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Exploring Morningside Heights and Manhattanville: West 110th - 126th Streets.

Lesser Known Manhattan:  Morningside Heights & Manhattanville

This special meetup tour (first in a series of three) costs $10.00 with all proceeds benefiting the Broadway Mall Association (BMA) to keep Broadway beautiful. BMA is a non-profit organization that maintains the malls from 72nd Street to 168th Street, helps with plantings and organizes art installations.  Here's a link or more info about BMA:http://www.broadwaymall.org

There is perhaps no other neighborhood in NYC nor America like Morningside Heights, our city's intellectual and spiritual capital which has been called the "American Acropolis."  The area is home to seven colleges and universities including Columbia University, the Manhattan School of Music, Barnard College and two renowned seminaries.  Graduates and faculty members have had a huge impact on the world and we'll learn about these special people during our stroll. Towering over the neighborhood is the magnificent bell tower of Riverside Church and if you have never visited the Cathedral of St. John the Divine you will be blown away!

St. John the Divine is the world's largest Gothic Cathedral and is much more than a house of worship -- with year round concerts, festivals and art exhibits. Our walk will include the history of this fascinating area along with some of the hidden gems like Sakura Park, Grotto Church of Notre Dame, Morningside Drive and Park, and Grant's Tomb National Monument -- once the city's most popular tourist attraction!

We will stroll through Manhattanville at the end of tour, a neighborhood with own unique character and history as an industrial area -- and now where Columbia University is building its new 17 acre campus.  We'll uncover the origin of some of its streets like Old Broadway and Tiemann Place.  Suggestions for lunch or brunch spots for after the walk will be provided.

 

 



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  • Leah

    Amazing tour as always Hank. I had a nice time eating lunch will y'all. Very yummy food, nice restaurant. I can't wait for some more tours! :-)

    May 31, 2014

  • Hank O.

    Thanks so much for your comments and for attending today's meetup! Please post your photos and enjoy the rest of the weekend!

    May 31, 2014

  • Laura

    Hank is a fantastic guide--Warm hearted and very knowledgable.

    May 31, 2014

  • Natalie

    Fantastic, Hank! It is so enriching to meet people like you who are truly walking encyclopedias or perhaps I should say talking Googles for the younger participants! Thanks for a great time and the chance to learn so much about the city I live in...

    May 31, 2014

  • Maria

    Learned a lot and enjoyed very much everything we saw. Thanks Hank!!!

    May 31, 2014

  • Cyrena

    Had a great time. Liked learning about my neighborhood. Hope to see you all on another tour. Hank! It was great! Love the knowledge!

    May 31, 2014

  • Jon

    Hank - Thanks for a fantastic tour and wonderful day! I really enjoyed it.

    May 31, 2014

  • Maggie

    Hank, thank you, really enjoyed it.

    May 31, 2014

  • Lois T.

    Hank is AWSOME -,well paced friendly informative and fun :)

    May 31, 2014

  • Analida

    Thanks Hank for your excellent work at organizing this walk. You showed us some hidden gems and the weather was also perfect. Looking forward to other walks with this group.

    May 31, 2014

  • Gregg

    wow, SURPRISE -- theres no downtown 1-train from 242 to 96 street. as by the time i catch the A to reach you, i would very late... i think ill just catch up with you next time. sorry for the late cancel. crazy useless MTA.

    May 31, 2014

    • Pauline

      You still have time to make it.

      May 31, 2014

  • Lilly

    I tried to make it but could not make. Something came up and it will not let me change the status. Happy belated birthday Hank!

    May 31, 2014

  • Hank O.

    Sorry about the transportation issues today. If you are running late you can meet us by the Cathedral of St Divine at 112th street and Amsterdam avenue. We'll still likely be there or in immediate area until 11am. My cell is[masked]

    May 31, 2014

  • Marie:110

    So, so sorry for the late notice. I'm stuck at the doctor's office.

    May 31, 2014

  • Richard P.

    Happy Birthday!

    I had to change my RSVP. Have another commitment. Next time.

    May 31, 2014

  • Hank O.

    Hey everyone, thanks so much for your birthday wishes!!!

    2 · May 30, 2014

    • anna

      And happy birthday from me too!!!

      May 31, 2014

  • anna

    So sorry had to change RSVP.

    May 30, 2014

  • Leah

    Happy birthday Hank, I wish you a wonderful and blessed celebration! See you tomorrow :-)

    May 30, 2014

  • Jon

    That you for adding me to the list. Looking forward to tomorrow!

    May 30, 2014

  • laurice

    Need to cancel tomorrows walking.

    May 30, 2014

  • Pauline

    I'm not sure if I can make it. My RSVP was changed accordingly. Hope you enjoy my old neighborhood.

    May 30, 2014

  • Marie:110

    Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday DEAR HANK! Happy Birthday to you! May all your wishes come true!!!

    May 30, 2014

  • Gisele

    Happy Birthday to the best guide!

    May 30, 2014

  • Nik B.

    Hey All - Would love to go but I'm wait-listed. Will catch you all at the next one, looking forward to it!

    May 30, 2014

  • Justin F.

    HANK Happy Happy birthday!! You have the same birthday as my brother John! Hope you are having a great day!

    May 30, 2014

  • Paulette

    It's Friday, May 30th and it's time to celebrate! To the greatest leader of the greatest Meetup group anywhere - HAVE A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HANK!!!!!

    1 · May 30, 2014

  • PEGGY K.

    will be away. for weekend.. but have a wonderful time....................... will see u on next meet up.

    May 28, 2014

  • Michael S.

    Sorry, can't make it due to work issue. See you next time

    May 28, 2014

  • Elizabeth

    I have been sick with asthma and allergies for a few weeks and now have a prior photography commitment then, but hope to make the next tour. Have fun!

    1 · May 26, 2014

  • Michael S.

    Do we pay that day?

    May 11, 2014

  • Cyrena

    Wow, I would like to go to this. This is my neighborhood! lol

    May 11, 2014

  • Maria

    I want to go, when will the RSPV opens?

    May 5, 2014

    • Hank O.

      Sunday, May 11th starting at 8pm!

      May 5, 2014

    • Hank O.

      Sunday, May 11th starting at 8pm

      May 7, 2014

  • Jenny

    I love that you are supporting the Broadway Mall Assocation with this. Such a great group that is worthy of support. Broaday looks so lovely with flowers and plants that they put in.

    May 7, 2014

  • PEGGY K.

    very nerve wracking now... I have so many dates and times ... written down.. to try to get on certain meet ups... its a good idea... but its like I wait for the date and than the exact time...

    May 3, 2014

  • Joe

    I like to go.

    April 3, 2014

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