In a neighborhood so rich with history that 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.
This fascinating neighborhood gem houses an honorary society of the most prestigious members in the United States in various fields of art (literature, music, fine arts) whose mission is to foster and sustain interest in these creative pursuits through exhibition and philanthropy.
Built by movie mogul William Fox in 1912 for large events, the Audubon Ballroom became best known as the place Black Muslim leader, Malcolm X, was assassinated while giving a speech to the Organization of Afro-American Unity. Today, in his honor, the building houses the Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center. A life-sized statue of Malcolm X stands in the lobby.
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!
Founded in 2008 by professional dancer and choreographer Tina Casula Gross, Broadway Performing Arts Center teaches a variety of dance styles including classical ballet, tap, jazz and hip-hop to children of all ages. Shuffle-ball-change your way to stardom!
Helping young playwrights, musicians and visual artists present work through education and preparation, this theater goes above and beyond the usual limitations and rules to extract the best of their artists.
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.
Designed by Othmar H. Ammann and completed in 1931, the bridge was once the longest in the world. It spans 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!
Upper Manhattan really does have it all especially when you add a gorgeous aqueduct and the oldest standing bridge in NYC to the mix. Newly opened, the landmarked High Bridge flows with pedestrians and sightseers where water once did. Nature lovers and architecture junkies shouldn’t miss Highbridge Park and Water Tower for some scenic adventures too!
Is that a Tudor style building in Manhattan?! Your eyes are not deceiving you. This cluster of buildings features beautiful private gardens. Designed by George F. Pelham, it was one of the first cooperative apartment complexes in New York City.