From Weekquaeskeek To Point Of Rocks, St. Nicholas Avenue’s Amazing History

Untappedcities.com reports that St. Nicholas Avenue that extends north-south from 111th Street to 193rd Street,  St. Nicholas Avenue is, of course, named after  that Saint Nicholas, 4th century saint, Greek bishop of the once important Lycian city Myra (now called Demre, Turkey), and the inspiration for today’s Westernized St. Nick, also known as Santa ClausContinue Reading →

Alexander Hamilton At Battle Of Harlem Heights, NY 1757–1804

MNY90143 Alexander Hamilton (1757-1804) in the Uniform of the New York Artillery (oil on canvas) by Chappel, Alonzo (1828-87) oil on canvas © Museum of the City of New York, USA American, out of copyright

A painting of Alexander Hamilton during the American Revolutionary War, at the Battle of Harlem Heights in New York on September 16, 1776. Continue Reading →

Harlem Cove Manhattanville New York, Pre-1800

hudson river and harlem imagesHarlem 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 Colonial period and as Harlem Cove during the English Colonial period. Continue Reading →

Marcus Garvey Park, Harlem, NY (Photos)

garvey1These great photographs by Sharon Cuff at Marcus Garvey Park in Harlem, New York on Tuesday, July 31st, 2015. Continue Reading →

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