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  Harlem - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
In the 1920s, Harlem was the center of a flowering of African American culture that became known as the Harlem Renaissance.
The popularity of bolito waned with the introduction of the New York State lottery, which has higher payouts and is legal, but the practice continues on a smaller scale among those who prefer the "numbers" tradition or who prefer to trust their local numbers runner over the state.
Residents of Harlem rioted in 1935, 1943, 1964, 1968, and 1995.
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 Harlem -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Finally, the western boundary of Harlem is the (A New York river; flows southward into New York Bay; explored by Henry Hudson early in the 17th century) Hudson River, which additionally serves as a city, county, and state line.
Italian Harlem is gone as well, though it lasted longer than Jewish Harlem (traces of Italian Harlem lasted into the (The decade from 1970 to 1979) 1970s, in the area around Pleasant Avenue).
Harlem was spared most of the rioting that plagued other fl neighborhoods in the (The decade from 1960 to 1969) 1960s, although it did play host to a relatively minor disturbance in 1964.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/h/ha/harlem.htm   (889 words)

 New York and Harlem Railroad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The New York and Harlem Railroad (now the Metro-North Railroad Harlem Line) was one of the first railroads in the United States, and possibly the first street railway, running north from Lower Manhattan to and beyond Harlem.
The New York City Railway, which leased the Metropolitan, went bankrupt in 1908 (?), and was sold to receivers, who gave the Fourth Avenue line back to the Metropolitan Street Railway for operation on July 31, 1908.
The New York Central was formed from 10 smaller companies in 1853, with leases on the Buffalo and Niagara Falls and Rochester and Lake Ontario.
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 Harlem, New York
By 1930 the fl population of New York had more than tripled, to 328,000 persons, 180,000 of whom lived in Harlem, — two-thirds of all African Americans in New York City and 12 percent of the entire population.
Harlem fls owned less than 20 percent of Harlem's businesses in 1929, and the onset of the Depression quadrupled relief applications within two years.
When, in 1989, Harlem's David Dinkins was elected mayor of New York, racial divisions briefly lessened and some parts of Harlem were revitalized.
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 New York City - Harlem
The negro is not persecuted in New York.
Harlem, the Harlem of the poor, overcrowded, underfed, with children crippled with rickets and scurvy.
Among interesting Harlem figures are men like Dr. Dubois, the editor of "The Crisis," and James Weldon John-son, the poet, whose commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the emancipation of the negro was published in the "New York Times" in 1913.
www.oldandsold.com /articles06/new-york-city-63.shtml   (8471 words)

 FC-New York - Spotlight On - Harlem RBI   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Harlem RBI uses baseball and softball and the power of teams to provide inner city youth with opportunities to play, to learn and to grow, inspiring them to recognize their potential and realize their dreams.
Today, with the implementation of a three-year strategic plan under way, Harlem RBI is expanding and improving its programs to further capitalize on the positive experiences youth gain from participating as a member of a team, or peer group.
Harlem RBI engages over 350 inner city youth, ages seven to eighteen, in a comprehensive range of activities.
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 Harlem, New York   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Oct 8, 2005 9:02 am US/Eastern (1010 WINS) (NEW YORK) Harlem man was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for his role in the death of a 13-year-old girl who was slain in her apartment, killed over a $100 dollar debt.
Exhibit depicts slavery in N.Y. NEW YORK (LA Times) — Her name was Violet.
NEW YORK -- Police were looking for a man who allegedly strangled his girlfriend in her Harlem home over the weekend.
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 Ebony: Cultural Revival Empowers And Transforms - Harlem, New York
While Harlem's "Renaissance" of 1930s and '40s is often romanticized as a liberating artistic epoch, one in which Black writers and performers congregated en masse and constructed a new aesthetic that transformed American music, theater and literature, many members of the current artistic community view the period a bit more skeptically.
Launched as "Harlem Day" 27 years ago as a means of raising the community's spirits after decades of decline, the celebration now takes up nearly the entire month of August and includes everything from jazz festivals to a celebrity basketball tournament.
But those in Harlem's cultural community, while pleased with the current wave of publicity their work is receiving, also stress that the cultural scene in Harlem has always been dynamic.
www.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_m1077/is_10_56/ai_76770632   (1339 words)

 Salon Wanderlust | Postmark: Harlem, New York
With the New York crime rate dropping every year (and the second biggest drop occurring in northern Manhattan), word is that Harlem is poised to experience another Renaissance -- although a slightly more commercial version of the literary original.
New York Gov. George Pataki announced last November, "You don't succeed in moving forward if you rebuild Wall Street and 42nd Street, but ignore 125th Street," backing a proposed $11.2 million shopping and entertainment complex called Harlem USA that will stretch between St. Nicholas and Eighth avenues.
At its new venue on 125th Street it welcomes both fl and white customers for evening jazz and blues shows and a weekend gospel all-you-can-eat brunch, which begins with grace and ends a few hours later with resident gospel singer Ann Sinclair asking everyone to cup their hands and imagine filling them with their problems.
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 Harlem And New York City
A TIN PAN ALLEY song hit was a major factor in changing the face of New York geographically and establishing Harlem as an amusement center.
Due to the inroads of progress, modern (and expensive) apartment houses, new and modern schools, new hospital wings, and up-to-date housing developments are wiping out the old landmarks.
But Harlem no longer welcomes "slumming" parties, and a visitor—even a born New Yorker—would do well to take an informed guide along when visiting the region north of 125th St. In recent years, top Negro talent is featured at most of the midtown and down-town clubs.
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 Harlem - New York City Neighborhood - NYC
Harlem's new residents are strikingly diverse: straight and gay, fl and white, Asian and European.
Central Harlem stretches from Central Park North to the Harlem River and from Fifth Avenue to St. Nicholas Avenue.
West Harlem, including Hamilton Heights and Sugar Hill, stretches from 123rd to 155th Streets and from St. Nicholas Avenue to the Hudson River.
www.newyorkmetro.com /realestate/articles/neighborhoods/harlem.htm   (743 words)

 Introduction: The Harlem River - New York's Forgotten Waterfront
Despite its important role in the development of New York City, the Harlem River, which is found along the northeastern shore of Manhattan and the southern banks of the Bronx, today stands as an undervalued and marginal civic resource.
The river is home to the once-busiest terminal market in the United States, some of New York’s earliest potable water infrastructure, numerous nineteenth and early twentieth century residences and industrial buildings, and several notable engineering achievements.
Despite its current relative obscurity, the Harlem River rivals its neighboring bodies of water in its wealth of historic fabric and onetime profound role in supporting New York’s rise to prominence.
www.arch.columbia.edu /hp/research/introduction.html   (1258 words)

 ZipUSA: Harlem, New York @ nationalgeographic.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
In 1990 a surgeon at Harlem Hospital and a professor at Columbia University wrote in the New England Journal of Medicine that the life expectancy for men in Harlem was less than that of men in Bangladesh.
Harlem had become a symbol of the dangers of inner-city life.
When Fidel Castro visited New York City in 1960, he chose to stay at the Hotel Theresa in Harlem and met with prominent fl leaders including Malcolm X and Langston Hughes.
www.nationalgeographic.com /ngm/0104/feature6   (727 words)

 New National Jazz Museum in Harlem - Wired New York Forum
“Harlem was really a port of call in a way no other place was,” said jazz musician Loren Schoenberg, executive director of the jazz museum.
Others think a museum could educate new generations about a genre that is no longer the currency of the young.
Still, with Jazz at Lincoln Center preparing to open a new facility, the planners don’t think the museum should primarily be a performance space.
www.wirednewyork.com /forum/showthread.php?t=3247   (916 words)

 AllRefer.com - Harlem, New York (NY) - (neighborhood) - Facts and Information
Harlem, residential and business section of upper Manhattan, N.Y. city, bounded roughly by 110th St. (S), the East R. (E) and Harlem R.
Harlem had a large Jewish pop.; starting around 1910 Harlem became the scene of increasing Afr.-Amer.
Harlem today has a mixture of poverty and some gentrification, in part due to a city policy favoring renovations of abandoned residential bldgs.
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 Genealogy and History of HARLEM, New York
New Harlem, past and present : the story of an amazing civic wrong, now at last to be righted New York: New Harlem Pub.
The battle of Harlem Heights : September 16, 1776 : with a review of the events of the campaign New York: Pub.
New York: The Knickerbocker Press, 1887, 62 pgs.
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In Harlem Heights we get off the bus to view Alexander Hamilton’s meticulously kept house, and we run into some notorious local color--an African-American panhandler who is not happy that our tour guide has brought us into the ‘hood and hurls expletives her way.
Our destination among the approximately 400 churches in Harlem is the Paradise Baptist Church, a small church with lots of heart.
After stops to stroll through a leafy neighborhood, walk along wide 125th Street in front of the world-famous Apollo theater (which is open selling t-shirts and other souvenirs from the lobby), and make a pit stop in an ever-reliable McDonald’s, the tour is over and we are returned to mid-town.
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 mta.info | Metro-North Railroad FAQ's
A subsidiary of New York State's Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Metro-North was founded in 1983 when the MTA assumed control of Conrail commuter operations in the states of New York and Connecticut.
Metro-North's roots can be traced back to the New York & Harlem Railroad, which began in 1832 as a horse-car line in lower Manhattan.
Today, with 384 route miles and 775 miles of track, Metro-North goes to 120 stations distributed in seven counties in New York State--Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester, Bronx, New York (Manhattan), Rockland, and Orange-and two counties in the state of Connecticut--New Haven and Fairfield.
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 Jazz Returns to Harlem - New York Times Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
And where a new dance step, "the Sand," was officially u nveiled in November 1941, as reported in "Tavern Topics," the nightclub column in The Amsterdam News.
Hamiet Bluiett's quartet played three sets in the Zebra room, with some of New York's finest players in his rhythm section: the pianist John Hicks, the bassist Andy McCloud, and the drummer Nasheet Waits, who deconstructs the rhythm in his solos and comes up with altogether different patterns.
She left New York for a few months and returned determined to bring music to a club that had none.
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 Screening and Referral for Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Harlem, New York
In the Harlem community in New York City, a multi racial and ethnic population, it is also the leading cause of hospitalization with enormous costs and loss of manpower.
Harlem Hospital Center in conjunction with a New York City-wide cardiovascular health project (“Heart Beat”) conducted a community outreach pilot study to identify individuals at cardiovascular risk within the Harlem community and refer them for medical care.
Conclusion: In the urban minority community of Harlem, NY, we are finding, as compared to national prevalence rates, excessive high rates of [modifiable] cardiovascular risk factors (i.e.
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 Harlem (New York, NY) News
Harlem's renaissance: Near Central Park, Harlem includes favorites such as Showman's, Sylvia's, and Londel's for food and entertainment; and the Morris-Jumel Mansion, Manhattan's oldest house.
The Bronx is the last housing frontier, says Willie Kathryn Suggs, a prominent Harlem real estate broker who has crossed the river and expanded her business into the South Bronx.
Oct 8, 2005 9:02 am US/Eastern Harlem man was sentenced today to 18 years in prison for his role in the death of a 13-year-old girl who was slain in her apartment, killed over a $100 dollar debt.
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 New York City.com : harlem in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island
New York City.com : harlem in New York City, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, the Bronx, Staten Island
The legendary Apollo Theater, "where stars are born and legends made", is a source of pride for...
Roberto Clemente State Park is a 25-acre waterfront park located along the Harlem River in the...
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 Travel Guide to New York - Harlem   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Harlem is a crossroads for people from all over the world.
Harlem boasts unparalleled historical and cultural attractions that represent a virutal microcosm of America - both today and yesterday.
Over 40 sites in Upper Manhattan are designated landmarks of New York City and six historic districts fall within its boundaries.
www.vgp.com /new_york/english/html/harlem_english.html   (61 words)

 Injury Free New York (Harlem)
The Harlem Hospital Injury Prevention Program (HHIPP) was developed in 1988 by surgeon Dr. Barbara Barlow, now the Director of the National Injury Free Coalition for Kids.
The purpose of incorporating the resources of a major trauma center was to explore whether an urban public hospital could play a leadership role in mobilizing the community to prevent childhood deaths and injuries.
·Harlem Horizons Art Studio: The art studio provides community children a safe environment where they are given the opportunity to grow, heal, and express themselves through art.
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 Harlem Valley Rail Trail
The Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association, Inc. was founded in April, 1996.
he trail is maintained by Dutchess County in the south; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation to the north; and by a corp of Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association volunteers along its entire length.
Harlem Valley Rail Trail Association is a public tax-exempt charitable organization (501c3).
www.hvrt.org   (232 words)

 Worldisround - New York - Harlem - Scenic Walks in Manhattan pictures
The shorter buildings in Harlem did little to keep the sun out, so it was a nice, bright sunny walk up to 125th Street.
When I got home from the trip and described my various sightseeing exploits to my friends and colleagues, when I got to the Harlem walk portion I was repeated asked the same question: *Weren/t you scared?* Like I said at the start, I had some apprehensions at first.
I have more New York pictures and recommendations on my personal website at http://www.emarkwasson.com and follow the path Travel > Highlights > New York.
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 Amazon.com: Books: Harlem (Caldecott Honor Book)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Walter Dean Myers's songlike poem relates the story of a group of people who settled in New York City, hoping to improve their lots in life, only to discover that racism could still keep them from achieving success.
Well-known Harlem landmarks, such as the Cotton Club and the Apollo Theater, are mentioned, as are famous African Americans, like Langston Hughes and Joe Louis.
The pride and determination of the people of Harlem are also demonstrated, as is their at times overwhelming despair.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0590543407?v=glance   (1563 words)

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