The Historic Districts Council’s ‘Beyond Bricks & Mortar: Rethinking Sites Of Cultural History’ In Harlem

Traditionally, preservation has focused mainly on architectural merit, but recently attention has been drawn to sites that have cultural relevance, which is often invisible to passers-by and left unprotected. Continue Reading →

215th Street Steps Have Finally Been Revamped

e749190a3f1b99ebf99f4fcb16210f32Two years after renovation work began on Inwood‘s historic 215th Street staircase or “The Stairs of Death,” or the “Italian Terrace” as it was called in 1911 —which connects Park Terrace East to Broadway over a 50-foot incline—the work has finished, and the refurbished stairs are set to make their public debut. Continue Reading →