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Historic Landmarks

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409 Edgecombe Ave
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155th St & St Nicholas Pl
New York, NY

In a neighborhood so rich with history one can feel the strength and perseverance vibrating from the concrete, stand here! Overlooking the north end of Jackie Robinson Park, this address was the former home of many African-American intellectuals most notably W.E.B. DuBois and Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall. WAHI

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American Academy of Arts and Letters
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633 W 155th St
New York, NY
212 368 5900

This fascinating neighborhood gem houses an honorary society of the most prestigious members in the fields of literature, music and fine arts in the United States. Their mission is to foster and sustain interest in these creative pursuits through exhibition and philanthropy. WAHI

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Audubon Park Historic District
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155th - 158th Sts, Broadway - Riverside Dr
New York, NY
Website

Get some fresh eyes on the area that stretches from 155th to 158th streets and from Broadway west to the Hudson. Re-imagine it as the estate of one person, John James Audubon, back when there was more elbowroom in the city. This 2009 landmark newbie will now be preserved as inspiration for your future estate!

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Castle Village
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200 Cabrini Blvd
New York, NY

Now a unique co-op apartment building enclave, this 1939 development was only a part of the former Charles Paterno estate. Views of the stately George Washington Bridge and the magnificent Hudson River that flows under it only guild the lily. WAHI

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Duke Ellington Memorial
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110th St & 5th Ave
New York, NY
212 310 6600

The first memorial to an African American in Central Park, this captivating 25 ft. tall, black patinated bronze structure features an 8 ft. tall statue of the legendary jazz king.

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Frederick Douglass Memorial
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110th St and Frederick Douglass Blvd
New York, NY

He stands on the northwest corner of Central Park at the intersection of 110th street, watching over the boulevard named after him. Abolitionist, orator, writer, man, the Frederick Douglass Memorial highlights his accomplishments with sculpture and a space to reflect, celebrate and welcome you to the village of Harlem.

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General Grant National Memorial
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Riverside Dr and 122nd St
New York, NY
212 666 1640
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Completed in 1897 and the largest tomb in North America, this majestic granite and marble site overlooking the Hudson and Harlem Rivers is the final resting place of Gen. Ulysses S. Grant.

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George Washington Bridge
179th St & Fort Washington Ave
New York, NY

Designed by Othmar H. Ammann and completed in 1931, the bridge was once the longest in the world. It spans the width of the Hudson in one pure line for 3,500 feet connecting Manhattan to Fort Lee, New Jersey and features a pedestrian and bicycle path. This gem is only made better when the lights are on at night! WAHI

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Hamilton Grange National Memorial
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414 W 141st St
New York, NY
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Hamilton Heights Historic District
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142nd to 145th Sts, Amsterdam & St. Nicholas Aves
New York, NY
212 281 4442

Comprising the areas of Hamilton Heights, Sugar Hill and West Harlem, this district boasts some of New York’s richest and diverse architecture.  Be sure to take a tour.

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