Tonight HNBA will have our new Community Affairs Officer [Troycarra Powers] from the 25th Precinct attend our HNBA meeting to answer any concerns you have about public safety and the rise in crime in our community.
In addition, Tatiana from https://womenscja.org/ will be joining to talk about their effort to convert Lincoln Jail (on Central Park North) into a women’s jail.
We will also have Wil Lopez (a candidate for State Assembly) and Tony Shaw (a Harlem-based financial advisor) introduce themselves.
To get the Zoom link, join HNBA HERE.
OutGoingNYC: NYC’s Historic Gay Nightlife
Outgoingnyc.com is a fascinating time machine that you can use to explore gay nightlife from any time post 1859!
Looking at the map from Harlem’s perspective shows a fairly limited range of sites, but is fascinating nevertheless:
I had no idea a building at 5th Avenue and 128th Street was a sex club named Afrodeezziac, for example.
To learn more about the genesis of this project, see this talk by Jeff Ferzoco:
125th Street at FDB, Looking East
A great photo showing how 125th Street had street car tracks running down the center.
This photo is taken from 125/FDB, looking east towards 5th Avenue. Note how the huge rigid awning sticks out over the entire sidewalk in front of the Manhattan Market.
The vantage – the spot where the photo is taken – is the elevated platform of the 8th Avenue El, that ran up Frederick Douglass Blvd and was then replaced by the ABCD subways.