The “Napoleon Of The Manhattan Skyscraper Builders,” Charles V. Paterno, 1878 – 1946

Charles Vincent Paterno, born Canio Paternò, August 4, 1878 – May 30, 1946, was an Italian-born American real estate uptown and Harlem developer. Continue Reading →


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The Cathedral Of St. John The Divine And NY Common Pantry To Distribute Free Food Packages To Our Seniors

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine in Harlem, in partnership with NY Common Pantry’s Nourish, a Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Continue Reading →


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From Country Life To The Renaissance, The Story Of 116th Street In Harlem NY 1897

116th Street runs from Riverside Drive, overlooking the Hudson River, to the East River, through Harlem, New York. Continue Reading →


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Bloomingdale Asylum Entry Gate In Morningside Heights, In Harlem, New York 1895

The Bloomingdale Insane Asylum,1821–1889, was a private hospital for the care of the mentally unstable, founded by New York Hospital on 117th Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues) in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →


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117th St., Looking West From Morningside Drive In West Harlem, NYC, 1900 (Postcard)

This great postcard was taken by a photographer at “117th St., looking West from Morningside Drive, New York City” in Harlem, New York, between 1900-1920. Continue Reading →


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Council Member Levine And Others Release Groundbreaking Rezoning Plan For Morningside Heights

After years of trailblazing work, a unique coalition of elected officials and community organizers are set to release an innovative new rezoning study of Morningside Heights. Continue Reading →


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