The NY Times commented that, “the earth never rests, not even in the city that never sleeps,” is on point because the rift in the crust that runs along underneath this street from the East River to New Jersey and is known as the 125th Street Fault or the Manhattanville Fault is live. Continue Reading →
Steep Rock Bouldering, an East Harlem rock climbing gym, has signed a 6,500-square-foot lease at 79 Quay Street in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn for its first location in the borough and third outlet in New York City, Commercial Observer has learned. Continue Reading →
In his book Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx (New-York Historical Society, 1938; written in 1916), James Ruel Smith documented several springs in the area near Broadway and 125th Street which were still flowing at the time– between 1890 and 1915.
Nash Motors Company was an American automobile manufacturer based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the United States from 1916 to 1937. From 1937 to 1954, Nash Motors was the automotive division of the Nash-Kelvinator Corporation. Nash production continued from 1954 to 1957 after the creation of American Motors Corporation. Continue Reading →
Our neighbor Lara Land writes:
For the past year, we have successfully brought yoga and wellness services to Harlem youth and elders, and to our local law enforcement. We have focused on LGBTQ young adults and on those with minimal income.
Back in October of 2014, YIMBY reported that construction was wrapping up on Columbia University’s nine-story, 450,000-square-foot Jerome L. Greene Science Center at 3229 Broadway, between West 129th and 130th Streets, in the Manhattanville section of Harlem. Continue Reading →
For thousands of years while the Muscoota and the Wecksquaesgeek Indians lived in this entire section of upper Manhattan Island, the natural topography of this site in West Harlem formed a valley and small sheltered cove off the Hudson River, also known as the North River. Continue Reading →
Harlem resident Daniel Fawcett Tiemann (January 9, 1805 – June 29, 1899) was Mayor of New York City from 1858 to 1860. He was a founding trustee of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Continue Reading →
Anthony Tiemann was born in Carlshafen, in Cassel, Germany, in 1779. In order to avoid conscription, he left for England in 1796 at the age of 17 and then went to America in 1798. Continue Reading →