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 decades later, when Eliza Bowen moved uptown from what became Reade Street to live there with her husbands, Stephen Jumel and (again) Aaron Burr. (One…
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.
By Johanna Vermeer | Photos by Diane Allford Upon entering the Morris-Jumel Mansion there is a room to the left. Looking in, there is a mirror showing us, the visitors, ourselves. Or does it?
Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, born Giuseppe Buonaparte, Italian, 7th January 1768 – 28th July 1844, was a French diplomat and nobleman who lived in Harlem.
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 death?
In celebration of Women’s History Month kicks off March 1, 2021, and International Women’s Day on March 8, 2021, NYC & Company.
Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez and Executive directors from participating organizations honored Earth Day and announced the official programming for the Uptown Car Free Day NYC.
By Yolande Brener Although many New Yorkers may not know why the area from 135th Street to 155th Street on the west side is called Hamilton Heights, judging by the large turnout for the opening of his memorial, Alexander Hamilton has plenty of fans.