241st Commemoration Of The Battle Of Fort Washington

This year marks the 241st anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War. Continue Reading →

The 240th Commemoration Of The Battle Of Fort Washington

battle-of-fort-wahsingtonThis year marks the 240th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key event during the Revolutionary War just north of Harlem. Continue Reading →

The West Harlem Pier, Harlem, New York 1850-1965

130th street in harlem1For 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 →

239th anniversary of the Battle Of Fort Washington

Commemoration of The Battle ofFort Washington

This year marks the 239th anniversary of the Battle of Fort Washington, a key free event during the Revolutionary War. Be transported back in time and celebrate your local history. Continue Reading →

The Claremont Hotel, Harlem, New York 1915

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A spectacular night-time photograph looking south of the Claremont Hotel, located just a block north of Grant’s Tomb, was a legendary, Riverside venue (between 121st and 123rd Streets) for the well-to-do in its day in West Harlem, New York.
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Washington Heights Eliza Jumel (Burr), 1775 – 1865

jumel mansion1Eliza Jumel Burr was born Eliza Bowen in Providence, Rhode Island to a working-class Irish Catholic family. Eliza’s mother, Phebe Kelley Bowen, was a domestic servant in a boarding house. Continue Reading →

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