119th Street Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse In Harlem, NY 1894-1895

The 119th Street Croton Aqueduct Gatehouse was constructed in 1894-95 by contractor Peter J. Moran for the New York City Department of Public Works $40,000, under the supervision of George W. Continue Reading →

The Harlem From High Bridge, NY 1905 (Photograph)

A great photograph taken on a bright morning of the High Bridge (the oldest bridge in the NYC), and looking south looking south down at the Harlem River Speedway, aka “The Speedway,” Continue Reading →

NYC’s Oldest Standing Bridge: Lecture On The History Of The High Bridge

Join the Fort Tryon Park Trust, Yeshiva University, NYC Parks and the Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct and learn what went into the making of the historic High Bridge, Continue Reading →

Harlem Council Member Mark Levine And Others Hold Hearing On Parks Inaccessibility

Imagine being able to stand atop the Washington Square Arch, or to take a walk through the cavernous Old Croton Aqueduct Park. The Harlem Love connection:

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

The 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 Continue Reading →

Harlem History

The original settlers of Harlem were the Wecksquaesgeek Indians, who raised corn and tobacco, and called their land Quinnahung, or Planting Neck. The Weckquaesgeek tribe, was a subset of the Continue Reading →

119th Street Gatehouse, West Harlem, NY 1895

The current 119th Street Gatehouse replaced an older gatehouse (ca. 1842) that is located in the middle of the road at Amsterdam Avenue (aka Tenth Avenue) and West 119th Street Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Mark-Viverito With Sesame Street’s Maria Reads In The Bronx

City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is in the Bronx to celebrate the reopening of the oldest standing bridge in New York City and to tell the amazing story of the Continue Reading →