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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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Prohibition in Bloomingdale

January 17, 2020 was the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the Prohibition era. I’d planned to write a blog post about that era in our neighborhood, especially since we were the site of the Lion Brewery on Columbus Avenue … Continue reading

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Spanish Flu in Bloomingdale: A Search for How Our Neighborhood Coped in 1918

This post was written by Pam Tice, a member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group Planning Committee I had a little bird, Its name was Enza, I opened the window, And in-flu-enza. Children’s Rhyme, 1918  As our 2020 Pandemic Spring … Continue reading

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Growing Old in Bloomingdale Part III

The Home for Old Men and Aged Couples and St. Luke’s Home for Indigent Females Both of these homes, developed by New York’s Protestant Episcopal Church, were in Morningside Heights, to the north of our Bloomingdale neighborhood. They were both … Continue reading

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Growing Old in Bloomingdale, Part II

The Association for the Relief of Respectable Aged indigent Females   Since the 2013 post (linked in Part 1) on the history of the organization and its homes for elderly women, the Annual Reports from 1814 to 1924 for the … Continue reading

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Growing Old in Bloomingdale: Nineteenth Century Homes for the Aged, Part 1

This post and the two that follow on the same topic are written by Pam Tice, member of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group planning committee. In the early days of the nineteenth century as the population of New York City … Continue reading

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