Tag: Lenox Avenue

  • Photoville in St. Nicholas Park

    Photoville in St. Nicholas Park

    Make sure to head over to St. Nicholas Park – St. Nicholas Ave. and 133rd Street – to see a fantastic display of very early photographs of Black Americans during and immediately after the Civil War. The display is hung on the basketball courts’ fencing, and faces St. Nicholas Avenue. All of the photographs are…

  • Lenox and 116th Street

    Lenox and 116th Street

    A few images from the intersection of Lenox and 116th Street. The first (above) shows the south facing view today. Below shows the same view from 1901 and the construction of what is now the 2/3 subway line: Looking northward, today’s view shows a building the is now a charter school on the north-west corner:…

  • 126th Street and Lenox Ave

    126th Street and Lenox Ave

    Looking eastward, from Lenox Avenue along West 126th Street. And the same view, from 1904, showing a special riveted rectangular water pipe, over the roof of the subway. And Further West… The Riverside Drive Viaduct at 125th Street (photographer Berenice Abbott) ~1937

  • Harlem Ephemera

    Harlem Ephemera

    Ebay had a rare item of Harlem ephemera up for auction – a noisemaker from the original Cotton Club. Note the reference to Cab Callaway on the back. Today’s view of Lenox and 142nd Street: Musica De Camara Concert VISIT OUR WEBSITE TO PURCHASE TICKETS Musica de Camara1215 5th Ave, Suite 1BNew York NY 10029email: MusicadeCamara25@gmail.comwebsite: www.MusicadeCamara25.com

  • Lenox and 114th Street

    Lenox and 114th Street

    Digging the subway under Lenox Avenue. Note the water in the foreground. Library Closing (Temporarily) Dear Patron, The New York Public Library’s Harlem Library will close for approximately three months, beginning January 30, to facilitate improvements to the building, including replacing the branch’s flooring and painting the branch. The branch is expected to reopen in spring 2023.During…

  • Armistice Day

    Armistice Day

    A photo of Armistice Day in Harlem. The photo is taken looking up Lenox Avenue (you can see the 134th Street sign and the subway entrance on the crowded sidewalk). One lone soldier appears in the crowd. 25th Precinct’s Community Council Meeting HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL, We made it to 2023!  New beginnings……..  I just…

  • Radio


    In the photo below, a group of men listen to a radio, mounted on a box. Their semicircular gathering allows the camera to take in a vignette with the central object (the radio) in full view – all of which suggests a staged photograph. The image was taken in the 1930s during the depression. This…

  • Moth Proof

    Moth Proof

    A photo from the 1930s of a street scene in Harlem with a pawnbroker’s, a fruit and vegetable stand, and a grocery store. The pawnbroker promotes that his business is “moth-free” and thus a safe location to pawn an article of clothing. The grocery store has a number of brands that we would recognize today,…

  • Lenox and 135th Street

    Lenox and 135th Street

    This photo of a Harlem street scene is labeled Lenox and 135th Street, and is dated March 23, 1939: Where exactly was the photo taken? First of all, the metal structure on the left (note the rivets holding it together, showing that it’s a metal structure): is clearly a subway entrance: that has a newsstand…

  • Join The HNBA October Meeting, Tonight at 7pm

    Join The HNBA October Meeting, Tonight at 7pm

    We’ll be discussing the future of HDFCs with Joshua Clennon, the Metro North viaduct replacement, and the 2nd Avenue Subway with MTA. All welcome. Topic: HNBA MeetingTime: Oct 11, 2022, 7:00 PM Join Zoom Meetinghttps://us02web.zoom.us/j/86007913627?pwd=YkhWa2JDaERvUnBEWVh1SS9IVktMZz09 Lenox Ave. Prepares for Halloween Join MMPCIA on Saturday, October 22nd in beautifying and decorating the central median on Lenox…

  • Harlem’s Museum of Civil Rights

    Harlem’s Museum of Civil Rights

    The National Urban League has chosen Jennifer Scott to be the founding executive director and lead curator of The Urban Civil Rights Museum being built on West 125th Street between ACP and Lenox. The new museum will center the Urban League’s Empowerment Center in Harlem and house the NUL’s headquarters along with 170 units of…

  • Ephemera


    A true piece of Harlem ephemera, a matchbook for a Harlem locksmith for sale on Ebay. The copy promotes a great deal. Today, a ‘Gourmet’ smoke shop and deli occupy this location: Affordable Housing vs Truck Depot Streetsblog has an examination on the fallout of Council Member Kristin Jordan’s axing of a 50% affordable housing…