HW Pick: Battle of Fort Washington

MorrisonsIn commemoration of the 237th anniversary of the Revolutionary War’s Battle of Fort Washington, members of the Brigade of the American Revolution will set up camp on Fort Tryon Park’s Cafe Lawn. Visitors will travel back in time and see demonstrations of how the Continental Army functioned during America’s War for Independence. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Revolutionary War History

On April 12, the Revolutionary War began with shots fired on the fort. On September 16, 1776, the Battle of Harlem Heights, sometimes referred to as the Battle of Harlem or Battle of Harlem Plain was fought in western Harlem around the Hollow Way (now West 125th St., and Lenox Avenue) with conflicts on Morningside Heights to the south and Harlem Heights to the north.

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’9 Miles From N. York,’ 1709, St. Nicholas Park. Harlem

The milestones marker is dated from 1709 as the 9th mile from New York within St. Nicholas Park. According to Harlem+Bespoke , it was taken around the 133rd Street and St. Nicholas Park area in 1955.

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