Old photos of the new neighborhoodPosted: November 14, 2013 Harlem has a rich and meaningful history that I don’t yet know enough about. I feel it when I walk down the street or look out the window, more than I do in any other neighborhood of New York City, like the past is still breathing.
Maybe I have Dutch ancestors who lived here. Maybe it’s just my American heart. But so much about Harlem feels important.
These photos are part of the Museum of the City of New York’s photography collection, which I discovered via Harlem Bespoke. Looking through the photos, so much looks the same. Is this good or bad? Probably both and neither. Enjoy the photos and your visit to our home.