I have often walked past the island at 143rd Street and Amsterdam, but never have I seen it so full of life and good energy as at the official opening of Brotherhood Sister Sol’s Hamilton Heights Green Market on June 17. Continue Reading →
“… home to such African-American luminaries as composer Duke Ellington, Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall and civil rights activist W.E.B. DuBois.”
Hundreds of New York City’s most glorious brownstones and majestic townhouses will be protected from developers and preserved for generations under a major rezoning proposed for West Harlem. Continue Reading →
By Yolande Brener
Although many New Yorkers may not know why the area from 135th Street to 155th Street on the west side is called Hamilton Heights, judging by the large turnout for the opening of his memorial, Alexander Hamilton has plenty of fans.
Alexander Hamilton was born and raised in the West Indies and came to New York in 1772 at age 17 to study at King’s College (now Columbia University). Continue Reading →
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Hamilton Heights is a district in the northern section of Manhattan which is a borough of New York City. It lies between Manhattanville to the south and Washington Heights to the north. It contains the neighborhood of Sugar Hill. Continue Reading →