The Amazing Story Of Michael Hogan, Founder Of Harlem’s Claremont Inn, 1807-1833

Michael Hogan, 1766-1833, was an Irish-born shipowner, East India captain, slave runner, privateer, convict ship captain, involved in the early settlement of Australia, American land speculator. The Harlem Love connection:

Lord “Kitty” Viscount Courtenay, England’s Most Handsome Boy At The Claremont Inn In Harlem

Harlem resident Lord Viscount Courtenay (aka William “Kitty” Courtenay), 9th Earl of Devon, c. 1768 – 26 May 1835, lived in his Harlem residence at the Claremont Inn And Restaurant at “…the Manhattan Continue Reading →

Harlem Luxury At The Claremont Inn, NY 1804-1950’s (Photographs)

The outdoor photographs of the historic Claremont Inn on Riverside Drive at 121st Street in West Harlem, New York, 1804 until the early 1950’s, are well documented with images of the exterior decks and Continue Reading →

The Claremont Inn, West Harlem, 1804

The Claremont Inn, it was an incredibly beautiful structure that stood along the Hudson River, just north of where Grant’s Tomb now stands from right after the Revolution until 1951. Continue Reading →

The Harlem’s Luxurious Claremont Restaurant And Inn At Riverside Drive NY 1895

A great image the moment a Havemeyer Coach carriages riding north from the multi-story Claremont Restaurant and Inn at Riverside Drive (at 123rd Street, a block north of Grant’s Tomb) in Harlem, NY on May Continue Reading →

Claremont Theatre And Restaurant In Edison Film Harlem, NY (video)

The photograph above shows the entrance to the Claremont Theatre on the southeast corner of 135th Street at 3320-3338 Broadway where Thomas Edison is showing Gertrude McCoy and Bigelow Cooper in Continue Reading →

The Havemeyer Coach At The Claremont In Harlem 1895

A great image catching an intimate moment at the Havemeyer Coach just arriving at the Claremont Inn at Riverside Drive (between 121st and 123rd Streets, a block north of Grant’s Tomb) in West Harlem, Continue Reading →

The Claremont Hotel, Harlem, New York 1915

A spectacular night-time photograph looking south of the Claremont Hotel, located just a block north of Grant’s Tomb, was a legendary, Riverside venue (between 121st and 123rd Streets) for the Continue Reading →

A Few Things To Think About Before You Head From Harlem To The Royal Wedding

Harlem already has a deep royal history, from Napoleon Bonaparte’s cousin Joseph Bonaparte to Prince William; and then, to Lord Viscount Courtenay, who lived at the Claremont Inn to Harlem’s Continue Reading →

Riverside Park View Of Navy Ships Harlem NY 1915 (Photographs)

Photographed by Walter L. Bogert on a mound at Riverside Park, with two views from the “northern extremity” of Morningside Heights from 123rd to 129th Streets in Harlem, looking across the Hudson Continue Reading →

Tomb Of Little St. Clair Pollack “An Amiable Child” Harlem, NY, 1911

The photograph of the Amiable Child Monument is a monument located in New York City’s Riverside Park. It stands west of the southbound lanes of Riverside Drive north of 122nd Continue Reading →

Enjoy The Luxury Of Breakfast At Tiffany’s (Updated)

From the Hotel “the Waldorf of Harlem” Theresa to the infamous Claremont Inn, home of Lord Viscount Courtenay in the 1800’s, Harlem has a long history of enjoying luxury. The Harlem Love Continue Reading →

A Harlem Cheer, NY’s Namesake Ship, USS New York, Begin Hurricane Irma Relief Efforts

By USS Iwo Jima Public Affairs Office The amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima, the amphibious transport dock ship USS New York and the guided-missile cruiser USS San Jacinto, along Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Herman “Denny” Farrell’s Assembly Post May Be Vacant Sooner Than Later

When Assemblymember Herman “Denny” Farrell, who heads the chamber’s Ways and Means Committee, announced he would not seek reelection next year, it set off a murmur about who might succeed Continue Reading →

Classical Theatre Of Harlem’s New Production “Three Musketeers” In Harlem

The Classical Theatre of Harlem (Ty Jones, Producing Artistic Director) presents the New York premiere of The Three Musketeers, written by Catherine Bush and adapted from the classic novel by Continue Reading →