Posts Tagged ‘Harlem History’

The story behind the iconic “A Great Day in Harlem” photo | NY Daily News

The story behind the iconic "A Great Day in Harlem" photo | NY Daily News

BY SARAH GOODYEAR A recurring series on iconic scenes from the city’s storied culture. The year was 1999, and Noella Cotto was just looking for a place in Harlem to call her own. When she finally found the perfect place — a brownstone, in decent shape, at 17 E. 126th Street — she had no […]


Harlem’s Changing Business Climate: Is It Still Harlem? | The Uptowner

Harlem’s Changing Business Climate: Is It Still Harlem? | The Uptowner

By Patrick Smith Lenox Lounge with its neon art deco sign, a place where Miles Davis and Billie Holiday once performed. Smalls’ Paradise, where dancing waiters served literati such as Langston Hughes. Wells Supper Club, where chicken and waffles became breakfast for late-night frolickers. All are now gone. Some of the new businesses that replaced […]


Tracing 350 Years of Harlem’s Ever-Shifting Boundaries | Curbed NY

Tracing 350 Years of Harlem's Ever-Shifting Boundaries | Curbed NY

by Keith Williams Some neighborhood names appear to be jokes. Some have stuck around for centuries, despite changing connotations. Some shift with the winds of gentrification. Welcome to Blurred Lines, in which writer Keith Williams studies New York City’s changing neighborhood boundaries. Ask a handful New Yorkers to define the southern boundary of Harlem and […]

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