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Lots of green space and one of the nation's top universities.
Studio / 1 BR
43% Complete
2,150
2 Bedrooms
54% Complete
2,700
3 Bedrooms
65% Complete
3,250
4 Bedrooms
100% Complete
5,000

Good For
  • Families
  • LGBTQ
  • Professionals
  • Singles
  • Students

 

What's around
  • 44 Shops
  • 72 Restaurants
  • 5 Grocery stores/markets
  • 4 Banks
  • 7 Nightlife options
  • 13 Fitness options

 


PUBLIC TRANSITExcellent

WALKABILITYExcellent
Safety

Morningside Heights has a below average violent crime rate and an average property crime rate for New York City.

  WHAT’S LIVING IN Morningside Heights LIKE?

Morningside Heights is an uptown Manhattan neighborhood whose real estate is largely taken up by higher education institutions: Columbia University, Barnard College, and the Manhattan School of Music. As you'd expect of a neighborhood surrounding several schools, this is a popular place to live for its student population. However, you'll also find long-established families living here thanks to housing that is more affordable than other parts of the city.

There are plenty of coffee shops and cheap eats catering to the student population. You'll also find a number of bars, but those are restricted to Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue so the side streets where most people live remain quiet.

On the west side of the neighborhood is the terrific Riverside Park, which runs the length of Manhattan island and provides 330 acres (135 hectares) of biking, walking, and running, a marina, dog runs, sports fields, playgrounds, a skate park, and the Boat Basin Café – a great place to have a beer at sunset. On the east side is the 30 acre Morningside Park, which sits along a cliff and features a baseball field, basketball courts, and a pond.

Morningside Heights is bordered on the north by Manhattanville and Harlem, on the east by Harlem, on the south by Upper West Side, and on the west by the Hudson River.

 

Commute:
Wall Street: 10.5 miles / 30-70 minutes by car / 40-50 minutes by transit
Rockefeller Center: 5.8 miles / 20-40 minutes by car / 30 minutes by transit
Jersey City: 22.3 miles / 35-60 minutes by car / 60 minutes by transit

Morningside Heights New York City Neighborhood Photo

 

Local Flavor   Morningside Heights Local Flavor
The Heights Bar & Grill
The Heights Bar & Grill 2867 BROADWAY, 2ND FL., NEW YORK, NY 10025 MAP
http://theheightsnyc.com/

Loved by many customers, The Heights Bar & Grill is located above a deli and has floor-to-ceiling windows that offer a tree-top view of Broadway.

Tom's Restaurant
Tom's Restaurant 2880 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10025 MAP
http://www.tomsrestaurant.net/

Seinfeld fans will recognize this unassuming diner as the hangout for Jerry and the crew. Tom's Restaurant has been a staple in Morningside Heights New York for over 70 years. it's an authentic New York diner and it's been known as Tom's Diner from Suzanne Vega song and as Monk's Diner from Seinfeld

Book Culture
Book Culture 536 W 112TH ST, NEW YORK, NY 10025 MAP
http://www.bookculture.com/

This independent bookstore, founded in 1997, has become a community hangout and meeting place. And dogs know they keep treats on hand.

Kitchenette Uptown
Kitchenette Uptown 1272 AMSTERDAM AVE, NEW YORK, NY 10027 MAP
Kitchenette Uptown

Casual place that serves up their famous brunch on the weekends.

Koronet Pizza
Koronet Pizza 2848 BROADWAY, NEW YORK, NY 10025 MAP
http://www.koronetpizzany.com/

Columbia students know to bring cash only for the giant pizzas at this institution.

Photo Credits: Thanks to @RyanVaarsi, @Ilahbocaj, @Olaf, @Ryan, @ReadingTom, @InSapphoWeTrust, @MonCEil, @TeriTynes, @ColumbiaAdmissions, @jerseymac76, @theteajenny, @morningsidemakersmarkets, @roseveartea, @tifflangston, @anthonylouh, @joannejk1, @autenticonuevayork, @meganmartinphoto, and @bawettweiter for your great photos of this neighborhood! 

 

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