Uptown, Manhattan is above 59th St. It runs from the bottom of Central Park to the top of the island at 220th St and across Spuyten Duyvel Creek into Marble Hill (physically now part of The Bronx). Uptown neighborhoods are more residential.
When a New Yorker says they are going “uptown,” it just means they are going north. Largely depending on who is talking, “uptown” can mean the Upper West Side, Central Park and the Upper East Side, or it can mean Upper Manhattan above Central Park and East 96th St.
“Upper Manhattan” is above Central Park (although El Barrio East Harlem runs down the East Side to 96th St).
New York City is always changing, but these are Manhattan’s traditionally more Latin and Black neighborhoods. The iconic neighborhoods are Harlem (as in Billy Strayhorn and Duke Ellington’s “Take the A Train”), East Harlem (as in “El Barrio“) and Washington Heights (as “In the Heights,” Lin-Manuel Miranda).
Harlem is Manhattan’s African neighborhood. It is the soul of New York City. Culture in…
“El Barrio” East Harlem or “Spanish Harlem” is a legendary Hispanic, mostly Puerto Rican, neighborhood…
Columbia University, Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Manhattan School of Music
125 Street connects with the Hudson River through the Manhattanville valley between Columbia University and…
Hamilton Heights is part of West Harlem up on the hills of Upper Manhattan. It…
Washington Heights, Manhattan is a mostly Dominican American neighborhood around the I-95 crossing. The neighborhood…
Hudson Heights is a residential neighborhood in the hills of Manhattan schist that rise on…
Inwood is the northernmost neighborhood on Manhattan Island. It’s the home of Inwood Hill Park.…
The apartments surrounding Central Park are the most valuable real estate in Manhattan.
Home of NYC’s Columbus statue, Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club
SummerStage, Tango, Shakespeare, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Bolívar
Lincoln Center is New York City’s main performing arts center. Most of it is on…
The Upper West Side is a residential neighborhood anchored by Lincoln Center and the American…
92nd Street Y, Americas Society, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim east harlem “el barrio”central park…
SummerStage, Tango and the Metropolitan Museum of Art make Central Park a beloved place for New Yorkers to relax
NYC’s main performing arts center is the home of:
Jazz at Lincoln Center
David Rubenstein Atrium
Film at Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center Theater
Chamber Music Society
School of American Ballet
NY Public Library for the Performing Arts
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Ballet Hispánico, American Museum of Natural History, Beacon Theatre, Symphony Space, Thanksgiving Parade, Cinco de Mayo Parade
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’s Club, Botero statues, Museum of Arts and Design
92nd Street Y, Americas Society, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Guggenheim, Jewish Museum, Frick Collection, Sotheby’s
Columbia University dominates, but there is also the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, Riverside Park, Riverside Church, General Grant Memorial and the Manhattan School of Music
The soul of New York City is at the Apollo Theater, Ginny’s at the Red Rooster, Minton’s Playhouse, Paris Blues and around
East Harlem “El Barrio” or “Spanish Harlem” is a Puerto Rican neighborhood. Latin kids went to jazz clubs in Harlem. Black kids went to Latin clubs in Spanish Harlem and we got latin jazz and salsa.
The area around Manhattan’s I-95 crossing is a Dominican neighborhood as in “In the Heights“
Uptown is Another World
The buildings bordering Central Park are New York City’s most expensive real estate.
Above Central Park, and down to 96th St on the East Side, is one of Manhattan’s Latin regions. The area includes many neighborhoods, but the main ones are El Barrio East Harlem, Harlem and Morningside Heights, then Washington Heights and Inwood.
The city is always changing, but El Barrio was Puerto Rican, Harlem was African American, and Washington Heights was Dominican.
Inwood includes Inwood Hill Park with the last native forest in Manhattan. It’s really beautiful. It was the location of the Indigenous Lenape Delaware village. Naturally they picked the best spot on the island.