During the 1800s, the Upper West Side of Manhattan from about 59th Street to Harlem was known as Goat Town or Goatville. Continue Reading →
While many of New York’s designated historic districts are known for their grand architecture (such as Brooklyn Heights and the Upper East Side), an increasing number of others – including Tin Pan Alley, Flushing, Weeksville, and Chinatown– are famed for their distinctive cultural character. Continue Reading →
New York City’s Rent Guidelines Board took an unprecedented step Monday, voting for the first time to freeze rents on one-year leases for tenants in rent-stabilized apartments. Continue Reading →
A great print image from 125th Street looking West from 6th Avenue (aka Lenox Avenue, and today Malcolm X), Harlem, New York, 1891.
The photograph above shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre on the southeast corner of 135th Street at 3320-3338 Broadway where Thomas Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in On the stroke of twelve in Manhattanville, Harlem, in New York. Continue Reading →
Following completion of a major redevelopment and repositioning, one of the most significant and storied office buildings in Harlem — the Corn Exchange Building — has been brought to market for lease by Colliers International. Continue Reading →
1. Langston Hughes’ Harlem Brownstone
One of the most prominent figures during the Harlem Renaissance, acclaimed poet and author Langston Hughes resided in his Harlem brownstone, which is located on 20. East 127th Street in Harlem. Continue Reading →