"We are the inheritors, the interpreters and the creators of our history."
The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (BNHG)* promotes research and education on the history of the Bloomingdale neighborhood of New York City's Upper West Side. *Formerly the Park West Neighborhood History Group (PWNHG).
WHAT IS BLOOMINGDALE? Bloomingdale is the name of the neighborhood on the Upper West Side of Manhattan from W. 96th to W. 110th Street between Central Park and Riverside Drive. This area has been referred to as "Bloomingdale" for over 300 years. The name derives from the Dutch town of Bloemendaal, "valley of the flowers."
WHAT WE DO
We offer regular public programs and neighborhood walking tours that are listed under Upcoming Events. We also collect research materials that are accessible in the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library at 150 West 100th Street and listed on this site at the BNHG Library Collection page . If you have any material that might add to the appreciation of our neighborhood history and wish to donate them to the BNHG Library Collection, please contact us.
Click on pdf icon below to see a chronological history of our neighborhood.
Winifred Armstrong Peter Arndsten Marjorie Cohen John Gorham Alice Hudson Nancy Macagno Jim Mackin Batya Miller Gil Tauber Pam Tice Vita Wallace ... Special advisors: Cynthia Doty Barbara Earnest Hedda Fields Liz P. Friedman Joan Paylo Jim Torain