Christopher Fagan And His Dog Spruce’s “Point Of Rocks,” 128th Street Harlem Home, 1895

Hatching Cat NYC reports that in 1895, 71-year-old Christopher Fagan was alone in the world. All his family and friends had died and he really had no place to call Continue Reading →

Harlem Luxury At The Claremont Inn, NY 1804-1950’s (Photographs)

The outdoor photographs of the historic Claremont Inn on Riverside Drive at 121st Street in West Harlem, New York, 1804 until the early 1950’s, are well documented with images of the exterior decks and Continue Reading →

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.