Our Neighborhood

Central Park right outside your door.   That alone would make your neighborhood one of the best. There is a lot more.  You do not need to ever leave the neighborhood to gain immediate access to some of the best food and culture our city has to offer. Every  direction you turn, you’ll see a plethora of restaurants and historic buildings such as the Church of St. John the Divine, which is just three short blocks away.  This church is one of the largest anywhere  and attracts tourists from all over the world.  Columbia University, one of the world’s top educational facilities is also just a short walk from Towers on the Park (TOP).

So whether it be our fantastic Manhattan location, our world-class amenities or our amazing neighborhood, TOP has something to offer everyone.

Education:

Columbia University

this historic Ivy League university is known for its notable alumni and top-rated medical and research facilities.

116th Street and Broadway, NY, NY 10027

http://www.columbia.edu

Manhattan School of Music

a major music conservatory – this school offers d bachelors, masters, and doctoral degrees in the areas of classical and jazz performance and composition.

120 Claremont Avenue, NY, NY 10027

http://www.msmnyc.edu

 

City College of New York

This is the oldest of City University’s twenty three institutions of higher learning. Its neo-Gothic campus was mostly designed by George Post, and many of its buildings are landmarks. The City College of New York was originally founded as the Free Academy of the City of New York in 1847 by Townsend Harris.

160 Convent Avenue, NY, NY 10031

http://www.ccny.cuny.edu

 

Schomburg Center for Black Culture

Puerto Rican-born black scholar and bibliophile Arturo Alfonso Schomburg curated this important library, a national research center devoted to collecting and preserving documents that reflect the experiences of people of African descent throughout the world until his death in 1938. The center’s collection first won acclaim in 1926, and since then, it has grown to more than 5 million items, including manuscripts, recorded sound, photographs and prints. It  is a truly unique New York institution.

515 Malcolm X Boulevard & 135th Street, NY, NY 10037

http://schomburgcenter.tumblr.com

Co-Working Offices:

Creative Workspace at The Harlem Business Alliance

is a creative workspace intended to be an innovation hub where entrepreneurs can meet, collaborate, and work.

275 Lenox Avenue, NY, NY 10027

http://www.creativeworkspacehba.com

HBK Incubates

the kitchen incubator at La Marqueta in East Harlem offers entrepreneurs in the ever-growing food industry a licensed commercial kitchen space and business development to sustainably grow their culinary ventures

La Marqueta: 1590 Park Ave & 115th Street, NY, NY 10029

http://hotbreadkitchen.org

 

Harlem Biospace (Hb)

is a new biotech incubator that provides up to 24 competitively-selected, early-stage life science companies access to affordable wet lab, microbench space, specialized laboratory equipment, mentorship, business support, and programming.

423 W 127th Street, NY, NY 10027

http://harlembiospace.com

 

TEEM CoWorking

is a co-working community for creative and professional individuals.

1463 5th Avenue & 118 Street, NY, NY 10035

http://www.teemcw.com

Museums:

El Museo del Barrio

located on Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile, this museum specializes in Puerto Rican, Caribbean and Latin American art. In addition to its extensive fine arts collection, El Museo hosts a series of cultural festivities, youth and educational programming and literary discussions.

1230 5th Avenue & 104 Street, NY, NY 10029

www.elmuseo.org

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, colloquially “the Met”, is located in New York City and is the largest art museum in the United States, and is among the most visited art museums in the world.

1230 5th Avenue & 104 Street, NY, NY 10029

www.metmuseum.org

Museum of the City of New York

the museum explores all things New York, from the actual buildings, apartments, parks and streets that make up its urban landscape to the cultures, people, sights, sounds and styles that give it its unique and unmistakable personality.

1220 5th Avenue & 105 Street, NY, NY 10029

www.mcny.org

The Cloisters

located on four acres overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park, the Cloisters house the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s collection of art and architecture from medieval Europe. Best known for the beautiful tapestries on display, the Cloisters also offer architectural installations, a series of special programs, and stunning views of the Hudson.

193 Street  & Fort Washington Avenue, Fort Tryon Park, NY, NY 10040

www.metmuseum.org/visit/visit-the-cloisters

The National Jazz Museum in Harlem

This museum includes a visitors’ center overflowing with books, CDs and DVDs. It offers jazz education and entertainment as well as popular educational series including the Harlem Speaks lecture series and Jazz for Curious Listeners, while performance fans can attend Jazz Swings and Jazz in the Parks events.

104 East 126th Street, NY, NY 10035

www.jazzmuseuminharlem.org

 

The Studio Museum in Harlem

The Studio Museum is an art museum dedicated to black artists, both local and worldwide, and to artwork revolving around black culture. The collection and exhibitions, consisting mostly of 19th- and 20th-century works, are vibrant, spirited and inspiring.

144 West 125th Street, NY, NY 10027

www.studiomuseum.org

Music and Theatre:

Apollo Theater

The Appollo Theater honors and promotes the contributions of black American performers. The building was originally a burlesque theater that did not allow black patrons. Visit the Apollo for an Amateur Night, which started the careers of so many legends — including Ella Fitzgerald — or take a historical tour of the building.

253 West 125th Street, NY, NY 10027

www.apollotheater.org

 

Harlem Stage – The Gatehouse

The Gatehouse boasts an impressive history. Since 1979, its Aaron Davis Hall has hosted such luminaries as musician Tito Puente, poet Maya Angelou and even former South African President Nelson Mandela. The registered landmark, a former water-pumping station, now hosts a steady stream of new works, including theater, dance and a wide range of musical styles by artists of color.

150 Convent Avenue, NY, NY 10031

www.harlemstage.org

 

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

The Miller Theater is the leading presenter of new music in New York City and one of the most vital forces nationwide for innovative programming.

2960 Broadway & 116th Street, NY, NY 10027

www.millertheatre.com

Symphony Space

Symphony Space is a pre-eminent multi-disciplinary performing arts center; its mission is to offer artistic leadership that promotes innovation, excellence, engagement, and accessibility to artists and audiences alike.

2537 Broadway & 95th Street, NY, NY 10025-6990

www.symphonyspace.org

Parks:

Central Park

Central Park is one of the most famous parks in the world, with over 25 million guests per year. It is a manmade wonder, and one of the first public parks built in America. Its grounds serve as a safe haven, not only for athletes, daydreamers, musicians, and strollers, but also for teems of migratory birds each year.

5 Avenue to Central Park West, 59 Street to 110 Street, NY, NY 10029

http://www.centralparknyc.org

Fort Tryon Park

Fort Tryon Park is located at one of the highest points in Manhattan. Its panoramic views of the lower Hudson River and New Jersey Palisades are widely considered to be the city’s most spectacular.

Riverside Drive to Broadway, West 192 Street to Dyckman Street, NY, NY 10040

http://www.nycgovparks.org/parks/fort-tryon-park

 

Hudson River Greenway

This 32 mile Greenway is for walking or cycling around the island of Manhattan. This 550-acre park stretches from Dyckman Street in the north to Battery Park in the south.

http://www.hudsongreenway.ny.gov/home.aspx

Morningside Park

Morningside Park is a narrow 30-acre historic park offering playgrounds, athletic fields, an arboretum and other amenities.

Located at 110th to 123rd Streets from Morningside Avenue to Morningside Drive at the border between Harlem and Morningside Heights.

http://morningsidepark.org

Riverbank State Park

This is a 28-acre park built on the top of a sewage treatment facility on the Hudson River. It boasts one of the few Olympic-sized pools in Manhattan.

679 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10031

http://nysparks.com/parks/93/details.aspx

 

Riverside Park

Stretching four miles from 72nd to 158th streets along the Hudson River, Riverside Park is widely regarded as Manhattan’s most spectacular waterfront park.

https://riversideparknyc.org/

Places of Worship:

Abyssinian Baptist Church

This is among the most famous of the many churches in Harlem, tracing its roots to 1808, when black parishioners left the First Baptist Church of New York in protest over racially segregated seating.

132 West 138th St, NY, NY 10030

http://abyssinian.org

Congregation Ramath Orah

Congregation Raamath Orah aspires to make every visitor, from the moment he or she enters o, feel welcome and appreciated. The congregation wants every congregant to feel a personal obligation to reach out not only to visitors and new members, but to their fellow congregants.

550 West 110th St, NY, NY 10025

http://www.ramathoragh.org

The Cathedral of St. John the Divine

A work-in-progress whose massive Gothic and Romanesque beauty inspires, appropriately, awe and reverence. People from many faiths and communities worship together in services held more than 30 times a week and a soup kitchen that serves roughly 25,000 meals annually.

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, NY, NY 10025

http://www.stjohndivine.org

The Riverside Church

A progressive and justice-minded church and community center located along a sleepy stretch of Riverside Drive.

490 Riverside Drive, NY, NY 10027

http://www.theriversidechurchny.org

Romemu

At Romemu we understand that Judaism is about living life deeply — not just about acquiring information.

165 West 105th Street, New York, New York 10025

http://romemu.org

 

Restaurants

Harlem Restaurant ROW
Frederick Douglass Boulevard between 110 Street (Frederick Douglass Circle) and 125 Street is jumping with restaurants on either side of the street.

http://harlemrestaurantrow.com

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