Long before his surname became synonymous with the multiple-time award-winning cultural sensation, Alexander Hamilton lived in Upper Manhattan near modern-day 143rd Street between Amsterdam and Convent Avenues. He only lived there for two years, but his old house—the Hamilton Grange National Memorial—remains preserved in St. Nicholas Park, an indelible part of Hamilton Heights. However, the namesake isn’t the only thing that’s historical about the neighborhood. The Hamilton Heights Historic District consists of buildings exemplifying Queen Anne, Romanesque, and Beaux-Arts styles. The City College of New York’s campus also sits within the neighborhood’s borders and flaunts striking Collegiate Gothic structures. Modern housing along the hilly, tree-lined blocks of Hamilton Heights is a mix of apartment buildings, brownstones, and row houses. Multiple subway lines stopping along both Broadway and St. Nicholas Avenue make Hamilton Heights a stately retreat within Manhattan, offering opportunities to explore the farthest reaches of the borough’s bounds.