New Harlem cinema big on Imagenation

New Harlem cinema big on Imagenation

There are 1654 comments on the New York Daily News story from Aug 7, 2006, titled New Harlem cinema big on Imagenation. In it, New York Daily News reports that:

The food will have a decidedly local flavor - and so will the movies. At a new Harlem theater slated to open next year, Moikgantsi Kgama and Gregory Gates plan to serve chicken patties, empanadas, grapefruit ...

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GJV1

Revere, MA

#920 Jul 19, 2011
Driver KC changed his car a few times, there was a place, matter of fact it is still there, called Les Dunham's he did all the players cars, he put a see thu bubble top on a player named BigTime's car, this was long before Moonroofs were out, Nobody ever mentions some of the Ohio players like Fast Black/ james Mc Crea or Calvin DOG ferguson, they were part of the Ohio team that came to the Apple in the late 's with Porkey/Silky of Gentlemen of Liesure fame, and I ain't heard one person mention Bobby Beck, came through the City I think in 'sixty eight YaAll know him as Iceburg Slim, people like Ice T and Ice cube took the name Ice to pay homage to Slim, he was an old man when I met him, probably the same age I am now. Peace
the Driver

Norwood, PA

#921 Jul 19, 2011
GJV1 wrote:
Driver KC changed his car a few times, there was a place, matter of fact it is still there, called Les Dunham's he did all the players cars, he put a see thu bubble top on a player named BigTime's car, this was long before Moonroofs were out, Nobody ever mentions some of the Ohio players like Fast Black/ james Mc Crea or Calvin DOG ferguson, they were part of the Ohio team that came to the Apple in the late 's with Porkey/Silky of Gentlemen of Liesure fame, and I ain't heard one person mention Bobby Beck, came through the City I think in 'sixty eight YaAll know him as Iceburg Slim, people like Ice T and Ice cube took the name Ice to pay homage to Slim, he was an old man when I met him, probably the same age I am now. Peace
Yeah gas;
I remember him as Iceberg Slim also. That was the first book I ever read front cover to cover. I just couldn't [put it down. The second was "The Autobiography of malcolm X...
GJV1

Revere, MA

#922 Jul 22, 2011
Driver funny thing, those are two books I read over and over, I met Iceburg when he came to NYC to do an interview, he never gt the proper rspect fr his book, it was better then anything Donald Goines wrote although Donald was a goodwritewr but Bobby Beck (iceburg) hisbook was a masterpiece, I'm sittin here writing this and my new cat is sitting onmy lap, Nancy and I adopd an 18 year old male cat, his owner was a psychologist and nmed him PROSAC, I'm going to textyou a pic of him, I am not sure if the phone numbe I have foryou is a cell but if it is expct a picture of this beautiful cat.Damn I'm stupid sometime, i'll just email it to you. It is on the way. Yeah after my last cat Boomboom died I said NO MORE AIMALS!! but thisguywas going to the gas chambr because the assistant of the owner said shejust couldn't keep another cat, even though she promiced her boss she would. Peace
the driver

Norwood, PA

#923 Jul 22, 2011
GJV1 wrote:
Driver funny thing, those are two books I read over and over, I met Iceburg when he came to NYC to do an interview, he never gt the proper rspect fr his book, it was better then anything Donald Goines wrote although Donald was a goodwritewr but Bobby Beck (iceburg) hisbook was a masterpiece, I'm sittin here writing this and my new cat is sitting onmy lap, Nancy and I adopd an 18 year old male cat, his owner was a psychologist and nmed him PROSAC, I'm going to textyou a pic of him, I am not sure if the phone numbe I have for you is a cell but if it is expct a picture of this beautiful cat.Damn I'm stupid sometime, i'll just email it to you. It is on the way. Yeah after my last cat Boomboom died I said NO MORE AIMALS!! but thisguywas going to the gas chambr because the assistant of the owner said shejust couldn't keep another cat, even though she promiced her boss she would. Peace
damn gas. If I didn't know better I would think we were the same person. My daughter just lost her job for some stupid shit they did to her. I'll get to that later, but when she came home, her and my grandaughter, they bought their cat, "Cloe" and I have my own cat, "tatiana" My daughter said they will learn to get together but I saw tatty looking in the back room from under the door at Cloe and she was hissing and took a swing at her from under the door. "Tatiana" knows this is her space. Neither of them have been fixed. I guess that will come next week. If it ain't one thing it's the other. Shit just keeps on coming and coming. I gotta go make a phone call about this new Delaware medical marijuana program I'm trying to get into since they legalized it in Delaware. Holla at ya...~B1...
Blakths116

Oceanside, NY

#924 Jul 23, 2011
How did hollywood Harold munger die?
the Driver

Norwood, PA

#925 Jul 24, 2011
Blakths116 wrote:
How did hollywood Harold munger die?
Dayum Blak; If it were a month or two earlier I hadda a brotha in law that knew him well and worked in the Cafe lounge on 147th street and Amsterdam Avenue and hadda picture of him. I went to Damrosch junior high with harold munger the 2nd his nephew. Fly dressin dude yo. But my brothat-in-law passed away about the same time as Georgie Flu. Sorry, I would really like to help you. I know he was a well respected man from whaT i HEAR.~B1...1...
cpo357

Hasbrouck Heights, NJ

#926 Jul 24, 2011
GJV1 wrote:
Driver funny thing, those are two books I read over and over, I met Iceburg when he came to NYC to do an interview, he never gt the proper rspect fr his book, it was better then anything Donald Goines wrote although Donald was a goodwritewr but Bobby Beck (iceburg) hisbook was a masterpiece, I'm sittin here writing this and my new cat is sitting onmy lap, Nancy and I adopd an 18 year old male cat, his owner was a psychologist and nmed him PROSAC, I'm going to textyou a pic of him, I am not sure if the phone numbe I have foryou is a cell but if it is expct a picture of this beautiful cat.Damn I'm stupid sometime, i'll just email it to you. It is on the way. Yeah after my last cat Boomboom died I said NO MORE AIMALS!! but thisguywas going to the gas chambr because the assistant of the owner said shejust couldn't keep another cat, even though she promiced her boss she would. Peace
Do you remember some pimps from sugar hill, they came in the early 70's and opened up a barber shop/beauty parlor on St. Nicholas ave. and 149th and 150th st, one's name was Neville and they were running the girls through the beauty parlor, heroin messed them up and they ended up losing everything
Blakths116

Oceanside, NY

#927 Jul 24, 2011
the Driver wrote:
<quoted text> Dayum Blak; If it were a month or two earlier I hadda a brotha in law that knew him well and worked in the Cafe lounge on 147th street and Amsterdam Avenue and hadda picture of him. I went to Damrosch junior high with harold munger the 2nd his nephew. Fly dressin dude yo. But my brothat-in-law passed away about the same time as Georgie Flu. Sorry, I would really like to help you. I know he was a well respected man from whaT i HEAR.~B1...1...
Damn man... From what I hear he was doing it big.. Nobody seems to have a story about him.. Somebody told me he got shot bc he was sleeping with somebody's girl..
GJV1

Revere, MA

#928 Jul 25, 2011
Hey to everyone out there hat bought my book I sincerly thank you, I have ask a quston, was amnyoe around on July 4,1976 therews a shootout rigt in front of the Shalimar, but by ten it wa turne into an ater hoursclub there wee four of us, I was in a '76 yellow plain jane eldoradowth my partner Ballin Draffen, hewas arueing with some dude that ripped of one f the girls that was selling our coke, aother dudeleaned a flower box against oneof te parking meters there but obviouly didn't pay ay attention to me I wa standing on the drvers side of m car, the mother of my only child Chantel, Rene "dirty red" Hall came up to talk to me and had to tell hr to get away, as I told her tht Ballin punched the dude in the chest, as the dude ired and missed the guytook a shotgunout ofthe boxand was aiming itatBallin, Ishot at his chest but heturnedadgot hit in mthe foot or legor someting, while this is happening the owner of a Blak Pontiac is standing in the middle of four people shooting uelling you M Fers better not mess up my car, a week later the guy I hit sent a message tat he wsn't mad at gtting shot but was mad caus the guy that shot him was a white boy. Thats the whole story what I wat to know is does anyone remember the shotout o the guy that shot Ballin that I shot. My email address is [email protected]
Ant Samuel

Ann Arbor, MI

#929 Jul 27, 2011
Hey does anyone have any info on mookie jackson?
Ali Bowser

Virginia Beach, VA

#930 Jul 28, 2011
Below I've listed a number Black/African-American underworld figures of Harlem as follows; William "Bub" Hewlett, "Big Bleau" Rainier... Ulysses Rollins... Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, Nat Petigrew... "Big Joe" Richards, "Red" Dillard Morrison... Clarence "Mookie" Jackson... and John? "Pop" Freeman. Please note that Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson was the most powerful African-American gangster of all!
the Driver

Norwood, PA

#931 Jul 29, 2011
Blakths116 wrote:
<quoted text>
Damn man... From what I hear he was doing it big.. Nobody seems to have a story about him.. Somebody told me he got shot bc he was sleeping with somebody's girl..
Youngun, you know sometimes when you can't acquire any info about a person after they have been here and gone is because they had their business so tight that even the street had no idea what their plan was. Needless to say, I have heard the name "Hollywood Harold" a thousand times but, I have never really known or seen the man in my life other then a picture my sister had in the Cafe Lounge, and that was from a over the shoulder angle. If I were asked for any information about him for ten million dollars I would not be able to. I guess he lived as he wanted to be remembered. Not leaving anything to haunt his family after he was gone. I think that's the way it should be. Do your thing and when it's over, it's over. Hope you much success in your quest. Try and google his name. You never know.~B1 from 145th street.
lata
Black History

Howell, NJ

#932 Aug 5, 2011
Have any of you guys ever heard of a Guy name Rufus "Brooklyn Heavy" Boyd , He was a Underground Drag Racing Legend and He also did his thing in the Streets , Even got a big jail sentence, I have seen Photos of him and his cars and read many stories online , I am just wondering Did Harlem Cats come down to Brooklyn and Mix it up with the Racing and Betting Back in those 70s or did they not want any part or of that . I also noticed that many of that the So-called legends came from North and South Carolina , Frank Lucas , Frank Matthews,Rufus Boyd, Bumpy Johnson, Ike Atkinson,and Many Others
Scrimp Almighty Pi

Norfolk, VA

#933 Aug 15, 2011
Ali Bowser wrote:
Below I've listed a number Black/African-American underworld figures of Harlem as follows; William "Bub" Hewlett, "Big Bleau" Rainier... Ulysses Rollins... Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, Nat Petigrew... "Big Joe" Richards, "Red" Dillard Morrison... Clarence "Mookie" Jackson... and John? "Pop" Freeman. Please note that Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson was the most powerful African-American gangster of all!
-see James Warner, Stephanie St. Clair, Casper Holstein, Wilfred Brandon, Jose Miro, Joseph Ison, Masjoe Ison and Simeon Francis
Ant Samuel

Ann Arbor, MI

#934 Aug 16, 2011
Scrimp Almighty Pi wrote:
<quoted text>
-see James Warner, Stephanie St. Clair, Casper Holstein, Wilfred Brandon, Jose Miro, Joseph Ison, Masjoe Ison and Simeon Francis
Arent those people mainly number banker owners not gangsters right?
HLK2

Elkridge, MD

#936 Aug 18, 2011
Ant Samuel wrote:
<quoted text>
Arent those people mainly number banker owners not gangsters right?
Bankers were Gangsters. Believe that! In Queens, old school cats like Pop, Cornbread, and others(if you know them cool-lol) were down with and/or behind cats like Heime, Early, Bump, Feurtados, Cat, Preme, Corleys etc. And you better pay them-lol (What did 50 say- Lex 450 pulled up that's Cornbread... but his money sent many men to trauma). Also, the Bankers were under pressure from the Italians. There were was definitely violence. Definitely Gangsters! In fact they were known as Gangsters or Jitterbugs.
Ali Bowser

Norfolk, VA

#937 Aug 18, 2011
Ali Bowser wrote:
Below I've listed a number Black/African-American underworld figures of Harlem as follows; William "Bub" Hewlett, "Big Bleau" Rainier... Ulysses Rollins... Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson, Nat Petigrew... Joseph "Big Joe" Ison ("Big Joe" Richards), "Red" Dillard Morrison... Clarence "Mookie" Jackson... and John? "Pop" Freeman. Please note that Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson was the most powerful African-American gangster of all!
-see The Unholy Three William "Bub" Hewlett, Fitzgerald "Fritzie" Grant and Malcolm "Blue" Reinier (...Williams Pennyfeather)
Scrimp Almighty Pi

Norfolk, VA

#938 Aug 18, 2011
Ant Samuel wrote:
<quoted text>
Arent those people mainly number banker owners not gangsters right?
40 Thieves gang associate Stephanie St. Clair (also known as the Tigress of Marseilles) was a numbers banker, Jewish gangster Aurther Flegenheimer ("Dutch Schultz") was called the numbers king, owney Madden, who own the Cotton Club later decided to get involved in the number rackets, Charles "Lucky" Luciano ceased control over most of Harlems number banks... the Pleasant Ave. Bunch; Joey Adonis, "Trigger Mike" Coppola and "Fat Tony" Salerno posed as frontmen for the Genovese crime family, their job to write policy and watch over number rackets in Harlem... gunman Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson later became a numbers banker so not only were a lot of number bankers gangsters but they were bosses in New York City's underworld.
Scrimp Almighty Pi

Norfolk, VA

#939 Aug 18, 2011
The 40 Thieves gang associate Stephanie St. Clair (also known as the Tigress of Marseilles) was a numbers banker, Jewish gangster Aurther Flegenheimer ("Dutch Schultz") was called the numbers king, owney Madden, who own the Cotton Club later decided to get involved in the number rackets, Charles "Lucky" Luciano ceased control over most of Harlems number banks... the Pleasant Ave. Bunch; Joey Adonis, "Trigger Mike" Coppola and "Fat Tony" Salerno posed as frontmen for the Genovese crime family, their job to write policy and watch over number rackets in Harlem... gunman Ellsworth "Bumpy" Johnson later became a numbers banker so not only were a lot of number bankers gangsters but they were bosses in New York City's underworld.
The driver

Wallingford, PA

#940 Aug 19, 2011
This is one thing I need to know about someone I almost forgot about. Does anyone that was on Sugarhill, back in the 50's remember a guy in the numbers game named Pappy. He had 2 smaller kids around my age which was about 9-19 at the time? Help me if you remember...Thank you
The "D"

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