Sunday, August 22, 2010

An Italian Harlem Time Capsule

In today's New York Times the Real Estate section has a great piece on a couple who has lived in their East Harlem apartment for 35 years. Their home is a time capsule, full of memories from the time when Italian immigrants were coming to the United States and and living in East Harlem. The couple's relatives were some of those immigrants. East Harlem was known as Italian Harlem back in the early 1900s, some of the last remnants of that time are Patsy's, Rao's and this couple's brownstone. The article is a great history lesson and also a wonderful profile on an interesting couple.

Hat tip: Dad


  1. It's nice to see some history of the neighborhood.

  2. Hey, Gloria. I think you've been into Vinyl Wine before. I'm one of the owners but don't work there much. But if you haven't, please stop by and we'll show you around. It would be great if you could post something about our shop. We're located on Lex bet. 99/100.