The Harlem Rail-Road ‘Open Cut’ 1871

The Harlem station in ‘open cut’ was constructed by the New York Central and Hudson River Railroad in 1873-1874 as part of the Park Avenue Improvement. Continue Reading →

Wecksquaesgeek Indians, Harlem

The original settlers of Harlem were the Wecksquaesgeek Indians, who raised corn and tobacco, and called their land Quinnahung, or Planting Neck. Continue Reading →