On Wecksquaesgeek Indians’ land, nearly a century before the idea of a Central Park was sparked, Catharine McGown purchased the old stone tavern and ten acres of land in Harlem in the mid-1700s.
Pedestrians entertain themselves as they stroll on West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive in this image looking north with Grant’s Tomb in the background in Morningside Heights in Harlem, NY, 1897.
A rare pen and Ink drawing by Archibald Robertson titled “In Harlem Lane” Harlem, New York, when this pen and ink drawing was executed in the 1700’s Harlem was lush rural farmland.
Last month, Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Hospital (formerly just St. Luke’s) sold off five large, turn-of-the-century buildings in Morningside Heights to Delshah Capital for $111.5 million. Now, the firm has filed plans to convert the elaborate old structures to apartments.
A photograph looking southeast at carriages, shops and apartment buildings on Lenox Avenue and 126th Street, Harlem, NY 1901.
Harlem nan Puff Daddy once billed himself as the King of New York, but after his star-studded Halloween party this weekend, “Emperor” might be more fitting.
A great street level photograph of turn of the century looking south on Lexington Avenue and 109th Street in East Harlem, New York, 1911
A great photograph looking south towards Sugar Hill in Harlem on Broadway at 157th Street train station in Washington Heights, New York, 1911.
A great photograph looking north on a afternoon from the middle of the street on Broadway at 109th Street in West Harlem, New York, 1910-1924.
Looking northeast from the corner of 103rd Street and Broadway in West Harlem, New York, taken post 1907.
Photo postcard from turn of the century Harlem, New York, of the Royal Arms apartment building looking southwest at 600 West 138th Street, at the southwest corner of Broadway, 1910.
An incredible view looking north from the southeast corner from a top floor of a building on 116th Street and Broadway, West Harlem, New York, 1910
An incredible view looking north from the southeast corner on 116th Street and Broadway, West Harlem, New York, 1910
A postcard looking east from 1905 shows horse-drawn carriages, trolley cars and the front entrance (to the right) of the Pabst’s Harlem Restaurant And Dance Hall (Pabst Harlem) at 256-258 West 125th Street erected in Harlem, New York in 1900.
Here is a snap shot of a south bound cars, horse carriage and person on a bicycle on Broadway crossing 122nd Street in West Harlem in 1919.