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In August 2014 I was fresh out of grad school, broke and confused and STILL in my momma’s crib. Born and bred in Harlem, I notice there were a lot of changes in my community. Fancy new places were popping up and washing out some of the history and culture that makes Harlem, so Harlem. I searched for something that would ignite a passion in me to blend these two worlds       (the old and new Harlem)-from that Harlem & Beyond was Birth in September 2014.

This blog is a place where I share my experiences, fears, explorations and most importantly my community.

TOYA FROM HARLEM IS DEDICATED TO

PRESERVING the rich history of Harlem

HIGHLIGHTING entrepreneurs and change agents

PROMOTING local Harlem businesses

SHARING my crazy adventures in Harlem & beyond

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