Above is an image of the original Point of Rocks, the craggy projection at the southeast corner of St. Nicholas Park from which Revolutionary War soldiers under the command of George Washington could look out over the Harlem Plains to see British troop movements.
It was here that Washington and his soldiers put up a fight until further retreating up the Hudson river to regroup and plan for their eventual takeover of Manhattan from the British Army during the Battle of Harlem Heights.
The Point of Rocks today is located along the upper path on the southeast corner of the park. There is no signage but the Friends of St. Nicholas Park is trying to get one placed as an historic marker. If you would like to help with this endeavor please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.