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Harlem is one of the most unique neighborhoods in New York It is known as a major African-American cultural and business center It runs from 110th Street the East River 168th St Amsterdam Ave and Morningside Park The first European settlement in what is now called Harlem was made by Dutch settlers It was formalized in 1658 as Nieuw Harlem or New Harlem after the Dutch city of Harlem The Indian trail to Harlems lush bottomland meadows was rebuilt by the Dutch West India Companys black slaves and eventually developed into what is called the Boston Post Road In 1664 the English took control of the New Netherland colony and anglicized the name of the town to Harlem as we know it today On September 16 1776 the Battle of Harlem Heights also called the Battle of Harlem or Battle of Harlem Plain was fought in western Harlem around the Hollow Way now West 125th St with conflicts on Morningside Heights to the south and Harlem Heights to the north By the 19th century Harlem became a place of farms such as James Roosevelts east of Fifth Avenue between 110th and 125th Streets Country estates were on the heights overlooking the Hudson to the west of Harlem A steamboat on the East River provided service connecting the suburb of Harlem with New York It was an hour and a halfs passage sometimes interrupted when the river froze in winter or else by stagecoach along the Boston Post Road which descended from McGowns Pass now in Central Park and skirted the salt marshes around 110th Street to pass through Harlem In 1831 The New York and Harlem Railroad now Metro North was incorporated to better link the city with the suburb starting at a depot at East 23rd Street By 1851 it was extended 127 miles north to a railroad junction in Columbia County at Chatham New York Harlem was developing into an extensive somewhat broken
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