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Group of neighbors interested in the history of the Bloomingdale area, approximately West 86th to West 110th Streets, Park to River.

One Hundred Years Ago: Bloomingdale Traffic

by Pam Tice, member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Program Committee Scrolling through the 1923 Daily News articles about our Bloomingdale neighborhood, I was struck by the number of automobile accidents and deaths, as well as the arrests of … Continue reading

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Orphan Houses of the Upper West Side

by Pam Tice, member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Planning Committee The Upper West Side, a suburb in the early to mid-19th century, provided an excellent location for an orphanage.  Land was cheap, the neighborhood’s country-like setting provided the … Continue reading

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Bloomingdale Neighbor Augusta Stetson and the Church at 96th Street and Central Park West

The First Church of Christ Scientist, at 96th Street and Central Park West, will soon become the home of the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. Recent announcements of the conversion led me to look at the history of this imposing granite … Continue reading

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Post #7 Bloomingdale Goes to School 1790s and early 1800s

This is the seventh and last (for a while) in this series exploring colonial and post-Revolution Bloomingdale written by Pam Tice, Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Planning Committee member. As parents cope with educating their children in this complicated time, it’s … Continue reading

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Post #6 Along the Bloomingdale Road After the Revolution: Taverns and Tavernkeepers

This is the sixth post exploring colonial and post-Revolution Bloomingdale written by Pam Tice, Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Planning Committee member. New York City had a “tavern culture” starting in Colonial times. Taverns came in every shape and size and … Continue reading

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Post #5 Bloomingdale Grows and Prospers 1790-1820

This is the fifth post on colonial and post-Revolution Bloomingdale written by Pam Tice, member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group. New York City had to recover from the Revolutionary War after George Washington marched back to downtown Manhattan in … Continue reading

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Post #4 Enslaved African Americans in Bloomingdale

This is a fourth post on colonial and post-Revolution Bloomingdale written by Pam Tice, member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group. Now that I’ve written three posts about Bloomingdale in the 18th Century, I’m turning to the topic that caught … Continue reading

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Post #3: The Revolutionary War in Bloomingdale

This is the third post about 18th Century Bloomingdale, written by Pam Tice, member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Planning Committee. So many historians have written about the Battle of Harlem Heights on September 16, 1776, that I do … Continue reading

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Post #2: 18th Century Bloomingdale residents before the American Revolution

Pam Tice, Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Planning Committee member Here is a second post in my series exploring Bloomingdale in Colonial times and after the Revolution. Colonial New York New York City’s colonial history provides a context for Bloomingdale’s history … Continue reading

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Bloomingdale: Colonial Times and after the Revolutionary War

by Pam Tice, member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Introduction A few months ago, a new website developed by John Jay College caught my attention. Like many institutions of higher education, the College was exploring the link between slavery … Continue reading

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