New York City Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to the Five Boroughs of the Metropolis: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond

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Upper West Side and
Northern Manhattan

CENTRAL PARK WEST DISTRICT -- RIVERSIDE DRIVE -- MORNINGSIDE HEIGHTS AND MANHATTANVILLE -- WASHINGTON HEIGHTS -- INWOOD -- MARBLE HILL

Area: 59th St. on the south to Harlem River Ship Canal (and Marble Hill) on the north; from the Hudson River east to Central Park, Morningside Ave., St. Nicholas Ave. (125th to 155th St.), and the Harlem River. Maps on pages 54-55 and 293.

Principal north-south streets: Broadway, Amsterdam Ave., Riverside Drive, and Henry Hudson Parkway.

Principal cross streets: 72d, 86th, 96th, 110th, 125th, 145th, 155th, 181st, and Dyck. man Sts.

Transportation: IRT Broadway-7th Ave. subway (local), 59th to 225th St. stations; 8th Ave. (Independent) Washington Heights subway (local), 59th to 207th St. stations; 9th Ave. el, 59th to 110th St. stations; Fifth Ave. buses Nos. 4, 5, 8, and 19; Broadway surface car.

A ROCKY ridge rises gently on the west side of the city, between 59th Street and 110th Street, and attains commanding elevations in the neighborhood of Washington Heights, where many fine residences and institutions have found an advantageous natural setting. Along the Hudson are Riverside, Fort Washington, Fort Tryon, and Inwood Hill parks. Above

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New York City Guide: A Comprehensive Guide to the Five Boroughs of the Metropolis: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, and Richmond
Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Preface v
  • Editorial Staff of the New York City Guide vi
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations and Maps xi
  • Plan of the Guide xix
  • General Information 3
  • Annual Events 42
  • Manhattan 47
  • Manhattan 49
  • Lower Manhattan 57
  • Middle West Side 144
  • Middle and Upper East Side 182
  • The Harlems 253
  • Upper West Side and Northern Manhattan 271
  • Major Points of Interest 307
  • The Harbor, the Rivers, and Their Islands 408
  • The Harbor and Its Islands 409
  • The Rivers and the River Islands 418
  • Brooklyn 429
  • Brooklyn 431
  • Downtown Brooklyn 440
  • North Brooklyn 455
  • West Brooklyn 463
  • Middle Brooklyn 476
  • East Brooklyn 496
  • The Bronx 507
  • The Bronx 509
  • West Bronx 517
  • Middle Bronx 529
  • East Bronx 542
  • Queens 553
  • Queens 555
  • North Queens 562
  • Middle Queens 574
  • South Queens 587
  • Richmond 595
  • Richmond 597
  • East and South Richmond 603
  • North and West Richmond 617
  • New York World's Fair 1939 625
  • New York World's Fair 1939 627
  • Books About New York 649
  • Index 661
  • Index to New York World's Fair 1939 705
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