From Weekquaeskeek To Point Of Rocks, St. Nicholas Avenue’s Amazing History

Untappedcities.com reports that St. Nicholas Avenue that extends north-south from 111th Street to 193rd Street,  St. Nicholas Avenue is, of course, named after  that Saint Nicholas, 4th century saint, Greek bishop of the once important Lycian city Myra (now called Demre, Turkey), and the inspiration for today’s Westernized St. Nick, also known as Santa Claus. 

729-731 St. Nicholas Avenue Sugar Hill, Harlem New York 1891

Forgotten NY qoutes Harlem’s historian Michael Henry Adams, author of Harlem: Lost and Found who describes Sugar Hill’s architecture (P.T. Barnum house, St. John’s Baptist Church, St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal):

Horse And Wagon Transit, Lenox And St. Nicholas Avenues, Harlem, NY 1901

An incredible early image of a Horse and Wagon Transit (station) seen at Lenox Avenue and St. Nicholas Avenue (not sure of the cross street), Harlem, New York 1901

Urban Thread Week In St. Nicholas Park

Enjoy a sun set evening of creating, sharing and networking in the world of fiber, textile and needle arts. Bring a chair, blanket, your latest project and let’s create together.

Sunday Sermon At St. Nicholas Park In Harlem

Get your dancing shoes and join Sundae Sermon in Harlem with Tony Touch, Cool Marv, Cosi, Stormin Norman, hosted by Bevy Smith, and a special performance by the cast of Mighty Real,A Fabulous Sylvester musical and a surprise guests.

Pilot Lands On St. Nicholas Avenue, 1956

Surprise airplane landings always make headlines. Who will forget Capt. Chesley Sullenberger steering a US Airways jetliner onto the Hudson River in 2009?

‘9 Miles From N. York,’ 1709, St. Nicholas Park. Harlem

The milestones marker is dated from 1709 as the 9th mile from New York within St. Nicholas Park. According to Harlem+Bespoke , it was taken around the 133rd Street and St. Nicholas Park area in 1955.

Photo Of The Day: Sledding in St Nicholas Park On the Great Lawn!

Great photo of a snow day means Harlem sledding in St. Nicholas Park for family, friends and all comers on the fabulous Great Lawn!

Pinehurst, aka Koch’s New Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel

Occasionally one comes across mention of “Koch’s New Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel,” a quasi-rural roadhouse that opened in the vicinity of Hamilton Heights around 1883 or 1884, after the old Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel in Central Park burned down (in 1881) and before the new one opened (in 1884). This operated at least until the Continue Reading →

A Sinful Delay Hits St. Stephen Community AME Church In Harlem

An unfinished church, an ongoing lawsuit and a dwindling congregation were the last things the Rev. C. Carlton Woodward envisioned nearly seven years ago when he struck a big deal with a trio of developers.

The St. Nick’s Dog Run Coffee Bark

Dear Friends, The St. Nick’s Dog Run Coffee Bark happens this Saturday, October 4th from 9am-11am. Come enjoy the beautiful autumn at the Dog Run with some coffee, donuts and fun while socializing with fellow dog owners and discussing issues concerning St. Nicholas Park and St. Nick’s Dog Run.

Man Robs Harlem Businesses At Knifepoint

The NYPD is trying to identify a man that robbed two Harlem businesses last week, police told Patch. Police released surveillance photos of the suspect (seen above) in the days following the stick ups.

Dizzy Gillespie And Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams Behind The Apollo Theater 1940’s (Photo)

A friend, young jazz Dizzy Gillespie gabbed around the collar by big man Henry “Rubberlegs” Williams (far right) having fun at the Apollo Theater in Harlem, NY 1940’s. 

Harlem’s Ydanis Rodriguez Asks, How Would You Spend $1 Million In Your Hood?

Council person Ydanis Rodriguez says, you can help decide how to spend public funds on community improvements to parks, schools, libraries, streets, and more through Participatory Budgeting 2017.

Harlem Street Renamed After Baseball Legend One-Time Harlem Resident Willie Mays

A street in Harlem, New York now bears the name of Willie Mays, one of the most legendary baseball players of all time.