Hamilton Grange, Alexander Hamilton’s Home In Harlem

C39574C5-155D-451F-67464DB29EB1DAD8-largeHamilton Grange National Memorial is a National Park Service site in St. Nicholas Park, In Harlem, New York. that preserves the relocated home of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Continue Reading →

Alexander Hamilton At Battle Of Harlem Heights, NY 1757–1804

MNY90143 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) in the Uniform of the New York Artillery (oil on canvas) by Chappel, Alonzo (1828-87) oil on canvas © Museum of the City of New York, USA American, out of copyright

A painting of Alexander Hamilton during the American Revolutionary War, at the Battle of Harlem Heights in New York on September 16, 1776. Continue Reading →

Restore Grant’s Tomb To Its Glory (Photographs)

Hearing the term “national park,” most Americans probably think of Yellowstone or Yosemite, expanses that preserve some of the most remarkable natural features in the country. Continue Reading →

Grave Robbing And The Doctors Riot Of 1788

The origins of the Grave Robbing And The Doctors Riot civil disturbance began in early February of 1788 and broke out in mid April of that year. Actually the City’s doctors did not riot as the name implies. Continue Reading →

Rare “Harlem, New York, 1964” (Video 1/3)

church-video-in-harlem-1964The video is filmed on a snowy winter day with a panoply of legendary to little known locations throughout Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →

Fabulous Harlem Townhouse With A Indoor/Outdoor Experience Seeks $3.75M

225637188-0A Hamilton Heights townhouse has hit the market for $3.75 million, and according to the brokerbabble, it’s a “once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history on one of the most desirable landmarked streets, Hamilton Terrace.” Continue Reading →

Tips To Delve Into Your Family Harlem History

maya angelou 2Genealogy websites that help people trace their family histories love to focus on fortunate souls descended from royalty, or related in some distant and indirect way to Maya Angelou (pictured in CA). Continue Reading →

Harlem’s ‘Hamilton’ Wins Tony for Best Musical

hamlton in harlemHaving won the Pulitzer prize and a Grammy award, as well as being a runaway commercial success earning $600,000 in profit every week, the musical Hamilton surprised no one by dominating the Tony awards in New York on Sunday night. Continue Reading →

Hotel And Offices At 2420 Amsterdam Avenue, Washington Heights

2420-amsterdam-avenue-777x489Youngwoo and Associates is planning an ambitious commercial project on the eastern edge of Washington Heights. Yesterday, the firm filed plans to develop a two-tower, 18-story hotel and office building at 2420 Amsterdam Avenue, next to the Harlem River Drive and Highbridge Park. Continue Reading →

Celebrate Earth Day With A Trip To A National Park In Harlem

harlem meerToday is Earth Day, the United Nations signed the Paris Agreement, a pledge to protecting our planet for future generations. America has continued our commitment to preserving nature by creating the National Park Service (NPS). Continue Reading →

HW Pick: Harriet Tubman First African-American On U.S. Currency

Harriet Tubman in a photo dated between 1860 -1875.    REUTERS/Courtesy Library of Congress

Anti-slavery crusader Harriet Tubman will become the first African-American on the face of U.S. paper currency, and the first woman in more than a century, when she replaces former President Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill. Continue Reading →

“Hamilton The Revolution” The Book Signing Uptown

hamilton thebook 1Meet Uptown’s own, Lin-Manuel Miranda as he autographs for you an advanced copy of Hamilton The Revolution about the one time Uptown resident Alexander Hamilton at Hamilton Grange in Hamilton Heights Continue Reading →

Sponsored Love: Book Your Hamilton Heights-Sugar Hill Historic District Tour

hamilton ights historic tourFrom rural outpost to what is now one of northern Manhattan’s most desirable neighborhoods, Hamilton Heights is named for Alexander Hamilton, one of America’s founding fathers. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Columbia President “Nicholas Miraculous” Murray Butler

Portrait_of_Nicholas_Murray_ButlerNicholas Murray Butler, April 2, 1862 – December 7, 1947, was an American philosopher, diplomat, and educator. Butler was president of Columbia University in West Harlem, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize. Continue Reading →