Weekend History: Along the Bloomingdale Road (Broadway) After the Revolution: Taverns and Tavernkeepers

New York City had a “tavern culture” starting in Colonial times. Taverns came in every shape and size and were owned by a range of residents, both elites … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: Bloomingdale Grows and Prospers, 1790-1820

New York City had to recover from the Revolutionary War after George Washington marched back to downtown Manhattan in November … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: Enslaved African Americans in Bloomingdale

The enslavement of African Americans was prevalent in colonial New York, where 40% of Europeans owned sl … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: The Revolutionary War in Bloomingdale

So many historians have written about the Battle of Harlem Heights on September 16, … Read the rest of this entry >>

Weekend History: 18th Century Bloomingdale Residents Before the American Revolution

New York City’s colonial history provides a context for Bloomingdale’s history before the American Revolu … Read the rest of this entry >>

Throwback Thursday: Ye Very Olde Bloomingdale Road (Broadway) in the Colonial and Post-Revolutionary Era

A few months ago, a new website developed by John Jay College caught my attention. Like many institutions of higher education, the Co … Read the rest of this entry >>