Category Archives: BlockHistory

Throwback Thursday – 5 West 127th Street (5-9)

This is what the lot where 5 West now stands looked liked circa 1932. This includes 7-9 W127th which used to be some sort of automobile service shop/garage. Credit: Charles Von Urban, Museum of the City of New York Collection And … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – 49 West 127th Street

This is the block, circa 1932. Shows 49 West 127th Street, flanked by 51 (left) and 47 (right). Credit: Charles Von Urban, Museum of the City of New York Collection And today courtesy of Google maps street view …

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Throwback Thursday….. 50 West 127th Street

50 (and 52) West 127th Street… before and after the Limestone man cometh. Photo courtesy of Block Member Larry Allen Please keep the photos coming (stories about the block would be great too); from the site stats, it looks like … Continue reading

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Throwback Thursday – 26 West 127th Street (currently Mount Zion Baptist Church)

Throwback Thursday: 26 West 127th street, circa 1932. Now home to Mt Zion Baptist Church (Block Association member and host to our last few Block Association meetings). image courtesy Museum of the City of New York collection … and now courtesy … Continue reading

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Throw back… (Friday)?

Courtesy of Harlem Bespoke (and hat tip to block member/board member Reggie Chambers). Who knew? Our Neighborhood Place, the community space on our block, used to be a speakeasy. The photo below is Harlem circa 1932. Read more at Harlem Bespoke. photo … Continue reading

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