March 23, 2021 at 530pm
Free BNHG Zoom Presentation
"Bloomingdale in 1940: A Tour of Our Neighborhood Then and Now"
What a difference 80 years make! Join the BNHG on a virtual tour of the Bloomingdale neighborhood and see how what was then became what is now. We promise that you won’t be able to identify some of what you see. But not to worry: all will be explained by your evening’s “tour guides”, Julian Boilen, Gil Tauber and Jim Mackin.
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More info at UPCOMING EVENTS
Save the Date for Free Zoom Presentation: Tuesday, May 4
Andrew Alpern, architectural historian and author of the new book Posh Portals: Elegant Entrances and Ingratiating Ingresses to Apartments for the Affluent in New York City, will present a richly illustrated program that he has designed especially for the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group. Alpern's program will highlight the most outstanding examples of "posh portals", entrance ways that can stop passersby in their tracks, creating wow-worthy first impressions of some of the most elegant and luxurious apartment houses on the Upper West Side.
Revised BNHG Building Database Now Available
The table is the product of more than two 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.
The latest revision adds the Department of Buildings’ Building Identification Number (BIN) for each building. This will make it easier to coordinate our information with databases maintained by the Department of Buildings and other agencies. The BIN also makes it possible to distinguish individual buildings in situations where there are multiple buildings on the same tax lot, as in the case of Frederick Douglass Houses.
There is also a new column for the Department of Finance building classification, which helpfully states whether a non-condo apartment building has an elevator or is a walk-up.
Explore this revised database at the
BUILDING DATABASE page of our RESOURCES section
The 2020 Project of the BNHG
The BNHG collected photos and stories of this memorable past year. The latest additions to this ongoing project were 62 black and white neighborhood photos by Paul Margolis.
View the entire project at the 2020 Project page
"Archivist Week Award" for the BNHG
On October 28, 2020, the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group was presented "The Archivist Week Award" for educational use of archives by the NYC Archivists Round Table, in particular, the work of Pam Tice, creator of the group's Blog site, and Gil Tauber, creator of the BNHG Building Database of Upper West Side buildings.
The Latest Blog
"Prohibition in Bloomingdale"
by Pam Tice, member of the BNHG planning committee.
Read the entire blog with its 12 photos:
Prohibition in Bloomingdale
See a complete list with links to all 39 BNHG Blogs at BNHG BLOGS
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