The Harlem sub-neighborhood of Hamilton Heights boasts some of the city’s most-desired townhouses, and is best known for “Strivers’ Row” — which is actually more than one block of Harlem townhouses that share rear courtyards — the Harlem sub-neighborhood of Hamilton Heights has some of the most-desired townhouses in New York City. Parts of Strivers’ Row were designed by the noted architecture firm of McKim, Mead and White, and in addition to the gardens in back many of the townhouses have lovely staircases, fireplaces, pocket doors, and moldings. Even in the surrounding area, the conjunction of great subway access (the train stops at 135th and 145th streets) and beautiful row houses makes Hamilton Heights a lovely place to rent or buy a home.
More Much of Hamilton Heights is landmarked single-family homes in styles ranging from Beaux-Arts to Romanesque. There are also plentiful condos in Hamilton Heights, many of them historical properties renovated to include floor-to-ceiling windows, chef’s kitchens, and roof decks. Some have been opened up to create wide and bright loft spaces. The Hamilton Heights district — named because it was the former home of Alexander Hamilton, the statesman who graces the ten-dollar-bill — runs north from City College along the river. No wonder, then, that one of its draws is Riverbank State Park, which offers skating, basketball courts, and swimming. Long-range plans for Hamilton Heights are to open up access to the Hudson River for walking and biking, using a master plan that includes environmental design and public art. Less
Stroll through History
Hamilton Heights is one of the most interesting neighborhoods in the city. Walk along Convent Ave. and you can't keep your eyes off the beautiful Brownstones that line the street. Alexander Hamilton's house sits on a lot getting a makeover. Magical!
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