Max F. “The Squealer” Schmittberger, Harlem, NY, 1851 – 1917

Max F. Schmittberger, July 27, 1851 – October 31, 1917, was born in Würzburg in the Kingdom of Bavaria on July 27, 1851. Four years after his birth, his family emigrated to the United States and settled in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

Restore Grant’s Tomb To Its Glory (Photographs)

Hearing the term “national park,” most Americans probably think of Yellowstone or Yosemite, expanses that preserve some of the most remarkable natural features in the country. Continue Reading →

‘Little Coney Island’ On West 110th Street, Harlem, New York 1890’s (Updated)

By Pam Tice

For a short period, perhaps less than five years, West 110th Street became an entertainment district known as “Little Coney Island,” 1890’s in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half’ Book

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Jacob Riis (1849-1914), a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the 20th century, is the focus of a new book and exhibitions at four venues in the U.S. and Denmark. Continue Reading →