NORTHERN MANHATTAN

Museum for African Art
Museum for African Art

EAST HARLEM

(boundaries; S- 96th St.; W- Fifth Ave.; E- Harlem River; N-155th St.)

 Known as Spanish Harlem or El Barrio

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

HARLEM (WEST)

(boundaries: S- 110th; W- Hudson River; E- Fifth Ave.; N- 155th St.)

 It was named after the Dutch city of Haarlem, and where the Harlem Renaissance occurred--the great artistic work of the African community.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

  • WEST HARLEM PIERS- St. Clair Place and W. 135th Street
  • JACKIE ROBINSON PARK- Bradhurst Ave & Edgecombe Ave, W. 145th To 155th St.
    • JACKIE ROBINSON BUST- by Inge Hardison
    • BEAR & FAUN - by Edgar Walter
  • HARLEM RIVER PARK- Harlem River Drive from E. 131 Street to W. 145th and W. 155th Street to Dyckman St.
  • HANCOCK PARK-St. Nicholas Ave., Manhattan Ave., W. 123rd Street
    • GENERAL WINFIELD SCOTT HANCOCK STATUE- by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald
  • MARCUS GARVEY PARK- (previously known as Mt. Morris Park) East 120th to 124th Street
    • MOUNT MORRIS FIRE WATCHTOWER- Landmark 
Harlem Watchtowr, Fire Watchtower
The Harlem Fire Watchtower by Julius Kroehl
sculpture, Bear & Faun, Edgar Walter
Bear & Faun by Edgar Walter
Academy of Arts & Letters, Charles Ives studio replica
Charles Ives' replica of Ct. studio at American Academy of Arts & Letters
Courtyard of Hispanic Society of America with sculptures by Anna Hyatt Huntington
Courtyard of Hispanic Society of America with sculptures by Anna Hyatt Huntington

HAMILTON HEIGHTS

(boundaries: S- 135th St., W- Hudson River; N- 155th St.; E- Edgecombe Ave.)

The neighborhood is named after Alexander Hamilton  who lived here during the last few years of his life.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

WASHINGTON HEIGHTS 

(boundaries: S- 155th St.; N- Dyckman St.; W- Hudson River; E- Coogan's Bluff)

During the American Revolution War the Continental Army built Ft. Washington at the highest point in Manhattan and this area is named for this fort.

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

Morris Jumel Mansion, Jumel Mansion
Morris Jumel Mansion
Little Red Lighthouse,
The Little Red Lighthouse
Cloisters,
The Cloisters
Heather Garden, Ft. Tryon
Heather Garden at Ft. Tryon

Ft. TRYON

(boundaries: W- Broadway; E- Hudson; N0 W181st St.; S- Dyckman St.)

Built by Frederick Law Olmstead, Jr. (his father built Central Park) and gifted by John D. Rockefeller to the City.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

  • THE CLOISTERS- Ft. Tryon Park, replica of a medieval monastery, W. 193rd Street; (212) 923-3700 or visit NYC Parks Site 

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

  • FORT TRYON PARK- Riverside Drive to Broadway, West 192nd St. to Dyckman Street
    • HEATHER GARDEN- 1st Street, a free-outdoor botanical garden
    • COLUMNADE- east of Cabrini Drive in T. Tryon Park by Eduardo Ramirez
    • MARGARET CORBIN CIRCLE- 190th Street & Ft. Tryon Park

 

INWOOD

(boundaries: N- Harlem River; W- Hudson  River - S- Ft. Tryon Park)

The last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan and the most northern neighborhood in Manhattan.

MUSEUMS/HISTORICAL HOUSES

PARKS/ARBORETUM/GARDENS/PRESERVES

  • INWOOD HILL PARK- Dyckman St., Hudson River, Harlem River South, the last natural forest and salt marsh in Manhattan
    • INWOOD HILL PARK- Salt Marshes - around 207th Street
  • ISHAM PARK- Broadway, Isham St. Inwood Pk
    • ISHAM PARK BENCHES- 6 benches in the park
    • ISHAM PARK MEMORIAL- tablet on wall

 

 

Dyckman House Museum
Dyckman Farmhouse Museum

MANHATTAN NEIGHBORHOODS

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