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Upper Manhattan

Upper Manhattan is the northern district of Manhattan Borough in New York City. It extends between 59th Street and 155th Street at the northern end of Manhattan Island. Upper Manhattan thus brings together several districts such as:

  • Marble Hill: It is the northernmost of Manhattan’s Bronx enclave, named after a large marble deposit under the hill. In the past, mines were exploited there to extract building stones. To get to Marble Hill, you can take the New York subway and also the suburban trains.
  • Inwood: This is the northernmost district of Manhattan Borough north of Washington Heights and bounded by the Harlem River to the north and east. Inwood Hill Park, on the Hudson River, is an urban park that includes caves used by the Lenapes Indians before the arrival of the Europeans, as well as the last salt marshes of Manhattan, where you can observe migratory birds.
  • Washington Heights: Also known as “The Heights” is a neighbourhood north of the Manhattan Borough. Washington Heights extends from 155th Street to Dyckman Street. To the south is the Harlem district, to the north is the Inwood district.
  • Harlem: This is a northern district of the Manhattan Borough located between the north of 96th Street and Whashington Heights. Harlem has played a major role throughout the history of New York City; it is a home for African Americans.
  • Manhattanville: This is a district of the Manhattan Borough that is bordered by Morningside Heights, Harlem and the Hudson River. Manhattanville was a very dynamic small town because of its proximity to the Hudson River where ships traded every day. 

Upper Manhattan is a vast area that is full of things to see and do, when you visit this area we recommend that you visit: 

  • The Met Cloisters: This is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art which was built from sections of French medieval monasteries, offers a vast collection of statues, paintings, stained glass and tapestries.
  • Museum of the city of New York: The New York City Museum is a history and art museum located in Manhattan. It was founded by Henry Collins Brown in 1923 to preserve and present the history of New York City and its people. 
  • Apollo Theater: The Apollo Theatre is a famous performance venue in the Harlem district of northern Manhattan; this venue has been a symbol of black American music since the 1940s and is listed in the National Register of Historic Sites. 
  • Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine: Saint John the Divine Cathedral is the cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York. It is located in New York City at 1047 Amsterdam Avenue between 110th Street and 113th Street in Morningside Heights.
  • Conservatory Garden: Conservatory Garden is a French-style garden located in the northeast corner of Central Park, New York, between 104th and 106th Street west of Fifth Avenue. This garden has an area of 24,000 m², it is the only French garden in Central Park. Conservatory Garden takes its name from a conservatory that stood on the site from 1898 to 1935.
  • Fort Tryon Park: Fort Tryon Park is a public park in New York City, located in the Washington Heights district of the northern Manhattan Borough. Its surface area is 270,000 m².
  • Riverside Park: It is a narrow strip of greenery 100 to 200m wide and 6km long located between the Hudson River and Riverside Drive.