Cathedral Of Saint John the Divine, Harlem 1935-1941

e_s_n31_00wpa264A great apartment view of the Cathedral Of Saint John the Divine at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue and other buildings in the “close”, Harlem, New York, 1935-1941. Continue Reading →

Columbia University, 116th Street, Harlem, 1910

116thaddeuswilkersonbwayAn incredible view looking north from the southeast corner from a top floor of a building on 116th Street and Broadway, West Harlem, New York, 1910

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116th Street And Broadway, Harlem, NY 1910

116th-street-broadwayslider1An incredible view looking north from the southeast corner on 116th Street and Broadway, West Harlem, New York, 1910

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Harlem’s Goat Town / Goatville, New York, 1890

eltrain in harlemDuring the 1800s, the Upper West Side of Manhattan from about 59th Street to Harlem was known as Goat Town or Goatville. Continue Reading →

Did An FBI Phone Call Accidentally Kill A Harlem NYPD Officer?

frontpage3.940.jpgToday, the Blue Knights Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club will ride in honor of Phillip Cardillo, an NYPD officer who was killed 43 years ago inside a Harlem mosque. Later this year, it’s expected that the street in front of the new police academy in Queens will be named after Cardillo.

It’s a belated honor for the only unsolved police killing in modern NYPD history — a case, writes investigative reporter Micah Morrison, that may have an unlikely culprit. Continue Reading →

The Goat House, ‘Maltilda The Goat’ And ‘A Harlem Goat’ Poem, 1898

goathouse1898The archival photo above from Harlem+Bespoke was taken in 1898 shows one of the last country houses that still remained in the Morningside Heights area on the northeast corner at West 120th Street and Amsterdam Avenue when signs of rural life still remained in Harlem. Continue Reading →

The Blockhouse in Harlem, 1812

the blockhouse in harlem meerThe Blockhouse is a small fort in the northern part of Central Park, in New York City, New York, and is the oldest structure standing in the park. Continue Reading →

Morningside Heights

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Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the Borough of Manhattan in New York City and is chiefly known as the home of institutions such as Columbia University, Teachers College, Barnard College, the Manhattan School of Music, Bank Street College of Education, “Grant’s Tomb”, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, the Riverside Church, the Broadway Presbyterian Church, Union Theological Seminary in the City of New York, Jewish Theological Seminary of America, Interchurch Center and St. Luke’s Hospital. Because of the number of educational institutions in the neighborhood, its nickname is the Academic Acropolis. Continue Reading →