Harlemites Stroll With Grant’s Tomb In The Background, Harlem, NY, 1900

Pedestrians entertain themselves as they stroll on West 122nd Street and Riverside Drive  in this image looking north with Grant’s Tomb in the background in Morningside Heights in Harlem, NY, 1897. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Jokichi Takamine, First Biotech Engineer, Adrenaline And Nippon Club Founder

Jōkichi Takamine (高峰 譲吉 Takamine Jōkichi, November 3, 1854 – July 22, 1922) was a Japanese chemist. Takamine was born in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, in November 1854. His father was a doctor; his mother a member of a family of sake brewers. Continue Reading →

Best Places To Watch The July 4th Fireworks For Free In Harlem

Harlem’s Independence Day salute on Sunday, July 4th Fireworks will be set off from multiple locations, meaning there will be Instagram-worthy vistas of the display from multiple spots in Harlem.
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The Harlem’s Luxurious Claremont Restaurant And Inn At Riverside Drive NY 1895

A great image the moment a Havemeyer Coach carriages riding north from the multi-story Claremont Restaurant and Inn at Riverside Drive (at 123rd Street, a block north of Grant’s Tomb) in Harlem, NY on May 25, 1895. Continue Reading →