Railroad Trestle Work, Harlem NY 1870 (Photography)

railroad_tresle_work_between_100th__116th_streets_on_4th_avenue_new_york_from_robert_nWe’ve Come A Long Way Baby

As in other early railroads, the dominant propulsion in the Harlem railroad’s early years was horse power – as in horses pulling things power. Continue Reading →

“The Remarkable Rise Of Eliza Jumel,” In Harlem Heights

eliza jumel in harlem1The NY Times writes George Washington slept there, but, oh, to have been a fly on the wall of that mansion in Harlem Heights, Manhattan’s oldest surviving house, a few decades later, when Eliza Bowen moved uptown from what became Reade Street to live there with her husbands, Stephen Jumel and (again) Aaron Burr. (One at a time, of course.) Continue Reading →