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Saturday, 04 May 2013 12:13

Duke Ellington Statue

 

Formerly named "Frawley Circle", the traffic circle was renamed "Duke Ellington Circle" in 1995. In 1997, a 25 feet (7.6 m) tall statue by sculptor Robert Graham, depicting the Muses — nine nude caryatids — supporting a grand piano and Duke Ellington on their heads was erected in the middle of the shallow amphitheater composing the circle. Though the circle diverts the flow of 110th street, Fifth Avenue maintains a direct route through the intersection.
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Saturday, 04 May 2013 11:54

Harriet Tubman Statue

 

“Swing Low is an important commemoration of Harriet Tubman’s fight against slavery, and is fast becoming an icon for the community,” said Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin. “The Percent for Art program integrates artists into design planning for City spaces, and Alison Saar’s extraordinary sculpture on this site proves what is possible when contemporary art and smart civic architecture come together.”
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 19:21

Fredrick Douglas Statue

 

This is the statue of abolitionist, statesman and orator, Frederick Douglass located at the northwest corner of Central Park in Harlem. The 8-foot bronze statue is surrounded by a fountain memorial that is emblazoned with quotations and located a traffic circle at the corner of 110th Street and Frederick Douglass Boulevard — known as the Gateway to Harlem.
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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:59

Adam Clayton Powell Statue

This figure of Adam Clayton Powell Jr., who represented Harlem in Congress from 1945 to 1970, strides dramatically up an incline in the forlornly windswept plaza that fronts the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem.

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 18:12

National Black Theater

 

An historic institute for African-American dramatic arts, the National Black Theatre enriches the heart of Harlem. Located on the dividing line between East and West Harlem, NBT was founded in 1968 by Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, thereby becoming the country's first revenue-generating black theater arts complex.

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:37

Jacob Restaurant

 

Jacob Restaurant, is the first Black owned and family operated, soul food and salad bar buffet, possessing a huge selection of 42 fresh Southern, Caribbean, and Continental cuisines, all prepared without Trans fats. 

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 17:20

135th Street Newstand

 

Manhattan's newsstands present variations on a theme. Each reflects the personality and business acumen of its owner as well as the needs and tastes of its neighborhood. This newsstand on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and 135th Street in Harlem sports a well-worn office chair where its owner sits and chats with passers-by.

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:57

Church Democracy

 

Harlem has long been the subject of African American cultural and political history, yet a comprehensive account of Harlem’s religious milieu (historical and contemporary) has yet to be developed. On this website you’ll find a growing document of the religious life of the Harlem neighborhood of New York—affectionately known as Harlem, USA.

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 16:20

Mishkin’s Drug Store

 

Mishkin’s Drug Store has been a part of the Harlem Community since 1890. It retains most of it’s original “look” by way of sliding wooden ladders to access shelves, several large hanging antique S&H Green stamp signs, the original stamped tin ceiling, old hexagonal tiles and an old Superman/Clark Kent phone booth which had been gutted by the telephone company in the nineties. 

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Tuesday, 30 April 2013 15:58

Franco The Great, Harlem Street Artist

 

"Franco the Great" known as the "Picasso of Harlem" famous artist is internationally known also for his New Art form. Painting on metal gates for storefronts 125th street in Harlem is unofficially known as "Franco's Blvd." (For his contribution to Harlem). His work can be seen in Africa, Japan, France, Central America, Canada, Spain and Brasil. Franco welcomes the world, to his creation on steel gates.

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Duke Ellington Statue

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Harriet Tubman Statue

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