Boy At A Well In West Harlem Shoreline, New York, May 13, 1898

Unidentified boy with water container photographed by James Reuel Smith at an old rough Well on the Hudson River shore (to the right) looking southeast from West 158th Street, in Harlem, NY, May 13, 1898.

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A Historic Harlem “Wells And Springs” On The Henry Hudson River Shore Line, 1897

A great, clear photograph by James Reuel Smith looking northwest taken of the Wells and Springs building on the shoreline of the Hudson River (with a ship passing in the distance), from the other side of the railroad tracks, between West 122nd and 123rd Streets in West Harlem, New York, on September 28, 1897.

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The Hudson River Well At 122nd Street In Harlem New York 1897-1902

It was spring time in Harlem, when photographer James Reuel Smith, took this image of the Hudson River Well, between West 122nd and West 123rd Streets, looking northeast in West Harlem, on the shore of the Hudson River in New York, 1897-1902. Continue Reading →

“The Man With The Sawed-Off Leg And Other Tales Of A New York City Block” In Harlem

These Harlem homes stand proudly gazing across the Hudson River at the cliffs of New Jersey. Their brows are marked by ornamental pediments. Continue Reading →

Well At West 140th Street, Harlem, NY, 1898 (Photograph)

A great photograph by James Reuel Smith of a long demolished Well at 619-621 West 140th Street (now 625-627), near Riverside Drive in West Harlem, NY, on May 13, 1898. Continue Reading →

Canal Kingsbridge Hudson And Harlem Rivers NY 1895 (Print)

We found this print on Amazon of the New Ship-Canal at Kingsbridge, Connecting the Harlem and Hudson River ( 19th Century American culture) Issued 1895, New York, by Harpers Weekly Wonderful original antique offset/photo mechanical print. Continue Reading →

Riverside Park View Of Navy Ships Harlem NY 1915 (Photographs)

Photographed by Walter L. Bogert on a mound at Riverside Park, with two views from the “northern extremity” of Morningside Heights from 123rd to 129th Streets in Harlem, looking across the Hudson River from behind the Pergola to the Palisades of New Jersey, on May 10, 1915. Continue Reading →

Harlem, NY Judge Died By Suicide In Drowning

The New York City medical examiner has concluded that a prominent judge found in the Hudson River died by suicide in a drowning. Continue Reading →

Rudy’s World: Harlem’s 125th Street – Our Own Champs – Elysees

By Rudy CollinsCross 110th Street – Harlem’s 125th Street, Our own Champs – Elyse, stretching from the East River to the Hudson River, with Grant Houses looming in the background.
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Martha Stewart Detects Sewage Smell Uptown

And so it happened that on July 13, 2017, with two minutes left ’til 10:45 a.m., career perfectionist and Snoop Dogg spirit animal Martha Stewart, 75, became the latest person to realize that the glamorous isle of Manhattan, despite its fame and fortune and highly exclusionary housing market, still smells a lot like sewage sometimes. Continue Reading →

Polo Grounds Stadium, Harlem, New York, 1953

harlem river ppolo groundsThe Polo Grounds Stadium opened in 1889 when the New York Giants moved to Coogans Hollow, a meadow below Coogans Bluff. In this rare photograph looking northwest boats sit idle along the under-developed Hudson River shoreline in Harlem, New York, 1953.

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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 →

Harper’s Hannah Bronfamn’s 1980’s Harlem Style

harper bazzarr's it girlHannah Bronfman (daughter of Sherry Brewer and Edgar Bronfman Jr.) is Harpers Bazaar’s new post-modern It girl. You can find her on Instagram or Snapchat at any hour of the day. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Marcus Garvey’s SS Shadyside Sank At 157th Street

black star lineThe shining star of Marcus Garvey’s Universal Negro Improvement Association UNIA movement offices located at 54-56 West 135th Street home of the Black Star Steamship Line, Inc., in NYC from 1919 to 1922. Continue Reading →