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Morningside Heights is the academic quarter of New York City. It stretches irregularly from north of 96th Street to about 123rd Street between Morningside Park and Riverside Park on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
From the top of a 135-foot bluff, it overlooks the Hudson River on one side and Harlem on the other. It is about 15 minutes from midtown Manhattan by subway. With apartments on the "Gold Coast" of Riverside Drive selling for well over $1,000,000, Morningside Heights is one of th granted scenic landmark status toe more desirable residential neighborhoods in Manhattan.
The area that is now Morningside park was described as "inconvenient for use" by a city surveyor in 1867, meaning difficult to build property on, so it was made into a park, which was called "Morning-side park" because its east facing slope catches the morning sun.
Morninside Park is located on a long a rocky ledge extending from 110th to 123rd streets and between Morningside Drive and Manhattan Avenues and Morningside Avene is comprised of approximately 30 acres that were excluded from the street grid under a proposal
Built on a steep incline, multiple playgrounds nestle at the bottom of its cliff-like hillside, and visitors pause along its heights to take in a unique view. Winding paths bordered with flowers and trees lead to a cascading waterfall, across from which local teams play on its baseball fields. Parents bring their children to play in its playgrounds and learn in its after-school program, and on Saturdays local farmers sell their goods in an outdoor market.
For many years, the Cathedral of Saint John the Divine, tried to get people to call the area Cathedral Heights, but was unsuccessful. The Cathedral, built before the impact of skyscrapers was intended to tower over the city. It does not, but West 110th Street is called Cathedral Parkway.
Ariel East on Broadway is new condo next to the famous landmark Metro Theatre. This jewel of a neighborhood movie house gained landmark status because of it's handsome glazed-terra-cotta Art Deco facade and beautiful neon marquee. Unfortunately only the outside of the building has landmark status. The inside space is currently available for rent to a store. The theatre is nestled between two high rise buildings. The new 37 story glass Ariel to the north and the 17 story 1930 Art Deco co-op The Trafalgar at 233 W. 99th Street to the south.
The Ariel, two new luxury residential towers across the street from each other at 99th & Broadway are currently being erected. One tower will be 31 stories tall and have 73 units, the other will be 37 stories tall and have 65 units. The Ariel is selling grand sized apartments with 2 bedrooms starting at $1,500,000
Avalon Morningside Park a new rental building at One Morningside Drive and 110th Street, a 2 story glass entrance with 296 units.
Columbia University Campus from a 1915 postcard
Columbia Campus today
Morningside Heights is currently home to about 35,000 people, and over the years has housed a long list of famous individuals, intellectuals and students, charming bookstores, cafes and bars as well as world-renowned institutions, including:
Union Theological Seminary
Jewish Theological Seminary
Bank St. College of Education
Manhattan School of Music
Cathedral of Saint John the Divine
Nick Moyer, the Busker of Morningside Heights at 103rd Street/Broadway #1 Subway Station
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