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Manhattanville: Old Heart of West Harlem

Themed by author's book of same title

  • 2 hours
  • 375 US dollars
  • Various meeting sites TBA

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Manhattanville, a historic West Harlem neighborhood established in 1806, is in continuous flux. Columbia University’s campus expansion has inevitably effaced much of the area's distinctive streetscape, yet Manhattanville is much greater than the sum of the university's acquired parts. Discover lingering clues to the area's historic fabric. Revisit the time when 19th-century New Yorkers knew the town as “a place of considerable consequence,” and a critical transportation nexus in the growth of greater Harlem. Meet some of the citizens who contributed to Manhattanville’s eventful past, which is steeped in Revolutionary War history, anti-slavery activism, public health and other civic concerns. Also, glimpse some compelling new and coming features that make this old town well worth exploring afresh.

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