Langston Hughes and Brian Benjamin

I was struck by where former Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin chose to announce he was withdrawing his name from the ballot in the upcoming election. He made the announcement through a video he posted on Twitter near the spot where Arnold Newman photographed Langston Hughes in 1960.

This location (overlooking 5th Avenue) was also featured in the classic Harlem film, The Cool World:

Union Settlement House Presents: East Harlem Nights

A fun evening with food, drink, entertainment, and El Barrio welcoming all.

Friday June 10th, 6-9:00 PM

Manhattan’s Safe Disposal – Saturday, June 5th

Get rid of your dangerous/toxic/electronic stuff

Twitter: @HarlemBlock

The Harlem Neighborhood Block Association is now on Twitter as: @HarlemBlock. Our “Bio” could use some refining. Let us know if you have suggestions:

Current Bio: “The Harlem Neighborhood Block Association unites neighbors and works to improve the quality of life in our community for all residents”

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Oh, and please follow us! Our current state is, well, sad:

Joined August 2020