From The Ottoman Empire To A Harlem Empire, The Story Of Morris Schinasi, 1855 – 1928

Morris Schinasi, Turkish: Moris Şinasi; 1855 – September 10, 1928, was an Ottoman-born wealthy American businessman in the tobacco industry and philanthropist who lived on 351 Riverside Drive at 107th Continue Reading →

Papers Filed For Development In Washington Heights

NY Yimby reports that the new building applications have been filed for a six-story development at 453 West 162nd Street, immediately to the east of the C train’s 163rd St-Amsterdam Continue Reading →

“The Remarkable Rise Of Eliza Jumel,” In Harlem Heights

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 →

Washington Heights Eliza Jumel (Burr), 1775 – 1865

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.

Gentlemen On The Coronet Yacht Harlem River 1905 (Photographs)

There was nothing like a leisure ride in a glamorous wooden like The Coronet Yacht with N.Y. Launch & Engine Works, Morris Heights, 20th Century Marine Engine, on the Harlem Continue Reading →

Harlem Rep Espaillat Commends Gov Cuomo For Designing Multiple Opportunity Zones Uptown

Congressman Adriano Espaillat released the following statement on New York Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recommendation to establish multiple opportunity zones throughout New York’s 13th congressional district that will promote investment and Continue Reading →