Posts Tagged ‘Michael Henry Adams’

04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

04/29/17: Harlem and the Future – Preserving Culture and Sustaining Historic Character

The 1st Uptown Preservation Conference – HARLEM AND THE FUTURE: PRESERVING CULTURE & SUSTAINING HISTORIC CHARACTER IN A CHANGING ENVIRONMENT Saturday, April 29, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM City College of New York – Aronow Theatre Cost: $10 includes lunch and a walking tour. Free for students and seniors. Tickets can be reserved […]


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 […]


South Harlem, just above Central Park, is home to great food and rich history | am New York

South Harlem, just above Central Park, is home to great food and rich history | am New York

By Patrick McGovern The notion that uptown is a destination for the young and fashionable is becoming more common thanks to the dynamic neighborhood of South Harlem. Situated just above Central Park and extending from 110th Street to 125th Street, South Harlem, also called SoHa, has a rich history and boasts an impressive array of […]


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 […]


Much to Save in Harlem, but Historic Preservation Lags, a Critic Says | NY Times

Much to Save in Harlem, but Historic Preservation Lags, a Critic Says | NY Times

The Appraisal By MATT A.V. CHABAN It is hard to go almost anywhere in Harlem with Michael Henry Adams, at least not in a hurry. Every block offers a moment of contemplation, every corner a revelation, every step an interruption. “I love you, my brother,” a man walking his dog told Mr. Adams as they […]


Historian Sheds Light on Harlem’s Gay Past | DNAinfo

Historian Sheds Light on Harlem's Gay Past | DNAinfo

By Gustavo Solis HARLEM — The term “Harlem Renaissance,” which captured the social, cultural and artistic tidal wave that catapulted the area to international recognition in the 1930s was coined by Alain LeRoy Locke, a gay man who was not only a professor at Howard University but became the first African-American to be named a […]


In Harlem, Renaissance Theater Is at the Crossroads of Demolition and Preservation | NY Times

In Harlem, Renaissance Theater Is at the Crossroads of Demolition and Preservation | NY Times

By KIA GREGORY The Renaissance Theater and Casino in Harlem has been vacant for more than 30 years. The doors and arched Palladian windows are covered in warped sheets of wood. The tapestry brick on the squat, blocklong two-story building is loose, and many of the mosaic tiles inspired by architecture in North Africa have […]

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