Occasionally 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 →
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.
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 →