Tag: Lenox Avenue

  • Jimi Hendrix in Harlem: September 5th, 1969

    Jimi Hendrix in Harlem: September 5th, 1969

    On September 5th, 1969 Jimi Hendrix performed at the Harlem Street Fair at the corner of 139th Street and Lenox Avenue. Only 26, Hendrix had wanted to reestablish a relationship with Black fans “my people”. He arrived characteristically late only to find that the crowd had dwindled to a few hundred Harlem residents. Harlem had been…

  • Waiting to Open

    Waiting to Open

    A photograph from October 1977 recently came on Ebay. The scene is a corner of Lenox Avenue and 124th Street, where a line of men awaits entry into a liquor store. Here is the back of the print. The location is now the home of Harlem Shake. Note how the liquors sign on the corner…

  • Photos from Above

    Photos from Above

    The 125th Street BID shared some great photos of Harlem from high vantage points. This one is looking south on Lenox from 125th Street: And below is a view 180 degrees different – North on Lenox: To learn more about the 125th Street BID, see: Dapper Dan The impact of Dapper Dan on Hip Hop…