James Lenox, Philanthropist, Founder Of Presbyterian Hospital And More 1800 – 1880

James Lenox, August 19, 1800 – February 17, 1880, was an American bibliophile, philanthropist and had Lenox Avenue In Harlem named after him. Continue Reading →


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McGowan’s Pass At 110th Street, Home Of The Black Horse Tavern, McGown’s Pass Tavern, Frederick Law Olmsted And More

McGowan’s Pass (sometimes spelled “McGown’s”) is a topographical feature of Central Park in New York City, just west of Fifth Avenue and north of 102nd Street in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →


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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 →


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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 →


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