Tag: Inwood

  • Elks in Paris

    Elks in Paris

    In 1990 Jennny Livingston released a documentary called Paris is Burning that revealed to theater goers the rich underground ballroom scene in Harlem during the 1980s. The film focuses on one key venue for the ballroom scene – the Imperial Lodge of Elks at 160 West 129th Street – just east of Adam Clayton Powell…

  • Harlem in Inwood

    I used to live in Inwood in the ’90s and walked past this Apple Bank regularly. Until a sign was removed recently, I had no idea that the building was originally a Harlem Savings Bank branch. The classic Art Deco building was the creation of¬†architects Halsey, McCormack and Helmer from the 1940’s. Note that Harlem…