Homemade History Exchange
Sunday August 14, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Amsterdam Avenue at 109th Street
Stroll over to Amsterdam Avenue for a real Open Streets treat. Eat cookies, chat with neighbors, and look through a treasure chest of historical photos, articles, and maps related to the immediate neighborhood. There will be coloring sheets and crayons for those who enjoy them as well!
More Info at UPCOMING EVENTS
Free Walking Tours of Historic Bloomingdale
- August 31st, Wednesday, at 6pm
- September 14, Wednesday, at 6pm
- October 19, Wednesday, at 6pm
- November 13, Sunday, at 2pm
- December 11, Sunday, at 2 pm
Meet at south end of Straus Park
Broadway at W106th Street
Explore the history of the Upper West Side
between W. 96th and W. 110th Streets
Led by renowned local historian, Jim Mackin
More Information at our UPCOMING EVENTS page
Read the latest BNHG blog:
"Orphan Houses of the Upper West Side"
written by Pam Tice
Reopening of the Bloomingdale Branch Library
and availability of the BNHG Library Collection!
Our public archive of documents related to the history of the neighborhood is back at the Bloomingdale branch of the New York Public Library, on West 100th Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues. The files are easy to find now, near the circulation desk, and they are chock-full of interesting material. Whether you are researching a specific topic or just browsing, you're welcome to copy pages in the library or to take a folder to one of the tables to read through it in comfort. On top of the filing cabinets you'll find an eclectic selection of books about NYC history donated by historian Peter Salwen, which are also for reading and reference use in the library. The Bloomingdale Library's own webpage is here, and a few highlights of our collection are posted digitally here.
DIGITAL COLLECTIONS OF THE BLOOMINGDALE NEIGHBORHOOD HISTORY GROUP
Select items from the BNHG Library Collection have been digitized
for more information about the library collection visit our
BNHG LIBRARY COLLECTION page.
Check out our Resources pages.
At our Resources pages you'll find fascinating Bloomingdale history under the following headings:
Useful Links and Resources
NYT Articles about Manhattan Valley from 1865-1998
Peter Salwen Collection
Upper West Side History Quiz
A New Video Overview of the BNHG
If a picture is worth a thousand words, is a video likely to be worth even more? We think so, which is why a few members of the planning committee of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group (BNHG} got together to produce this ten minute video. It's an introduction to the neighborhood that is our home, the neighborhood that inspires our research and is the inspiration for the free public programs we offer throughout the year.
Find out more about the BNHG at our ABOUT US page
Here’s the summer edition of Bloomingdale Bulletin, the newsletter of the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group. Check out upcoming events, including the brand-new Homemade History Exchange, recent programs with links to recordings, a Bloomingdale notable, a recount of our own neighborhood’s part in the “Radium Craze” of the early 1900s, and more. Click here to view the complete bulletin or download the file below to enable links.
Now available, BNHG’s new downloadable digital brochure:
How To Research the History of Buildings in Manhattan
Whether you’re a student, researcher or simply someone interested in finding out the history of any building in Manhattan, there’s now a free guide that will help you to get started. This just-released guide, How to Research the History of Buildings in Manhattan, includes links to free online sources of data on individual buildings, their physical characteristics, the date of their construction and the name of their designer
The BNHG Building Database is the product of more than three years of research and field work by BNHG members, led by Gilbert Tauber. The table lists all of the 1,056 buildings in the area from the north side of 96th Street to the south side of 110th Street between Central Park West and Riverside Drive.
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