Central Park Conservatory At 105th Street, 1900

Some time back we came across a trove of 1890s photographs showing the wide wooden steps leading down from Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel (or McGown’s Pass Tavern) to the Conservatory Gardens. We can’t find them anymore, but this 1900 wintertime picture is also useful. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised…

Harlem to Preserve Brownstones By Creating height Limits

“… home to such African-American luminaries as composer Duke Ellington, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.” Hundreds of New York City’s most glorious brownstones and majestic townhouses will be protected from developers and preserved for generations under a major rezoning proposed for West Harlem. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a…

Harlem Building’s Toxic History Not Revealed

Dozens of artists, entrepreneurs and non-profits are renting space in a Harlem building with a toxic past, and they were never told before signing rental agreements. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made…

Inverted High Line A Miracle at La Marqueta?

An upside-down High Line — using gritty railroad tracks to create a dazzling new destination for tourism, commerce and recreation — may be coming to Harlem. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made…

Harlem’s Worst Landlords Watchlist

Public Advocate Bill DeBlasio is hoping to publicly shame apartment owners who’ve violated the law by not fixing their buildings. He’s added 318 landlords to his third annual list of 2011 the worst in the city. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and…

Colored Orphan Asylum, Harlem, 1872

If you were black and orphaned in New York in the 1800s, there was nowhere to go but the cruel streets. VIDEO “Dr. Harry Delany is a renowned Harlem born and raised surgeon, the son of the great jurist and civil rights leader, Hubert Delany….” This monthly post is made in partnership with Harlem Cultural…

New $100 Million Development Planned

Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Robert K. Steel and New York City Economic Development Corporation NYCEDC President Seth W. Pinsky today announced the selection of developers to rehabilitate the former Taystee Bakery Complex and the Corn Exchange Building, both located along the 125th Street commercial corridor in Harlem. VIDEO “Dr. Harry…