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 →

Exploring The New Look And Meaning Of Luxury At NY’s Decoration & Design Building’s

Harlem has always been a home to luxury from Lord Viscount Courtenay in the 1800’s, to fashion designer Cristobal Balenciaga in the 1940’s and others. We were excited to hear about Continue Reading →

Harry’s Of London Joins The British Invasion

Harlem inspired British style early in Harlem’s history with Lord Viscount Courtenay, Francis James Jackson, and others who stayed at the Claremont Inn on 123rd Street and Riverside in Harlem at 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 →

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 →

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 →