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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.

History Detectives: Researching Your Building

This article was recently posted on the West Side Rag site, written by Marjorie Cohen who is a member of the Planning Committee of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group. Marjorie also arranged a wonderful program for the BNHG on March … Continue reading

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Battle of Harlem Heights

BATTLE OF HARLEM HEIGHTS by Jim Mackin, local historian and member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Planning Committee The Battle of Harlem Heights begins with the Knowlton Rangers. They were men, mostly from Connecticut and some from Massachusetts, were … Continue reading

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Bloomingdale History Map

Vita Wallace, musician and History Group Planning Committee member, has produced a Bloomingdale neighborhood map for download — use it while you take a stroll!   BloomingdaleSelfGuidedTourMap    

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A City of Tenants

The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group presented a program on March 20, 2014, that included Roberta Gold speaking about her recently-published book When Tenants Claimed the City: the Struggle for Citizenship in New  York City Housing. Ms. Gold reminded us of … Continue reading

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Bloomingdale/Manhattan Valley Chronology

Compiled by Gil Tauber 2001 for the Columbus Amsterdam Business Improvement District see the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group’s website at: http://www.upperwestsidehistory.weebly.org 1600s     Manhattan Island inhabited by Lenape Indians. There is no evidence of permanent settlement in the high rocky Manhattan … Continue reading

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Catching Up: Marjorie Cohen’s history writing on the Bloomingdale area

Marjorie Cohen writes history essays for the West Side Rag, our neighborhood’s e-news reporting on the Upper West Side.  Marjorie is a member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group’s planning committee. Marjorie has lived on the Upper West Side since … Continue reading

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The Old Community on West 98th and 99th Streets

Compiled by Jim Mackin working with Jim Torain — both Jims are members of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group’s Planning Committee. The OLD COMMUNITY is the African-American community of West 98th and 99th Streets between Central Park West and Columbus … Continue reading

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