Country Life At The Downes Boulevard Hotel & Restaurant In West Harlem, NY 1890s

An atmospheric photograph looking down in front of the Downes Boulevard Hotel built some time after the Civil War was located at Bloomingdale Road —later the Boulevard, finally becoming Broadway— and West 103rd Street in the then called Bloomingdale neighborhood in West Harlem 1888. Continue Reading →


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The “Crossroad To Harlem,” The Historic Apthorp Farm On The Upper West Side 1728

The Apthorp Farm and Apartment that lay on Manhattan’s Upper West Side straddled the old Bloomingdale Road, laid out in 1728, which was re-surveyed as The “Boulevard” – now Upper Broadway just south of Harlem. Continue Reading →


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Old Broadway Synagogue In Harlem, New York 1923

Old Broadway Synagogue is an Orthodox Jewish synagogue in the Manhattanville in Harlem in New York City incorporated in 1911 under the name Chevra Talmud Torah Anshei Marovi, by an immigrant named Morris Schiff. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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