‘The Colonial Garden,’ Morris-Jumel Mansion, 1765-Present (Photograph)

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A mid-day photograph of the Colonial Garden on the north side behind the Morris-Jumel Mansion, on 162nd Street and Edgecombe Avenue in Inwood, New York, 1765-Present. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: “Astoria” John Jacob Astor Expedition To The North Pole

astoria the bookAstoria is the thrilling, true-adventure tale of the 1810 Astor Expedition, an epic, now forgotten, three-year journey to forge an American empire on the Pacific Coast, spearheaded by John Jacob Astor (from the same family that brought you Astor Place in Harlem), with support from Thomas Jefferson (another Harlem visitor). Continue Reading →

HW Pick: The Lonely Guy

iWhen Barack Obama arrived in Washington almost five years ago, the universal assumption was that the young president—who had, after all, won office by exploiting every connective tool of the national social and electoral network—would run his White House in sharp contrast to the bunkered, hunkered-down George W. Bush. Continue Reading →

A Short History of Tea In Harlem

Tea in Harlem has been a constant since its early years with the Muscoota Indians in East Harlem to the Harlem Renaissance with Lelia Walker’s Dark Tower on 136th Street in Central Harlem. Continue Reading →