discovering, preserving and sharing our history 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 and Past Events. We write a series of blogs of historical interest that can be read on our Blog page. 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 to the BNHG Library Collection, please email the collection committee by clicking Committee.
Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Planning Group
Winifred Armstrong Peter Arndsten Marjorie Cohen John Gorham Nancy Macagno Jim Mackin Batya Miller Gil Tauber Pam Tice Vita Wallace ... Special advisors: Cynthia Doty Barbara Earnest Liz P. Friedman Joan Paylo