1,000 Apartments Could Be Built on Top of East River Plaza

1000 Apartments Could Be Built on Top of East River PlazaDNAinfo reports that the developers of the East River Plaza mall are planning to add a residential tower with as many as 1,000 units atop the existing structure — and want to get some feedback from East Harlem residents at a meeting Wednesday night. Continue Reading →

Mt. Sinai Hospital Set to Open Dialysis Center in East Harlem

Screen-Shot-2014-03-07-at-2.07.47-PMMt. Sinai Hospital has inked a deal to open a dialysis center in East Harlem.

The community-oriented dialysis center will take 14,500 square feet on the fourth floor of 520 East 117th Street, more commonly known as the East River Plaza. The center will offer direct access from the parking garage and from internal vertical transportation. Continue Reading →

Vandervoort & Tucker And The Harlem Beach Baths, 1880’s

washburn-in-1882In the early 1880’s the Harlem Beach Baths property on the west side along the Harlem piers was owned by Charles M. Vandervoort and William G. Tucker, including several small frame buildings, a two-story frame factory that made paints, oils and cement. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Swimming And Floating Baths

harlem diving bathing beauty 1900During the 19th century, many Harlem, New York children escaped the heat by swimming in the Hudson or East rivers—they’d either jump off the piers or use enclosed swimming areas called “floating baths.” Continue Reading →

1884: Jumbo, The Dog Who Swam for His Life in Harlem

Jumbo the Newfoundland Who Swam for His Life in HarlemOn July 18, 1884, a swimming race for dogs took place at the Harlem Beach Bathing Pavilion – also known as the Harlem Beach Baths – located on New York’s East River at the foot of East 116th Street. Continue Reading →

Jacobus “James” Roosevelt, Harlemite

roosevelt-in-harlemJacobus “James” Roosevelt, known, (January 10, 1760 – 1847) was an American businessman and politician from Harlem, NY and a member of the Roosevelt family. Continue Reading →

The Little Italy of East Harlem, 1890

“This (Italian) section of East Harlem was developed during the 1880s with the familiar New York brownstone residences and walk-up apartments,” states New York Then and Now. Continue Reading →

Harlem Hospital April 18, 1887

When Harlem Hospital Center opened its doors on April 18, 1887, the physical plant consisted of a leased, three-story wooden building, it was located at the juncture of East 120th Street and the East River. Continue Reading →