Tag Archives: Harlem

Graffiti Hall of Fame: Welcome to H-A-R-L-E-M

One of the highlights of living in East Harlem is all of the street art on view, and I always look forward to walking by the The Graffiti Hall of Fame (at 106th and Park) on the way to Central … Continue reading

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Beats For Your Week – Bobby Womack

We here at Across 106th Street have to show our respect and love for the great Bobby Womack who died on Friday, June 27, 2014. We hope that Womack knew how much his music meant to so many people around … Continue reading

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Harlem Architecture, Inside and Out

Spending a sunny day walking through Harlem is hard to beat. There’s incredible architecture everywhere you look, the street life is thriving, and a sense of history hovers over it all. This summer we had the chance to get an … Continue reading

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Your Modern Barber Shop

We’ve been walking by this Harlem barber shop sign on 116th Street for years, and I finally remembered to grab a photo. It’s for a salon on the ground floor of the Malcolm Shabazz Mosque. There’s something about it that … Continue reading

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Getting Social on Lenox

A few months ago we attended a grand opening party for Corner Social, a sharp looking bar and restaurant in the heart of Harlem. It’s on Lenox Avenue, just a block from bustling 125th Street and kitty corner to the … Continue reading

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Love Thy Neighbor – Gil Scott-Heron

“Voice of black culture,” “polymath,” “musician and poet,” “spoken-word musician,” “composer, musician, poet, and author,” “godfather of rap,” “poet and music pioneer,” “influential poet/musician helped inspire rap, “US activist, poet and singer.” These are just a few of the headlines … Continue reading

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The Apollo Shines for Harlem Jazz Shrines

Last weekend, the Apollo went back-to-the-future of its historic past as it hosted “Jazz à la Carte,” a variety show featuring comedy, dance, and live music–and part of the weeklong (and first annual) Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival. The show, “Wycliffe Gordon’s … Continue reading

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