Restore Grant’s Tomb To Its Glory (Photographs)

Hearing the term “national park,” most Americans probably think of Yellowstone or Yosemite, expanses that preserve some of the most remarkable natural features in the country.

Grants Tomb, Riverside Drive And 122nd Street, 1897

Grants Tomb, looks north, with 122nd Street and Riverside Drive to the left, the photograph was taken the year of its completion in Morningside Heights, in 1897.

Dining With Miss Lil: Harlem Havana Cultural Events

By Lil Nickelson Throughout Harlem Week 2017 their theme, “Harlem: Home of Immigrants” has been carefully intertwined throughout this year’s events and happenings.

The Harlem’s Luxurious Claremont Restaurant And Inn At Riverside Drive NY 1895

A great image the moment a Havemeyer Coach carriages riding north from the multi-story Claremont Restaurant and Inn at Riverside Drive (at 123rd Street, a block north of Grant’s Tomb) in Harlem, NY on May 25, 1895.

The Havemeyer Coach At The Claremont In Harlem 1895

A great image catching an intimate moment at the Havemeyer Coach just arriving at the Claremont Inn at Riverside Drive (between 121st and 123rd Streets, a block north of Grant’s Tomb) in West Harlem, New York on May 25, 1895.

Harlem Luxury At The Claremont Inn, NY 1804-1950’s (Photographs)

The outdoor photographs of the historic Claremont Inn on Riverside Drive at 121st Street in West Harlem, New York, 1804 until the early 1950’s, are well documented with images of the exterior decks and dinning areas.

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The Harlem Swing Dance Society: Promoting The Lindy Hop in Harlem

By Lil Nickelson The Harlem Swing Dance Society (“THSDS”) is leading a dance renaissance in Harlem, the birth place of the lindy hop and swing. 

DOT Weakened Riverside Drive Plan For CB 9 [Updated]

DOT watered down and delayed an already half-hearted plan to make Riverside Drive safer for walking in deference to opposition from Community Board 9 in Harlem.

The Claremont Hotel, Harlem, New York 1915

A spectacular night-time photograph looking south of the Claremont Hotel, located just a block north of Grant’s Tomb, was a legendary, Riverside venue (between 121st and 123rd Streets) for the well-to-do in its day in West Harlem, New York.

The Claremont Inn, West Harlem, 1804

The Claremont Inn, it was an incredibly beautiful structure that stood along the Hudson River, just north of where Grant’s Tomb now stands from right after the Revolution until 1951 and that it catered to the glitterati of the city and country including President McKinley, Lillian Russell, Cole Porter, Admiral Dewey, President Taft, lots of Continue Reading →