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 →
Eliza Jumel Burr was born Eliza Bowen in Providence, Rhode Island to a working-class Irish Catholic family. Eliza’s mother, Phebe Kelley Bowen, was a domestic servant in a boarding house.
It’s common for Harlemites to regularly move around to different apartments and neighborhoods, but what about those residents who simply decide to stay… not just in life, but also in Continue Reading →
On April 12, the Revolutionary War began with shots fired on the fort. On September 16, 1776, the Battle of Harlem Heights, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Harlem Continue Reading →