Indian Spring And Tiemann’s Fountain, Harlem NY – 1915

In his book Springs and Wells of Manhattan and the Bronx (New-York Historical Society, 1938; written in 1916), James Ruel Smith documented several springs in the area near Broadway and 125th Street which were still flowing at the time– between 1890 and 1915.

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How Bad Are Street Surfaces In Your Harlem Hood?

If your Uber rides home from the bar are starting to feel more like back-road safari trips, a new street quality ranking (and mapping!) project from NYC’s Independent Budget Office may explain why. Continue Reading →

Construction Complete On Columbia’s Nine-Story In Harlem

605-west-129th-street-777x518Construction is nearly complete on Columbia University’s nine-story, 557,149-square-foot Jerome L. Green Science Center building, located at 605 West 129th Street, on the corner with Broadway in the Manhattanville section of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Bright Co-op Pre-war Wants $645,000 In Harlem

harlem co op1Welcome back to The Six Digit Club, in which we take a look at a newish-to-market listing priced under $1 million, because nice things sometimes come in small packages. Send nominations to the tipline. Continue Reading →

Columbia University’s Three-Story Academic Conference Center

3205-Broadway-777x586Back in October of 2014, YIMBY reported that construction was wrapping up on Columbia University’s nine-story, 450,000-square-foot Jerome L. Greene Science Center at 3229 Broadway, between West 129th and 130th Streets, in the Manhattanville section of Harlem. Continue Reading →

Columbia University’s Community Scholars Program Seeks Nominations And Applications

Columbia_College in harlemColumbia University’s Community Scholars Program is seeking nominations and applications for its next class; the deadline is Friday, April 29, 2016Continue Reading →

City College Of New York Print, Harlem Late 1800’s

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A great rare etching of City College of New York was originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York at St. Nicolas Terrace to Amsterdam Avenue, W. 140th to West 138th Streets in post colonial Harlem in upper Manhattan in 1847 by wealthy businessman and president of the Board of Education, Townsend Harris. Continue Reading →

550 West 125th Street Harlem New York 1932

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A great mid-day photograph at 550 West 125th Street (at Old Broadway, between 126th and 125th Streets), Manhattanville in Harlem, New York 1932

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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 →

Harlem Cove Manhattanville New York, Pre-1800

hudson river and harlem imagesHarlem 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 →

The Harlem Pier At 125th Street Manhattanville New York 1890-1934

manhattanville-above-125th-streetA fantastic view looking northwest at the Harlem Pier at 125th Street and Riverside Drive in Manhattanville Harlem, New York, 1890 – 1934.

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5 Cheap Eats You Should Know About in Harlem

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As restaurant prices continue to soar, finding a cheap restaurant meal becomes more of a priority. And if the inexpensive feed is not only delicious but also interesting, and maybe even outside your previous dining experience, all the better. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Daniel Tiemann, 1805-1899

daniel tieman bio photoHarlem resident Daniel Fawcett Tiemann (January 9, 1805 – June 29, 1899) was Mayor of New York City from 1858 to 1860. He was a founding trustee of the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Continue Reading →

Claremont Theatre And Restaurant, In Edison Film, Harlem, NY (video)

claremont theater film in harlemThe photograph above shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre on the southeast corner of 135th Street at 3320-3338 Broadway where Thomas Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in On the stroke of twelve in Manhattanville, Harlem, in New York. Continue Reading →

Mapping Harlem Hit Hardest By High Rents

rental-map-lede_image-thumbHarlemites spend a lot of energy lamenting the fact that the rent is too damn high, and they aren’t wrong to do so. Harlem rents have been steadily rising for more than a year.

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