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 →

Oso Brings A Taste of Authentic Mexico City Street Food to Hamilton Heights

trebek2aOso, Hamilton Heights newest restaurant with an authentic taste of Mexico city street food is pleased to announce its new fall extended kitchen hours from 5pm to 12am, seven days a week and closing at 2am. Continue Reading →

Mathew Trebek Adds Flavor To Harlem Nightlife

trebek2aThe 25-year-old son of “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek is wagering it all on the New York dining scene, opening Oso in Hamilton Heights at 1618 Amsterdam Avenue on Wednesday. It’s a career move that initially had his famous dad scratching his head. Continue Reading →

Alexander Hamilton’s Hamilton Grange Harlem New York 1893

st lukes church ST“The Grange” was commissioned by Alexander Hamilton who selected architect John McComb Jr. to design a country home on Hamilton’s 32 acres estate in Hamilton Heights, New York, ca 1893. Continue Reading →

729-731 St. Nicholas Avenue Sugar Hill, Harlem New York 1891

729-731 St Nicholas AvenueForgotten NY qoutes Harlem’s historian Michael Henry Adams, author of Harlem: Lost and Found who describes Sugar Hill’s architecture (P.T. Barnum house, St. John’s Baptist Church, St. Luke African Methodist Episcopal): 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 →

NYC’s First Passive House Rental Tops Out In Harlem

542-W-153-render-1Passive house construction is expensive, but condos built according to the energy-saving standard are becoming more common throughout New York City. Rentals, however, are still few and far between. Continue Reading →

Famous Fish, Best Fried Fish And Chips In Harlem

famous fish in harlem1That’s right, the Best Fried Fish And Chips in Harlem is Famous Fish Market on 684 St. Nicholas Avenue in West Harlem. The neighborhood fish spot located just below 145th Street in Hamilton Heights has some of the best salted fried whiting and fries in the world for a great price.   Continue Reading →

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 →

Dining With Miss Lil: The Edge Cafe, A Welcome Addition

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By Lil Nickelson

The Edge Café is a welcome addition to my neighborhood.  The Edge is located at 101 Edgecombe Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10030 on the Northwest corner of 139th Street (212 939-9688 www.edgecafeharlem.com). Continue Reading →

Dining With Miss Lil: BMA 1st Annual Awards Reception

BMA Reception Organizers2By Lil Nickelson

Growing up in the Hamilton Heights section of Harlem in the 1960s and 1970s, I don’t recall any vacant commercial real estate spaces on Amsterdam Avenue, Broadway, Convent Avenue or St. Nicholas Avenue from like 135th Street up to 155th Street.  Continue Reading →