DSNY Manhattan Community Coordinator

Marissa Yanni – DSNY’s Manhattan Community Affairs Liaison – appeared at this week’s 25th Precinct Community Council meeting and offered that we could contact her directly with any questions or to report any sanitation issues in East Harlem and Harlem. Marissa’s contact information is:

myanni@dsny.nyc

After the mayor’s walkabout in East Harlem, agencies like DSNY are (for the moment) focused on our community and would like you to identify areas of concern.

The Last King of France, Lived in Exile, in Harlem

Who knew?

Louis Philippe I was the last King of France – reigning from 1830 to 1848. Before 1848, he arrived and lived in Harlem as an exile.

Louis Philippe lived in the United States for four years, staying in, Boston, Philadelphia, and New York City. In 1815, he moved into the historic Claremont Inn “one of the noble houses on the Island” in Harlem.

Claremont Inn was situated on the bluff above Manhattanville, overlooking what is now 125th Street (note the ferry docks on the Hudson that once took travelers to Fort Lee).

You can see it, and Grants Tomb (built much later, of course) here:

For more images of the Claremont Inn, see:

https://collections.mcny.org/CS.aspx?VP3=SearchResult&VBID=24UP1GMTV1ABT

For more on Louis Phillippe, see:

https://www.harlemworldmagazine.com/louis-philippe-i-the-last-king-of-france-exiled-in-harlem-ny/

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