Tuesday, July 28, 2009

☞ WALK: Amsterdam News


While strolling around FDB/8th Avenue, one might notice the landmarked Amsterdam News building at the corner of 126th Street, but many might not remember its origins. Formerly one of the big four African-American newspapers in the United States, the Amsterdam News was founded in 1909 by James Henry Anderson and originally established in a brownstone on 2293 Seventh Avenue and 135th Street. Past writers for the still-weekly paper have included W.E.B. Du Bois and Malcolm X. Take the the A,B,C,D to 125th Street. www.amsterdamnews.com

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