was a reconnaissance and espionage detachment of the Continental Army established by George Washington during the Battle of Harlem Heights on 125th Street in Harlem.Continue reading
On Wecksquaesgeek Indians'
land, nearly a century before the idea of a Central Park
was sparked, Catharine McGown purchased the old stone tavern and ten acres of land in Harlem in the mid-1700s.
The Battle of Harlem Heights
was fought during the New York and New Jersey campaign of the American Revolutionary War
. Continue reading
Thomas W. Knowlton
, November 22, 1740 – September 16, 1776, considered America's first Intelligence professional and was killed in the Battle of Harlem Heights, during the Revolutionary War on 117th Street and Riverside Drive, Harlem
, NY, 1776.
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
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 dinning areas.Continue reading
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 and small sheltered cove off the Hudson River, also known as the North River.Continue reading