The Fortune Society Kicks Off Rooftop Gardening Season In West Harlem

Patch reports that on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, The Fortune Society  kicked off its 2018 Rooftop Horticulture Program for formerly incarcerated and formerly homeless clients as well as for families who live at Castle Gardens – Fortune’s supportive permanent housing on West 140th Street in West Harlem. Continue Reading →

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The Hudson River Well At 122nd Street In Harlem New York 1897-1902

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It was spring time in Harlem, when photographer James Reuel Smith, took this image of the Hudson River Well, between West 122nd and West 123rd Streets, looking northeast in West Harlem, on the shore of the Hudson River in New York, 1897-1902. Continue Reading →

Amsterdam Avenue And 120th Street, West Harlem New York 1910 (Photographs)

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Here are two great photographs taken between these Harlem country farm style homes, and the apartments and brownstones of the Harlem Renaissance of the 20th century. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Cabin, Amsterdam Ave., & 120th, Street, Harlem, New York, 1910

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A great photograph taken at the site of an old wooded Harlem cabin, with a wooden picket fence lining the sidewalk that moves up a small hill on Amsterdam Avenue at 120th Street in Morningside Park, West Harlem, NY, 1910. Continue Reading →

Site Of The Cathedral Of Saint John The Divine At Morningside Park In Harlem, NY 1893

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An amazing photograph taken at the site of the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine looking northeast between Amsterdam and Manhattan Avenues at 110th Street from Morningside Park in West Harlem, NY 1893. Continue Reading →

Reworking A Refuse Storage Area In Harlem

Waste Management World reports that in New York City CTA Architects P.C. has completed a $1.1 million redevelopment and upgrade of the 5650 square foot (525 square metre) refuse storage area at Morningside Gardens, a six-building co-op complex in West Harlem’s Morningside Heights section. Continue Reading →

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Harlem Fire Breaks Out In High-Rise Building

Patch reports that residents of a 35-story apartment building in West Harlem were evacuated after afire broke out on the building’s 25th floor, an FDNY spokesman and local city councilman said. Continue Reading →

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Former Harlem Resident, President Obama Is First Guest On New David Letterman Show

We love writing about President Obama since he lived and worked in Harlem while attending Columbia University in West Harlem. Anyway, Essence writes that David Letterman is coming back to TV and he has tapped former President Obama to be his first guest.
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Uptown Arts Stroll Accepting Poster Contest Submissions

Artists living in West Harlem, Washington Heights and Inwood can now submit poster designers for one of Uptown Manhattan’s premier annual art events. Continue Reading →

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Chelsea, FC Harlem Growing “The Beautiful Game” Soccer In Harlem And Beyond

NY Sports Today reports that while the debate continues on about where New York City Football Club will eventually find a home, a stone’s throw from their current home, Yankee Stadium … Continue Reading →

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Squatters Shack At Grant’s Tomb In Harlem 1901

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An amazing photograph looking northeast on a snowy in Riverside Park with columns and dome from General U.S. Grants Tomb beyond with a squatters wood shack in the foreground in West Harlem, NY, February 13th, 1901.  Continue Reading →

Hamilton Heights Fire Engulfs Apartment Building

Patch reports that firefighters are battling a large rooftop blaze in the Hamilton Heights section of West Harlem, fire officials said. Four firefighters and one civilian suffered non life-threatening injuries while operating at the scene of the fire, officials said. Continue Reading →

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Look At New Development In West Harlem

The Upper West Side doesn’t often see major new residential developments, especially of the affordable variety, which is why HPD’s plans for 145 West 108th Street, on behalf of the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, are somewhat surprising. Continue Reading →

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