out to Elle for a stellar photo shoot in Harlem recently. Featuring models Amilna Estevão and Alécia Morais and styled by Samira Nasr, Elle really did their homework and represented the eternal capital of cool properly. They hit up such iconic Harlem hotspots as the Apollo Theater, The Malcolm Shabazz Market, Sylvia’s and Red […]


On the Streets of Harlem, a Sense of ‘Erase and Replace’ | NY Times

On the Streets of Harlem, a Sense of ‘Erase and Replace’ | NY Times

By Maurice Berger Dawoud Bey’s large-scale color photographs of Harlem vividly document a bustling and rapidly transforming neighborhood: a verdant Marcus Garvey Park; construction sites popping up for more luxury housing; street vendors hawking hats and used clothing; posters of black women’s hairstyles in the window of a hair weave distributor adjacent to a vacant […]


All of Africa, Served at Serengeti Kitchen | NY Times

All of Africa, Served at Serengeti Kitchen | NY Times

By TEJAL RAO “Africa has been totally misunderstood,” said Doughba Caranda-Martin III, the owner of a tea shop in Harlem. “We have so many complex flavors and delicacies, and I want to investigate all of them.” Yes, all of them. At Serengeti Kitchen, the restaurant he plans to open on 125th Street in early November, […]


The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

The End of Black Harlem | NY Times

Newcomers say gentrification is about wealth, not race. But that’s a distinction without a difference. By MICHAEL HENRY ADAMS I HAVE lived in Harlem for half my life — 30 years. I have seen it in all its complexities: a cultural nexus of black America, the landing place for Senegalese immigrants and Southern transplants, a […]


Harlem’s Legendary Lenox Lounge Appears To Be Really, Truly Dead | Gothamist

Harlem's Legendary Lenox Lounge Appears To Be Really, Truly Dead | Gothamist

by Nell Casey There was hope for a while that Harlem’s legendary Lenox Lounge—which closed in 2012 following a rich 73 years history—would one day reopen, preserving a slice of history in an area that’s undergoing significant changes. Unfortunately, it looks as though the storied jazz bar and former speakeasy won’t be undergoing a revitalization, […]


The changes coming to Harlem’s 125th St. make it a hot spot | NY Post

The changes coming to Harlem’s 125th St. make it a hot spot | NY Post

By Steve Cuozzo The 125th Street of Harlem mythology is fast disappearing. River to river, a whirlwind of new development, redevelopment and “repositioning” is sweeping away old for new. The Apollo Theater, under the guidance of a foundation chaired by banking titan Richard Parsons, happily seems immortal. But many small fried-chicken and fish joints and […]


How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

How Harlem Has Changed | NY Times

By JOHN LELAND Albert Vecerka first came to Harlem in 1993 to study architecture at the City College of New York, and he quickly learned two things. The first was that he was more interested in photographing buildings than in designing them. The second was that the neighborhood around him provided a story that could […]


It’s a rap! Hip-Hop museum planned for Harlem | NY Daily News

It's a rap! Hip-Hop museum planned for Harlem | NY Daily News

BY Jan Ransom | NEW YORK DAILY NEWS This is truly a rapper’s delight. The Hip Hop Hall of Fame Museum, which will be the city’s first institution focused on the popular music genre, is headed for midtown and Harlem. It will feature memorabilia items such as jackets, turntables and posters donated by artists like […]


Uptown Video: Luminata

Uptown Video: Luminata

A site-specific dance piece presented by the West Harlem Arts Fund as part of Harlem’s Festival of Lights for the third installment of the Under the Viaduct Tour series.


Public art installation lights up Harlem | Art Daily

Public art installation lights up Harlem | Art Daily

The neighborhood of Harlem, and West Harlem in particular, has a rich cultural history and has had a tremendous impact on the arts in all of New York City. The past five years have seen an increasingly rapid expansion of art, design and business in the community, and Harlem resident and artist Bentley Meeker has […]


Art on the Gates of 125th Street in Harlem by Franco the Great | Untapped Cities

Art on the Gates of 125th Street in Harlem by Franco the Great | Untapped Cities

by AFineLyne If you have ever traveled from one end of 125th Street to the other, it would be hard to miss the brightly painted gates depicting life in Harlem. The artist of this series of street art is Franco Gaskin also known as Franco the Great. When Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated in […]


Homeless Buses Causing Consternation in Harlem

Homeless Buses Causing Consternation in Harlem

By Camilo Vargas (@Caava) The New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority once again batted down appeals by residents and business owners to remove the M35 bus stop from 125th Street and Lexington Avenue. The bus serves Randall’s Island, including the four homeless shelters for men there. Opponents of the stop argue that many M35 riders […]


40 Oz NYC @ Atmos "Uptown Reigns " – THE RECAP

40 Oz NYC @ Atmos "Uptown Reigns " - THE RECAP

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Atmos (203 W. 125th Street) was the center of the universe this past Friday. Once again, the infamous 40 Oz NYC crew put together an event, better yet an experience, which will be talked about and remembered for a long time to come. The […]


40 OZ NYC "UPTOWN REIGNS" T-SHIRTS @ ATMOS

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Again, don’t say we never put you on to nothing. The infamous 40 Oz NYC Crew has collaborated with Atmos (203 W. 125th Street) to put out an ill Limited-Edition “Uptown Reigns” t-shirt. As of late last night, Atmos only had a handful left. Purchase of the t-shirt will also grant […]

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