The “1769 9 Miles From N York,” Mile Stone In Harlem, NY, 1908 – 1965 (Photos)

The NY Times reports that before GIS, before GPS, before Google Earth, there was the milestone. These heavy markers, inscribed with distances to City Hall or other locations, went up in series as early as 1769, and once numbered 40 or 50 in all from Harlem to the Hudson. 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 →

Historic Hamilton Heights Townhouse Revamped At $3M

househarlem1There is a lot to love about this Hamilton Heights townhouse, starting with its location: It sits at the corner of Hamilton Terrace and West 141st Street, positioned directly across from Hamilton Grange. Continue Reading →

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, New York City that preserves the relocated home of U.S. Founding Father Alexander Hamilton. Continue Reading →

Interview: Harlem Writer Yolande Brener

Portrait13The latest installment of our Harlem Interview series, where we get to know the people in our neighborhood:

I am lying on my bed in my West Harlem apartment. It’s mostly white in here, except for  my bookshelf which is overflowing. Continue Reading →