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 →