By JOEL DREYFUSS Harlem has long had a romance with France. Well before the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, African-American artists and musicians traveled to France to broaden their artistic vision or to escape the daily oppression of American racism. Not widely known, however, is that the traffic went both ways, with French tourists visiting […]
Longtime Harlem residents, the Masters sisters look back on opening a cafe that’s become a community hub by Eater Staff Photography by Jean Schwarzwalder If Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes were alive today, they might be regulars at The Edge in Harlem. The late, great writers attended literary salon parties on the rooftop of […]
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.
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 […]
Story & Photo by Sandra E. García The Sugar Hill neighborhood of northern Manhattan just got a little sweeter. This past Thurs., July 19th, community leaders, residents and elected officials broke ground on what was once a parking lot on 155th Street and St. Nicholas Avenue to make way for the construction of 124 units […]