Beautiful Ha(a)rlem: The More Things Change, The More They Stay The Same


Photo: Kelsie Bonaparte

Located on 145th and Frederick Douglass Blvd. Formerly known as "Willies Burgers"

Photo: Kelsie Bonaparte

Photo: Kelsie Bonaparte

Photo: Kelsie Bonaparte

Photo: Kelsie Bonaparte

Photo: Kelsie Bonaparte

Photo: Kelsie Bonaparte

Photo: Kelsie Bonaparte

Harlem is the center of African-American culture. Being a Harlem native, I know this is a neighborhood built on a rich and remarkable history that spans decades. One recent afternoon, I took some time to reflect on this neighborhood's tradition and beauty (all through the lens of my smart phone)! As I stepped outside I was immediately enveloped by the hustle and bustle of 125th Street.

I made my way up to 145th Street and Frederick Douglass Blvd. and commenced my mini photo tour through Harlem. As I was taking photos, the memories of the Harlem I used to know came flooding back to mind. It finally dawned on me how much Harlem has physically changed!

I realize now more than ever that I should appreciate the things that are familiar all the while accepting changes that are for the better. Feel free to check out some photos from my day in Harlem!

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