Harlem Interns Sought For Government Position

levineProgressive New York City Council Member Mark Levine is seeking several Rock Star intern to learn, help and experience working in local government first-hand. Continue Reading →

Hamilton Theatre in Harlem, 1915

Constructed in 1912-13 as a vaudeville house during one of NewYork’s theater building booms, the Hamilton Theater is located in the Hamilton Heights area of Harlem. Continue Reading →

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 →

Yolande’s Yard: Farmigo in Hamilton Heights

lauren mcgrath head shotBy Yolande Brener

Farmigo is a new company providing local farm fresh food with flexibility. Unlike with CSAs, Farmigo members can change their orders every week, take a break when they want, or even just order once. Continue Reading →

Yolande’s Yard: Hamilton Heights Green Youth Market

big4vegBy Yolande Brener

I have often walked past the island at 143rd Street and Amsterdam, but never have I seen it so full of life and good energy as at the official opening of Brotherhood Sister Sol’s Hamilton Heights Green Market on June 17. Continue Reading →

Harlem to Preserve Brownstones By Creating height Limits

“… home to such African-American luminaries as composer Duke Ellington, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.”

Hundreds of New York City’s most glorious brownstones and majestic townhouses will be protected from developers and preserved for generations under a major rezoning proposed for West Harlem. Continue Reading →

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 Heights in Harlem


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Hamilton Heights is a district in the northern section of Manhattan which is a borough of New York City. It lies between Manhattanville to the south and Washington Heights to the north.[1] It contains the neighborhood of Sugar Hill. Continue Reading →