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Hamilton Heights

Hamilton Heights

This neighborhood stretches west from Edgecombe Avenue at its easternmost end, to Henry Hudson Pkwy. Walking west, Convent Avenue strikes as rather unusual compared to the rest of Manhattan – a delightful suburbia with rows of eclectic residences. The lively college campus of CCNY, the expansion of Columbia University and the Riverbank State Park bring Hamilton Heights to life. From the rusticity of Gothic buildings, to the smart Romanesque arches, to intricate terracotta details, there is a fusion of many architectural styles here. The serenity at the sloping parks and the cacophony in the street stalls incites one to spend the evening out exploring. This area is well connected to the rest of Manhattan by the 1, A, B, C, and D Subway lines. Once home to Alexander Hamilton, the neighborhood gets some fame because of its historical lure too.

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