REBNY Hosts Harlem Open House Expo 2014

east-harlem-e12867272964941The Real Estate Board of New York’s (REBNY) residential members are preparing to hold the 2nd Annual Upper Manhattan Committee Harlem Open House Expo, which will take place on Saturday, April 5th and Sunday, April 6th from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.. 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 →