In the late 19th century, Bloomingdale Road was straightened and made part of the real Broadway from 131st and 133th Streets in Harlem, New York.
A atmospheric photograph looking down in front of the Downes Boulevard Hotel built some time after the Civil War was located at Bloomingdale Road —later the Boulevard, finally becoming Broadway— and West 103rd Street in the then called Bloomingdale neighborhood in West Harlem 1890’s. Continue Reading →
Harlem Cove today is Manhattanville. Manhattanville sits in a valley formerly called Moertje David’s Vly (“Mother David’s Valley”; in Dutch, Vly is short for vallei, or “valley”) during the Dutch Colonial period and as Harlem Cove during the English Colonial period. Continue Reading →