City Seeks Designers For East Harlem Greenway

Crains New York reports that the city has begun the process to complete the last segments of the greenway, a waterfront park that rings much of Manhattan. Continue Reading →

Thirteen Harlem River Bridges To Receive Upgrades

Patch reports that thirteen bridges spanning the Harlem River and connecting Harlem, Washington and Inwood to the Bronx will receive upgrades to walking and biking infrastructure, the city Department of Transportation announced Friday. Continue Reading →

High Bridge Harlem River Boarding Steamship 1880 (Print)

At High Bridge, Harlem River Passengers Boarding a Steamship Docked on a Pier print, Issued 1880 in New York, by Harper’s Weekly Art by W. A. Rogers. Continue Reading →

The Speedway, Harlem River, 1900’s (video)

harlem river horse rideAn incredible photograph of the Speedway, Harlem River under the Washington Bridge. The “Speedway” was built in 1900 at a cost of over three million dollars. Continue Reading →

The Politics Of The Harlem River Divide In The 8th Council District

Only two New City Council districts cross borough lines, and only the 8th district spanning Manhattan and the Bronx actually crosses a river—in this case, the Harlem River—to do so. Continue Reading →

Elderly Man’s Body Found Floating In The Harlem River

Cops are investigating the death of a 73-year-old man found floating Tuesday in the Harlem River. Continue Reading →

Steamboat “Harlem,” New York, 1891 (Photograph)

Here’s a great photograph of the grand old Steamboat “Harlem,” built in 1873, at 111th Street and Eleventh Street, West Harlem Pier, New York, 1891.

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