Joseph-Napoléon Bonaparte, born Giuseppe Buonaparte, Italian, 7th January 1768 – 28th July 1844, was a French diplomat and nobleman who lived in Harlem.
The Claremont Inn, around 1804 an incredibly beautiful structure stood along the Hudson River, just north of where Grant’s Tomb now stands from right after the Revolution until 1951.
John James Audubon (Jean-Jacques Audubon), April 26, 1785 – January 27, 1851, was a French-American ornithologist, naturalist, and painter.
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 →
Tupac Amaru Shakur June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996, also known by his stage names 2Pac and briefly as Makaveli, was an American rapper and actor.
There has always been royalty in Harlem, from Joseph Bonaparte ex-King of Spain and Napoleon’s brother, Lord Viscount, Prince William, King William IV, Lafayette, to Lady Billy Holiday and The Continue Reading →
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 →