Surveyors At 112th Street And Riverside Drive, Harlem, NY 1879

This is looking north from what is now 112th Street and Riverside Drive.  The gate in the background on the right of the man seated, on what appears to be a pipe, New York Tours By Gary suggest the gate to what was then probably a private home but eventually the Saint Christopher Home and later the Hudson Terrace Inn. Continue Reading →

Understanding Harlem The Ghetto Starts With The First Jewish One, Says Author

harlem and jewish ghettosThis year marks the 500th anniversary of the opening of the Venetian Ghetto, where the city’s Jews were forced to live for nearly 300 years. Continue Reading →