Tag: St. Nicholas Avenue

  • Photoville on St. Nicholas Ave.

    Photoville on St. Nicholas Ave.

    Photoville – the annual photography show in NYC – has photographic banners up in St. Nicholas Park, visible from St. Nicholas Avenue at 133rd Street. The show presents visiting cards – mass produced photographs of Black Americans in elegant clothing. These 19th century photos show a Black middle-class that had fought to uplift themselves and…

  • 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…