Tag Archives: Harlem

146th St: The Black Hood (Broadway to Riverside Drive)

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Gallery 5 begins in media res somewhere before we reach Broadway.  Here, the landscape changes suddenly into one straight out of some kind of fantasy or sci-fi novel. The signature piece here is a haunting piece of street art I … Continue reading

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146th St: Man Up in Harlem (7th to Edgecombe Aves)

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Gallery 2 presents everyday life in Harlem.  The artworks here function also as social commentary, highlighting the poverty and destitution of residents in the area, and what the community is doing to address this. The highlight of the gallery is … Continue reading

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Manhattan in 12 Sts: 146th St – Mur/al Museum

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“Imagine a city where graffiti wasn’t illegal, a city where everybody could draw whatever they liked. Where every street was awash with a million colours and little phrases. Where standing at a bus stop was never boring. A city that … Continue reading

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125th St – Demolition Depot (3rd to 1st Aves)

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This final chapter of the Tale of 125th Street is titled “Demolition Depot,” after an actual establishment on the street, if only because everything between 3rd and 2nd Avenues at least looks slated for the wrecking ball.  Nothing may come … Continue reading

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125th St – Gentrification Central (7th – 3rd Aves)

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If the appearance of a medical college in the last sector foretold gentrification, here between 7th and 3rd Avenues is where the phenomena is witnessed at full force. Here’s where 125th Street starts to look like a suburban outlet mall. … Continue reading

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125th St – Main Street Parade (Frederick Douglass Blvd to Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd)

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As the iconic Apollo Theater comes into view, Harlem springs into life, in a Disneyland-ish sort of way.  This used to be theater land, after all; Harlem’s equivalent of Broadway.  The Apollo Theater is still a functioning venue, and still … Continue reading

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125th St – Greener Pastures (Broadway to 8th Ave)

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Past Amsterdam Avenue, 125th Street reverts to a village, reminding one of the the days of Nieuw Haarlem, the farming village established by Dutch colonisers in 1658, and occupied by the British very shortly in 1664. Spiritually, this section of … Continue reading

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