The West Harlem Pier, Harlem, New York 1850-1965

For thousands of years while the Muscoota and the Wecksquaesgeek Indians lived in this entire section of upper Manhattan Island, the natural topography of this site in West Harlem formed a valley Continue Reading →

Harlem Cove Manhattanville New York, Pre-1800

Harlem Cove today is Manhattanville. Manhattanville sits in a valley formerly called Moertje David’s Vly (“Mother David’s Valley”; in Dutch, Vly is short for vallei, or “valley”) during the Dutch Continue Reading →

Landmarks Considers Designating Former Loew’s 175th Street Theater, Washington Heights

If you’ve been reading YIMBY regularly for the past month or so, you’ve read about the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s backlog of 95 items calendared prior to 2010.

The Claremont Hotel, Harlem, New York 1915

A spectacular night-time photograph looking south of the Claremont Hotel, located just a block north of Grant’s Tomb, was a legendary, Riverside venue (between 121st and 123rd Streets) for the Continue Reading →

High School Students Face Off In Teen Battle Chef Comes To Harlem

Twelve New York students who have mastered an eight-week culinary program will put their cooking skills to the test when they face off in Teen Battle Chef Live.

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