A series of images for sale on Ebay from June 1945 and a Harlem Blues nightclub named: Elks Rendezvous.
The club was located at 133 and Lenox Ave, and featured distinctive ‘target’ tables.
The Smithsonian’s collection in Washington DC includes a table knocker from the Elks Rendezvous in the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of Vicki Gold Levi
Gambling and entertainment in Harlem’s finest casino.
Built in 1889, this was the place to be seen in the late Victorian era.
And this is the view, today:
A fascinating transformation.
The election is coming up and we need to flip the ballot!
The three ballot questions – on the back side of the Nov. 8 ballot – would require the city to abide by new sweeping equity goals, create an agency and commission overseeing a new racial equity goal-setting process, and annually measure a new “true cost of living” metric to inform policy decisions.
For the first time in the United States, racial justice is on the ballot:
All New Yorkers, regardless of citizenship, status, will have a say in how to spend $5 million of mayoral expense funding to address local community needs. All residents are invited to participate in the first phase of the process, idea generation, and all residents aged 11 and older will be eligible to vote. The People’s Money builds on the foundation laid by the Civic Engagement Commission’s 2021 local process, which engaged residents of the 33 neighborhoods hardest hit by COVID-19 in a $1.3 million participatory budgeting process.
The People’s Money, with funding from the Mayor’s office, will go exclusively to expense projects, programs and services that directly help residents in their day to day lives.