Highlights of the BNHG Library Collection

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Title

Highlights of the BNHG Library Collection

Subject

History of the Bloomingdale neighborhood in Upper Manhattan-- roughly between 96th Street and 110th Street, Riverside Park to Central Park.

Description

Some highlights we've scanned from the history group's physical files on neighborhood history housed at the Bloomingdale branch of the New York Public Library.

Creator

The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group

Source

The BNHG's Library Collection, physical files housed in the Bloomingdale branch of the New York Public Library. The contents of the collection were contributed to the group for the most part by neighbors, since 2003.

Publisher

Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group

Date

This collection of scanned highlights was established in 2021.

Rights

We believe these materials are in the public domain, or we have tried to contact the creators and either they agreed to have their work posted, or we could not find a way to contact them. Please let us know if you have any additional information on any of the contents, or if you are a copyright holder to any of them.

Language

Primarily English

Type

Local History

Coverage

Bloomingdale neighborhood of Manhattan's Upper West Side; roughly between 96th Street and 110th Street, Riverside Park to Central Park

Collection Items

Church and School of the Holy Name, c. 1911, Copy of a Postcard
This is a copy of a postcard from about 1911, showing the church before the steeple was added-- and featuring an amusing misprint.

A History of Woman's Hospital New York, New York by Alvarene Molland RNMA
This short history was written by Alvarene Molland, RNMA, Clinical Coordinator Nursing in 1965, upon the occasion of Woman's Hospital merging with St Luke's Hospital. This is her 1992 revision, with an addendum upon the occasion of moving the…

History of the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library, by Susan Singer
These are librarian Susan Singer's notes for a talk she gave to the Park West Neighborhood History Group, later renamed Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group. Though Ms. Singer has first-hand knowledge of the branch's history, having worked there…

The 96th Street and the 103rd Street I. R. T. Broadway Station by Philip Ashforth Coppola
This is a special short volume or pamphlet with many drawings, taken from the author's "Silver Connections, Vol. I (1984): Station Descriptions & Illustrations & Layouts." However, this is a revised text from 2006, produced especially for the…

Report of Committee on Church History Appointed by the Board of Trustees December 22nd 1932 [First Church of Christ, Scientist, 96th Street and Central Park West, New York City]
The Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group was given a xerox copy of this report for our files in the Bloomingdale Branch of the New York Public Library on the occasion of a tour of the building on October 25, 2003, before the building was sold and…

Jean Jaworek's notes for "History of a Community Garden"
These are Jean Jaworek's notes for a visit to the West 104th Street Community Garden (between Central Park West and Manhattan Avenue), which she led for the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group on September 19, 2010. Although she didn't write…

'Heights & 'Valley News, title page of the February 1977 issue
This is a scan of the front page of the February 1977 issue of the 'Heights & 'Valley News, a publication of the Columbia Tenants' Union. This page is in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group's file on the history of the Bloomingdale branch of…

Taken From Harper's Weekly, May 9, 1885: The New York Cancer Hospital
This is a scan of the typescript copy of the Harper's Weekly article we have in the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group's history files. A digital copy of the original article may be found through the New York Public Library, but the size of the…

Bloomingdale Conservation Project articles
In the Bloomingdale Neighborhood History Group's files, we have a red folder of newspaper clippings about the Bloomingdale Conservation Project, created by Ginger Lief. Most of the clippings are from the New York Times, and those articles are fairly…

A Tintype of CFD's Interrupted Primary Day 2001: Where Members Were That Fateful Morning
This is a beautifully written account based on the author's own experience of 9/11 as well as interviews with members of the Upper West Side's Community Free Democrats club.
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