Fashion: The Dominici Collective: Harlem Upscale Apparel.

On Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd, near 125th Street in Harlem there is a very unique upscale clothing store called the Dominici Collective. This creative clothing store opened in 2019 and weathered the storm of the pandemic lockdown…..doing it in style!

The Dominici Collective

The Dominici Collective is run and curated by Dominique Banks, who has created a stylish and cozy brick and mortar shop with a highly eclectic bend (think from street wear to haute contour) that is absolutely amazing.

This apparel and lifestyle brand offers contemporary streetwear as well as eclectic fashion hard to find anywhere in Harlem.

In addition to the apparel the Dominici Collective also has barber services, and is also a mini art gallery with works and pieces to stylishly adorn your home.

The Dominici Collective

This clothing store has literally something for everyone (including a close shave) and is located at: 2090 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd New York, NY.

So stop by and join the Collective!

American Eagle Outfitters Purchases Quiet Logistics for $350 Million.

Quiet Logistics a third party supplier chain for over 50 customer direct brands which utilizes a hybrid of human and robotics capabilities. With eight fulfillment centers, and based in Devens, Massachusetts creating inventory efficiencies and providing affordable same-day and next-day delivery options to customers and stores.

Quiet Logistics was acquired this month by American Eagle Outfitters in a all cash deal for $350 million this month. This deal follows a May acquisition of Airterra a delivery start up.

The Haunted Harlem Paranormal Investigations 2: The Elegant Classy Gentleman Paranormal Division.

This year in October, the Elegant Classy Gentleman Paranormal Division went scouting for possible paranormal activity sites in mid to upper Manhattan. Here’s what we investigated.

The Amiable Child Memorial: Riverside Park

Amiable Child Memorial

This rare private 200 year old grave site belongs to a 5 year old child (St. Claire Pollock) who died (it is said) from a fall from the parkland cliffs to the rocks below on the Hudson River on July 15, 1797.

The Urn of St. Claire Pollock

Their are different accounts of his family origins. Some say that that a linin merchant which was either his father, or uncle lived in the mansion on Strawberry Hill (which was later renamed Claremont), and on January 18th 1800 he sold the property to a former neighbor, Mrs. Cornelia Verplanck in which he presented her with this request: “There is a small enclosure near your boundary fence within which lie the remains of a favorite child, covered by a marble monument. You will confer a peculiar and interesting favor upon me by allowing me to convey the enclosure to you so that you will consider it a part of your own estate, keeping it, however, always enclosed and sacred.”

Now is the spirit of five year old St. Claire Pollock still attached to the grounds of the monument?

We went to the site to see if we could pick up any evidence of a haunting of any type. while this site is a perfect candidate for a haunting (especially at night) we were not able to detect any paranormal activity at the time. We will definitely return another time with more powerful equipment to test the waters again.

Central Park /59th Street & 5th Ave/AKA: “Swan Lake”

Swan Lake/Central Park

The oldest “Ghost Story” at this site is that of Janet & Rosetta Van Der Voort, aka the ice skating ghost sisters.

The Van Der Voort sisters lived with their wealthy and overprotective father in southeastern central park. They were rarely allowed to go anywhere alone, with the exception of ice skating in the winter at (right you guessed it) the pond, which was near their mansion.

The Van Der Voort Sisters

The years went by and the sisters grew so close that they rejected all male suitors, and died spinsters only a few months apart in 1880. After the their deaths (and many years after into modern times) people have reported seeing the sisters (or rather their ghosts) skating on the pond during the summer and winter in ghostly figure eights.

The Pond/Central Park

We waited at night by the pond, hoping to get a glimpse of the sisters to no avail. We will try again this winter when the pond is frozen over, which seems to be the best time to capture the sisters on camera.