Pinehurst, aka Koch’s New Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel

kochsnewmtstvincentOccasionally one comes across mention of “Koch’s New Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel,” a quasi-rural roadhouse that opened in the vicinity of Hamilton Heights around 1883 or 1884, after the old Mount St. Vincent’s Hotel in Central Park burned down (in 1881) and before the new one opened (in 1884). This operated at least until the 1890s. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s 145th Street The Fastest Growing in NYC

Anchored by Convent Ave., one of the city’s prettiest brownstone blocks, Harlem around 145th St. and St. Nicholas Ave., is easily one of the fast-growing neighborhoods and potentially explosive housing micro-markets in all of New York City. Continue Reading →

’9 Miles From N. York,’ 1709, St. Nicholas Park. Harlem

The milestones marker is dated from 1709 as the 9th mile from New York within St. Nicholas Park. According to Harlem+Bespoke , it was taken around the 133rd Street and St. Nicholas Park area in 1955.

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The Hamilton Grange Memorial Opening In Harlem (video)

By Yolande Brener

Although many New Yorkers may not know why the area from 135th Street to 155th Street on the west side is called Hamilton Heights, judging by the large turnout for the opening of his memorial, Alexander Hamilton has plenty of fans.

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Hamilton Residence, Harlem, 1872

Alexander Hamilton was born and raised in the West Indies and came to New York in 1772 at age 17 to study at King’s College (now Columbia University). Continue Reading →

Hamilton Grange National Memorial Opens Fall 2011

Great news folks! The National Park Service (NPS) is planning to reopen Hamilton Grange National Memorial September 17.

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Hamilton Grange National Memorial Restoration Update

Exterior view of the Grange from the northwest corner of St. Nicholas Park on W. 141st Street.

Interior restoration work is continuing at Hamilton Grange National Memorial and state-of-the-art multimedia exhibits Visitor Center. Teams have recently begun work on the historic fireplaces, replacing damaged bricks and preparing the fireplaces to receive their facings.

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