Sitting below Washington Heights, is Hamilton Heights, starting at 135th St and expanding to W 155th St. If you’ve heard of Alexander Hamilton, or perhaps the wildly popular broadway musical Hamilton, you’ll want to explore this area of Upper Manhattan a bit more. Home to the City College of New York, the Harlem School of the Arts and the Dance Theatre of Harlem, Hamilton Heights is engrained with history, academia and culture.
For a groovy night out, head to The Honeywell, a basement bar covered in Art Deco paraphernalia. The next morning you can stop at Hamilton’s Bakery for bottomless brunch and bacon maple cinnamon rolls. Broadway, Amsterdam Ave and St. Nicholas Ave are showered with Dominican, Italian and Chinese eateries, as well as vendors with some of the best street food in Manhattan.
The tree-lined pedestrian paths along Riverside Drive offer breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the ideal place to spend a summer day biking, reading or hanging out with friends. You can stop by Gitler, an art gallery focused on showcasing a range of talents from around the world. For entertainment, a bit more historical check out the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial or the Duke Ellington House to explore African-American literature and observe a look into a human-rights legends.
Hamilton Heights might be more uptown than desired, but transportation options make it easy to commute to midtown or downtown. The red and blue lines offer easy commuter options, allowing one to get downtown in 30 minutes. The west side highway or FDR Drive will also allow you to reach downtown in less than 40 minutes. The City College of New York and Columbia University are both in walking distance of any residence in Hamilton Heights, or can be reached quickly by bike.
Hamilton Heights features grand Gothic buildings, Romanesque arches and terracotta details, making the area a compelling site and gorgeous area to settle down in. Studios start as cheap as $1500 a month, with one-bedrooms following closely behind at $1700 and up. Two-bedrooms average around $2000-$3000 a month, while three-bedrooms are the most affordable around $2600 a month, with rooms starting as low as $750.
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