Manhattan Valley

Manahattan Valley

Neighborhood

Formerly known as the Bloomingdale District, Manhattan Valley is bounded by 110th St to the north, 96th St to the south, Central Park West to the east, and Broadway to the west.


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What to do

SHOPPING

In need of…well, anything? Head over to Columbus Square (not to be confused with the Circle) on Columbus Ave between 97th & 100th! Shops include Whole Foods and Whole Foods Wines, Sephora, Michael's, TJ Maxx, and Ann Taylor Loft- as well as multiple pharmacies, banks, electronic stores, dry cleaners, cafes, and dining options!

CULTURE

There are many "must-see" landmarks in Manhattan Valley! One you might consider on your trip is Frederick Douglass Circle, Central Park West and West 110th Street.

Named after the American abolitionist, women’s suffragist, editor, orator, author, statesman and reformer, Frederick Douglass Circle is located at the Northwest corner of Central Park at the foot of Frederick Douglass Boulevard and of Cathedral Parkway. Its features include a complex colored paving pattern that alludes to traditional African American quilt designs with wrought-iron symbolic and decorative elements, a water wall, and inscribed historical details with quotations representing the life of Frederick Douglass and the slaves’ passage to freedom. With Harlem-based artist Algernon Miller designing the paving and Hungarian-born artist Gabriel Koren designing the centralized bronze statue depicting a standing Frederick Douglass, there are many opportunities for fantastic photos for your scrapbooks!


Where to eat and drink

COFFEE SHOPS, BAKERIES, & MORE

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You have a few choices, but Buster's Cafe on 103rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue is a must. And if you're looking for something a little further north, you have A Cafe New York on 108th Street and Columbus Avenue.

RESTAURANTS AND NIGHTLIFE

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Malecon Restaurant II on 97th Street and Amsterdam Avenue is a great choice for Latin cuisine. And for Carribean and Soul food you have Freda's Caribbean & Soul Cuisine located on 109th street and Columbus.

Transportation

TRAINS, BUSES, AND CABS

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The area is served by the New York City Subway at the Cathedral Parkway – 110th Street and 116th Street – Columbia University stations of the New York City Subway's IRT Broadway – Seventh Avenue Line (1 train). New York City Bus service includes the M4, M5, M11, M60 SBS, M100 routes.
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