Friday, August 26, 2011

☞ REMEMBER: The Cozy Nook circa 1915

The above image is that of a cottage that apparently sat up in West Harlem sometimes around 1915.  Upper West Harlem appears to have taken little more time to develop as one can see from the photo taken at 140th Street and Broadway.  In modern times, this corner of Harlem is lined by prewar buildings on either side of the avenue and most of the wood frame houses have been replaced by brownstones on the side streets.

"Cozy Nook" ca. 1915 via the digital gallery at the Museum of the City of New York


  1. Now that is just the most adorable thing I have ever seen and I include Persian kittens in that statement.

  2. There is a large stone block on the sidewalk just in front of the entrance, I believe this was for dismounting from a horse drawn carriage and where very common at one time.

  3. Ya know I'm not surprised to hear that Upper West Harlem took time to develop. Another remnant of that is, I think, a lovely wood frame house on West 150th Street b/t Amsterdam & B'way, closer to B'way. It used to be a Sisters of Mercy Convent & now its a Church.