Monthly Archives: August 2013

A Few Memories From 1963 March on Washington

In 1963, I still lived at home in Harlem, and the march would take place a few weeks before I headed back to college. My friend Ellen and I decided at the last minute to go down to DC. We … Continue reading

Posted in Blog | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Martin Luther King and Harlem

Martin Luther King Jr. has quite a history in Harlem. In 1958, he was stabbed by a woman during a book signing. He was taken to Harlem Hospital, where he was treated and recovered. Veteran journalist Gabe Pressman remembers interviewing … Continue reading

Aside | Posted on by | Leave a comment

Are Hipsters and Real Estate Agents (Still) Taking Over Harlem?

Last year, I wrote an article about the gentrification of Harlem, noting that some of Harlem’s longtime residents didn’t want their historic community referred to as NoHa and SoHa (north or south of 125th Street). Old timers are thrilled to … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sunday Blogroll

The blog Harlem Edge picks the top 10 Instagram photos hashtagged with #Harlem Harlem Tennis Champ Shayna Spooner – Is She The Next Venus Williams? Harlem Talk Radio or WHCR – How Do You Listen To Harlem? West 126th Street Is … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sunday Blogroll

The Mosquito-Carried West Nile Virus Has Invaded Central Harlem – But The Spray Trucks Are Slow To Arrive – Via NYDN Two Views On Mayoral Wannabe Anthony Weiner’s Hopes In Harlem – The NY Times Says He Finds More Support … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment

The N-Word: What Do You Expect?

I know women are upset too, but this is primarily for black guys who publicly use the N-word and might now be crying foul over NFL player Riley Cooper (a white man) doing the same word: My question: What do … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Sunday Blogroll

The Harlem Renaissance Revives Itself As A Cartoon Crimefighting Gangster ‘The Harlem Shadow‘ (Via SuperHeroHype) Harlem’s Rucker Park Played Host To Inaugural Trayvon Martin Invitation Basketball Tournament, With All Proceeds Benefitting The Trayvon Martin Foundation (Via Vibe Magazine) – Lexington … Continue reading

Posted in Blog, Uncategorized | Tagged | Leave a comment