Apple Blossom Time

Spring, of course, means blossoms and in Harlem today the most common blossom is from the Callery Pear.

Over a 100 years ago, a few apple orchards still remained in Harlem. This 1893 photo of apple trees in Harlem by Robert Bracklow, shows an orchard of mature trees in blossom. Sadly, but understandably, it’s in in black and white:

To see zoom in on the detail, see:

Harlem River Drive

A great, brief history of the rise and fall of the Harlem Speedway, now known as Harlem River Drive.