NYC Greenlights Amsterdam Avenue Bike Lanes In Harlem

The city will move forward with a plan to make safety improvements and add bike lanes to a dangerous stretch of Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem despite local community board’s opposition, city officials announced Thursday. Continue Reading →

The Harlem Cabin, Amsterdam Ave., & 120th, Street, Harlem, New York, 1910

A great photograph taken at the site of an old wooded Harlem cabin, with a wooden picket fence lining the sidewalk that moves up a small hill on Amsterdam Avenue at 120th Street in Morningside Park, West Harlem, NY, 1910. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Goat Town / Goatville, New York, 1890

eltrain in harlemDuring the 1800s, the Upper West Side of Manhattan from about 59th Street to Harlem was known as Goat Town / Goatville (the photo above is from 1894). Continue Reading →

Walk, Bike, Shop To Complete Upper Amsterdam Avenue Bike Lane

amsterdam-avenue-harlemThe Amsterdam Avenue protected bike lane must be extended north of 110th Street, say the safety advocates of Transportation Alternatives, who are holding a Bike/Walk/Shop action Sunday to rally support from local residents and businesses for the Complete Upper Amsterdam campaign. Continue Reading →


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