Past Presentation Monday, June 13, 2022
"From Tidal Marsh to Idyllic Retreat: The Story of Central Park’s Harlem Meer"
with Lane Addonizio, VP for Planning at the Central Park Conservancy
Watch the Video on our PAST EVENTS page
Free Walking Tours of Historic Bloomingdale
Wednesday, July 13th at 6pm
Wednesday, August 31st at 6pm
Wednesday, September 14 at 6pm
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 blog:
"Bloomingdale Neighbor Augusta Stetson and the Church at 96th Street and Central Park West"
See a complete list with links to all 48 BNHG Blogs at BNHG BLOGS
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 is the latest issue of our newsletter, which describes our ongoing work to highlight local history and culture. Click on the image above or click on our BULLETINS page Happy reading!
Below is downloadable file for the bulletin:
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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