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 →


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“The Man With The Sawed-Off Leg And Other Tales Of A New York City Block” In Harlem

These Harlem homes stand proudly gazing across the Hudson River at the cliffs of New Jersey. Their brows are marked by ornamental pediments. Continue Reading →


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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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Surveyors At 112th Street And Riverside Drive, Harlem, NY 1879

This is looking north from what is now 112th Street and Riverside Drive.  The gate in the background on the right of the man seated, on what appears to be a pipe, New York Tours By Gary suggest the gate to what was then probably a private home but eventually the Saint Christopher Home and later the Hudson Terrace Inn. Continue Reading →


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