Columbia University, Harlem, 1905

Columbia-University-nyc-0258A view northwest from the corner of West 116th Street and Amsterdam Avenue.  This photo, taken in 1905, shows the University not long after its move to Morningside Heights from its Midtown campus. Continue Reading →

Harlem Woman Sexually Assaulted

monrngsideA woman exiting a Morningside Heights subway station in broad daylight fought off a brazen thug attempting to sexually assault her, cops said. Continue Reading →

Harlem Bank May Be Demolished After Six-Alarm Fire

harlem fire may demolish bankOfficials are expected to determine today whether a bank gutted by fire in Morningside Heights on Saturday will have to be demolished. Continue Reading →

West End Theatre in Harlem, 1903

A horse-drawn delivery carriage advertising the West End Theatre (built-in 1902 by developer Meyer R. Bimberg known as “Bim the Button Man” who was a visionary and built the Yorkville, and the Colonial) is parked in front of the theater during 1903. Continue Reading →

The Goat House, ‘Maltilda The Goat’ And ‘A Harlem Goat’ Poem, 1898

The archival photo above from Harlem+Bespoke was taken in 1898 shows one of the last country houses that still remained in the Morningside Heights area on the northeast corner at West 120th Street and Amsterdam Avenue when signs of rural life still remained in Harlem. Continue Reading →

Where To Go Sledding In Harlem

harlem-sleddingA positive of having a snowstorm Hercules in effect is the abundant sledding it provides in-and-around Harlem. Here are some spots for wintery recreation Friday and this weekend. Continue Reading →