David Adjaye’s Children’s Museum Opens In Harlem

1451383_Adjaye_sugar_hill_museum5The children’s museum within Adjaye Associates’ Sugar Hill housing project in Harlem New York opens to the public on Saturday. Continue Reading →

Riverside Church And Grant’s Tomb, Harlem, NY, 1930 (updated)

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Riverside Church and Grant’s Tomb (right) looking south on 121st Street and Riverside Drive in Harlem, New York, 1910 1930. Continue Reading →

Harlem Block Association Tries to Save Church

Saving-the-Former-Harlem-Horse-Stable_fullwidthIn July, the Second Friendship Baptist Church sold the horse stable-turned church building to a private buyer for $1.5 million. A couple of weeks later, the city approved the new owner’s plan to demolish it. Continue Reading →

Cathedral Of Saint John the Divine, Harlem 1935-1941

e_s_n31_00wpa264A great apartment view of the Cathedral Of Saint John the Divine at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue and other buildings in the “close”, Harlem, New York, 1935-1941. Continue Reading →

Mount Morris Baptist Church, Harlem, NY 1890’s

Mount Moriah Baptist Church1Mount Morris Baptist Church post-card at 2050 Fifth Avenue (between 126th and 127th), Harlem, NY, 1890’s. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Cafe Pacheteau And Jacques Pacheteau, NY, 1890-1911

Cafe Pacheteau1Harlem has always been an international village, and the history of the Cafe Pacheteau, at 128th Street and 3rd Avenue, (just east of 3rd Street) in Harlem, New York, 1911, echoes that point. Continue Reading →

Historic Harlem House With $3.6M Flair

184654710NY.Curbed reports that when Keisha Martin picked up the townhouse at 112 West 118th Street, it was near derelict. With the help of architecture firm Briggs Knowles, the Wall Street executive (who, judging by a bedroom-turned-studio full of canvases, has an artistic bent) sought to renovate the townhouse to align with her more progressive tastes. Continue Reading →