Two stereoscopic views looking northward on Harlem Speedway (Harlem River Drive) from around 181st Street.
The bottom image captures the finale to a race (note the man lying on the rockface to the left).
The top image shows just how wide the Speadway was.
In both images, note the domed building on a bluff, in the Bronx. This is now part of Bronx Community College, but at the time was part of NYU when NYU was thinking about moving out of the crowded Washington Square area, for more space and wealthier environs in The Bronx (just as Columbia moved uptown to the Upper West Side). The Bronx Community College building features a rotunda with sculptures of “Great Americans” and is open to the public
Halloween Is Coming!
Join Harlem Mothers and Fathers SAVE (Stop Another Violent End) celebrate Halloween:
The Victoria Tower Residences on 125th street is starting to show apartments. The building is behind, yet incorporates the facade of the old Victoria Theater.
The 27-story high rise shares its space with the Renaissance Marriot Hotel and is being marketed as a luxury building with a two-story lounge, multiple meeting rooms, a fitness center, and adjacent restaurants that will offer residential tenants hotel services.
This may be the only externally mounted clock in Harlem. 35 West 110th Street.
Note the address is on the clock itself and yes, the time is correct.
November 2, looms
Nov. 2 is when we’ll lock in our choices for a ton of open seats in city government. Not only are we choosing a new mayor, comptroller and five new borough presidents, term limits mean the bulk of the City Council is turning over, too.
New York’s crowded primary this past June had relatively high turnout, as nearly three in 10 registered voters cast ballots. (It’s a low bar.)
Now, the city returns to the polls to finalize our picks in the General Election on Nov. 2.
But Election Day is merely the last day you can cast your ballot: Keep these key earlier dates in mind:
Oct. 18 — Last day you can request an absentee ballot online or by mail to vote at home or outside of the city. Request your absentee ballot from the city Board of Elections (BOE) here. You can mail your ballot in any time before Election Day.
Oct. — The early voting period begins, running through Halloween.
Nov. 1 — Last day to request an absentee ballot in person.
Nov. 2 — Election Day and the last day to postmark your absentee ballot.