The 125th Street Fault In Harlem, And Harlem’s Earthquake Risk

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 →

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“Affordable” Apartments Today In Harlem (Update)

6sqft reports that applications are now being accepted for five affordable units at 517 West 134th Street, in the burgeoning Manhattan neighborhood of West Harlem. Continue Reading →

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Nash Motors Company In Harlem, 1927 (Photographs)

Nash Motors Company was an American automobile manufacturer based in Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the United States from 1916 to 1937, that found a home in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

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East Harlem Climbing Gym Opening In Brooklyn

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 →

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Indian Spring And Tiemann’s Fountain, Harlem NY – 1915

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.

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Warren-Nash Motor Corporation In Harlem, 1927 (Photos)

warren nash car showroomNash 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 →

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The Mink Building Behind-The-Scene Construction In The Manhattanville Factory District Of Harlem

minkbuilding_1361AmsterdamAvenue-777x615The Mink Building is a 110-year-old industrial site, once home of the Bernheimer and Schwartz Pilsner Brewing Company, and later a storage facility for mink coats (the name).

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An End Of The Year Happy Hour Invite From Our Neighbor Lara Land At Land Yoga Harlem

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Our neighbor Lara Land writes:

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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.

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Harlem’s Columbia University To Open New Campus

columbia-university-new-campusItalian architect Renzo Piano said Monday was a perfect day to dedicate Columbia University‘s new science center that is part of the school’s $6.3 billion West Harlem expansion. Continue Reading →

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Columbia University’s Three-Story Academic Conference Center

3205-Broadway-777x586Back 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 →

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Feds To Start Tracking Real Estate Deals From Harlem To Houston To Curb Money Laundering

east-harlem sliderThe Treasury Department will begin tracking sales of high-end real estate in two of the country’s most expensive markets—Miami and Manhattan (Harlem To Houston)—to try to crack down on money laundering CrainsNY writes. Continue Reading →

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The West Harlem Pier, Harlem, New York 1850-1965

130th street in harlem1For 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 →

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The Harlem Pier At 125th Street Manhattanville New York 1890-1934

manhattanville-above-125th-streetA fantastic view looking northwest at the Harlem Pier at 125th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattanville Harlem, New York, 1890 – 1934.

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Harlem’s Daniel Tiemann, 1805-1899

daniel tieman bio photoHarlem 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 →

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Harlem’s D.F. Tiemann & Company Paint & Color, 1832

Tiemann_photo_ca_1890s-857x750Anthony 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 →

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HW Pick: The Stories Behind the Historic Architecture Of Manhattan

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Seeking New York is a richly detailed book that traces the architectural and social history of Manhattan, one building at a time. Continue Reading →