Untapped New York is opening the doors to the historic Harlem Firewatch Tower, built on Mount Morris in the 1850s and restored in 2019.
Today, the greater Harlem area is split into three distinct sections: West, Central, and East Harlem. From containing the only remaining cast-iron watchtower left in the city to serving as the home for some of the country’s most influential cultural and artistic institutions dedicated to conserving the work of Black Americans, Harlem has much for us all to discover. Read to learn more about Harlem's legacy on New York City.
The long-awaited ribbon-cutting for the restoration and unveiling of the historic Harlem Fire Watchtower took place on this past Saturday,
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The Harlem Fire Watchtower is the only remaining of the 11 that once dotted NYC. In need of restoration, it has been dismantled, expected to return summer 2017
Restoration has finally begun for the Harlem Fire Watchtower in Marcus Garvey Memorial Park, with scaffolding going up in December and a multi-month dismantling