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125th Street station at Broadway and 125th Street, one of Manhattanville's primary landmarks
125th Street station at Broadway and 125th Street, one of Manhattanville's primary landmarks

Manhattanville is the part of Manhattan in New York City bordered on the south by Morningside Heights on the west by the Hudson river, on the east by Harlem and on the north by Hamilton Heights and Washington Heights. Its borders are roughly north from 125th street to 135th street and from the Hudson river east to Saint Nicholas Park. Depending on one's point of view, this neighborhood is either rapidly improving, with the addition of new restaurants and renovated apartments, or it is being gentrified, with rising rents chasing away long-time neighborhood residents. Download high resolution version (1590x1193, 578 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... Download high resolution version (1590x1193, 578 KB) Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ... 125th Street is a station of the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, located at 125th Street and Broadway. ... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ... Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bound by the Upper West Side, Morningside Park, Harlem, and Riverside Park (some now consider it part of the Upper West Side). ... View of the Hudson in the 1880s showing Jersey City The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, is a river running mainly through New York State but partly forming the boundary between the states of New York and New Jersey. ... Harlem is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, long known as a major African-American cultural and business center. ... Washington Heights is a New York City neighborhood in Upper Manhattan. ... 125th Street is a two-way east-west street in Manhattan, considered the Main street of Harlem; It is also called Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. ...


Manhattanville sits in a valley, and was formerly called the Hollow Way, before being incorporated as Manhattan Ville in 1806. It was, along with Harlem, one of two sizeable villages in uptown Manhattan. Its early population consisted of German, Irish and Jewish immigrants, along with African-Americans and a settlement of Quakers. It was also the home of Manhattanville College. Like Harlem, it was rural until the construction of the elevated railway providing rapid transit downtown. Aside from Grant's Tomb at the southwestern corner, the principal landmarks in Manhattanville are the elevated section of the IRT Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line and the elevated Riverside Drive viaduct. Within the neighborhood is Manhattanville Houses, a 1,272 unit development of the New York City Housing Authority, which opened in 1961. Designed in the international style by noted Swiss-born architect William Lescaze, the development was initially created to house middle income residents. An African American is a United States citizen who is socially perceived as being of black ancestry, especially one with ancestors imported to America during slavery. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... The architectural and administrative centerpiece of the Manhattanville campus, Reid Hall (1864), is named after Whitelaw Reid owner of the New York Tribune. ... Grants Tomb, circa 1909 Grants tomb 2004 Grants Tomb is a mausoleum containing the bodies of Ulysses S. Grant (1822-1885), an American Civil War General and the 18th President of the United States, and his wife, Julia Dent Grant (1826-1902). ... The Broadway-Seventh Avenue Line, also known as the IRT West Side Line, is one of the lines of the IRT division of the New York City Subway. ... Riverside Drive is a scenic north-south thoroughfare in New York City. ... Torontos Bloor Street Viaduct bridges the Don valley; road traffic uses the upper deck, rail traffic uses the lower deck. ... The New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) provides decent and affordable housing for low and moderate income residents throughout the five boroughs of New York. ... William Edmond Lescaze (March 27, 1896-February 9, 1969) was a Swiss-born American architect. ...


The neighborhood also contains the landmarked Claremont Theater[1], the Manhattanville Bus Depot, St. Mary's Church, the Fairway supermarket (a major neighborhood boon, providing fresh produce and a wide variety of groceries) and the site of a proposed major expansion of Columbia University. Significant new development is happening in Manhattanville in addition to the proposed expansion of Columbia University[2]. After a ground breaking ceremony in Nov 2005 construction of the West Harlem Waterfront park began in April 2006[3]. The park, which will consist of multiple piers and ferry landings, stretches from 125th St to 132nd Street and will fill in one of the few missing links in a cycle and walking path that stretches the entire circumference of Manhattan. Construction of the park is expected to be completed by spring 2007. Also under construction in Manhattanville is the new Gatehouse Theater. The Gatehouse Theater is an additional facility of Aaron Davis Hall [4]performing art space, one of Harlem's leading artistic venues specializing in dance. It is being built by rehabilitating a former 19th century water pumping station at 135th St and Amsterdam. Construction will be completed in fall 2006. Upon completion both Aaron Davis Hall and the Gatehouse Theater will evolve to share a common name. The renamed entity will be known as Harlem Stage. Another important artistic venues for the area is the non profit exhibition space, Triple Candie, at 126th Street and Amsterdam. Manhattanville Bus Depot logo. ... Columbia University is a private university in the Morningside Heights neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City and a member of the Ivy League. ...


Nightlife is expanding in the area. In 2005 leading hip hop producer Timbaland opened his own nightclub, the Cherry Lounge, off Amsterdam Avenue and 128th Street. A bar, club and restaurant row is developing in conjunction with the Harlem Pier development.


A 600 unit student dorm known as 'The Towers'[5]finished construction in June 2006 as an extension of the City College [6]at St Nicholas Terrace. This is the first time that City College has housed students on the campus. Occupation begins in Fall 06. The increase in student residences is one of several factors rapidly changing the character of Manhattanville.

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Flag Seal Nickname: The Big Apple, The Capital of the World[1], Gotham Location Location in the state of New York Government Counties (Boroughs) Bronx (The Bronx) New York (Manhattan) Queens (Queens) Kings (Brooklyn) Richmond (Staten Island) Mayor Michael Bloomberg (R) Geographical characteristics Area    - City 1,214. ... The Five Boroughs of New York City: 1: Manhattan 2: Brooklyn 3: Queens 4: Bronx 5: Staten Island In New York City, a borough is a unique form of government used to administer the five constituent counties that make up the city; it differs significantly from other borough forms of... The Borough of Manhattan, highlighted in yellow, lies between the East River and the Hudson River. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1200x1600, 221 KB) Summary The top floors of the Chrysler building seen from the east on 42nd Street in morning light. ... Alphabet City, formerly considered a slum, is now a trendy part of the East Village in lower Manhattan, New York City. ... Broadway at the intersection with Amsterdam Avenue, the Ansonia Hotel in the center Ansonia is a neighborhood in the Upper West Side section of Manhattan, New York City It is named after the Ansonia Hotel situated on Broadway. ... Battery Park City is a 90 acre (0. ... The Bowery is a well-known street in Manhattan that more or less marks the boundary between Chinatown and Little Italy on one side and the Lower East Side on the other—running from Chatham Square in the south to Astor Place in the north. ... Chelsea is located on the West Side of Manhattan, New York City. ... A Chinese lion helps usher in the 2006 Chinese New Year. ... The Diamond District is an area of New York City found along 47th Street (between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas) in the neighborhood of Midtown in the borough of Manhattan. ... Looking south from 6th Street down Second Avenue, one of the main thoroughfares through the East Village. ... A view up Broad Street in the Financial District in Manhattan The Financial District is the neighborhood in New York City on the southernmost section of the island of Manhattan which comprises the offices and headquarters of many of the citys major financial institutions, including the New York Stock... The famous Flatiron building from which the district is named. ... The current version of the article or section reads like an advertisement. ... Gramercy, also called Gramercy Park, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City, focused around Gramercy Park, a private park between East 20th and 21st Streets. ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (pronounced Grennich Village; also called simply the Village) is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City. ... Hamilton Heights is a neighborhood in Harlem in New York City. ... Harlem is a neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City, long known as a major African-American cultural and business center. ... Ninth Avenue looking north toward Time Warner Center and Hearst Tower (New York City) Hells Kitchen (also known as Clinton and Midtown West) is a neighborhood of New York City that includes roughly the area between 34th Street and 57th Street, from 8th Avenue to the Hudson River. ... Hudson Heights is a Manhattan neighborhood located within the larger area known as Washington Heights in New York City. ... Inwood is the northernmost neighborhood on Manhattan Island in the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... The Kips Bay neighborhood of Manhattan is the area between 23rd and 34th streets to the east of 3rd Avenue. ... Koreatown, or K-town as it is colloquially known, is generally bordered by 31st and 36th Sts. ... Food vendors line the streets of Little Italy. ... The corner of Orchard and Rivington Streets, Lower East Side (2005) The Lower East Side is a neighborhood of the New York City borough of Manhattan. ... Lower Manhattan skyline as viewed from the Staten Island Ferry Woolworth Building, looking south along Broadway Lower Manhattan, from the Brooklyn Bridge, 2005 Lower Manhattan is the southernmost part of the island of Manhattan, the main island and center of business and government of the City of New York. ... Marble Hill is the northernmost section of the borough of Manhattan in New York, New York. ... View of Midtown from Empire State Building. ... The Meatpacking District, also known as Gansevoort Market, is a neighborhood in Manhattan, New York City. ... Morningside Heights is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City and is bound by the Upper West Side, Morningside Park, Harlem, and Riverside Park (some now consider it part of the Upper West Side). ... The Murray Hill neighborhood of Manhattan extends south from 42nd street to meet the neighborhood of Gramercy (or Rose Hill/Curry Hill as the northern half of Grammercy is often referred to) at 29th street. ... NoHo can also refer to North Hollywood in Los Angeles, California. ... Nolita, sometimes written as NoLIta (North of Little Italy), is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City. ... Main Street on Roosevelt Island Roosevelt Island, pop. ... SoHo is a neighborhood in Manhattan that is bounded roughly by Houston Street on the north, Lafayette Street on the east, Canal Street on the south, and Sixth Avenue on the west. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Stuyvesant Town as well as the adjacent Peter Cooper Village is a large residential development on the East Side of Manhattan. ... Tenderloin was a neighborhood of the West Side of Manhattan north and east of Chelsea on the far West Side, which stretched south to West 14th Street and up to West 57th Street, from the mid 1800s to the 1920s. ... Times Square, named after the one-time headquarters of The New York Times, is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan, New York City, which centers on 42nd Street and Broadway. ... Citigroups Global Corporate and Investment Bank has its headquarters in TriBeCa. ... Turtle Bay is a neighborhood in New York City, on the east side of Midtown Manhattan. ... The Upper East Side at Sunset The Upper East Side is a neighborhood in the borough of Manhattan in New York City, between Central Park and the East River. ... The Upper West Side is a neighborhood of the borough of Manhattan in New York City that lies between Central Park and the Hudson River. ... Washington Heights is a New York City neighborhood in the northern reaches of the borough of Manhattan. ... // The West Village is part of the Greenwich Village neighborhood in the New York City Bourough of Manhattan, bounded by the Hudson River and roughly 6th Avenue, extending from 14th Street down to Houston Street. ... A section of Yorkville as seen from a high rise on Second Avenue and 87th Street Yorkville is a neighborhood within the Upper East Side of the borough of Manhattan in the city of New York City. ...


 
 

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