The Foster Mansion On 103rd Street And “13th Avenue” In West Harlem, New York, 1879

This is 310 Riverside Drive at 103rd Street in Harlem, NY, looking north from the top of the stairs next to the stone wall from 1879. Continue Reading →


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Mayor de Blasio, Silver, FAICP And Gutman Announce Funding Of Riverside Park Rehab

Mayor Bill de Blasio, NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP, and DOT Commissioner Hank Gutman today announced a $348 million investment that will rehabilitate the Overbuild in Riverside Park in Harlem, NY.

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The “Crossroad To Harlem,” The Historic Apthorp Farm On The Upper West Side 1728

The Apthorp Farm and Apartment that lay on Manhattan’s Upper West Side straddled the old Bloomingdale Road, laid out in 1728, which was re-surveyed as The “Boulevard” – now Upper Broadway just south of Harlem. Continue Reading →


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Claremont Park And Sakura Park In Morningside Heights In Harlem, New York 1896

Claremont Park and Sakura Park is a public park located north of West 122nd Street between Riverside Drive and Claremont Avenue in Morningside Heights in Harlem, NY. Continue Reading →


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City Says Riverside Park Restaurant Space In West Harlem Is Up For Grabs

The city is offering restaurateurs an opportunity to partner with the Parks Department to run an eatery in a prime Riverside Park location in Harlem, according to public documents. Continue Reading →


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Is “Matilda The Harlem Goat” Back? Welcome The Weed Eating Goats Back In Harlem

First it was Matilda The Harlem Goat in the 1800s, now the stewardship group that helps maintain Riverside Park has planned a welcome party for a herd of goats that will help clear the park of weeds this summer. Continue Reading →


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Squatters Shack At Grant’s Tomb In Harlem 1901

An amazing photograph looking northeast on a snowy in Riverside Park with columns and dome from General U.S. Grants Tomb beyond with a squatters wood shack in the foreground in West Harlem, NY, February 13th, 1901.  Continue Reading →


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