Tag Archives: East Harlem

  • PLEASANT AVENUE, East Harlem

    October 5, 2010

    Originally a northern section of Avenue A between East 114th and East 120th Streets –cut off from York Avenue, which was also originally Avenue A, by a bend in the Harlem River — Pleasant Avenue has been anything but, during its checkered history. A day-old newborn was found here in 1884; its throat had been cut. [...]

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    February 5, 2005

    WHILE preparing to march 155th Street for I CAN’T DRIVE 155, I was drawn to the Macombs Dam Bridge, which connects the 155th St. Viaduct with Jerome Avenue in the Bronx, like a magnet. When I was a kid, I read a story about a Victorian-era dad…tough, but fair, think “Life With Father“… who bought white typewriters [...]

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