Morningside HeightsBack to NYC Map
With its name derived, prosaically, from the land lit by the rising sun during a parks commission survey and consequently named “Morning Side Park,” Morningside Heights is generally considered the area between 110th Street and 125th Street, from Morningside Drive in the east to Riverside Drive in the west. The apartments and rowhouses here, notable for being among the first to use elevators in residential buildings, were first built for New York’s rising middle class in the early twentieth century.
Popular with the students due to its proximity to Columbia, which owns a large portion of the land, and near to several other schools including Barnard College, several seminaries and Bank Street, the area is also home to the staff and academicians who work there. The parks on either side of the district make the area especially nice for families.
Along with the regular residents, the area has been home to many distinguished personages, including Gershwin, F. Scott Fitzgerald, George Carlin and, while attending Columbia, President Obama. Also noteworthy is Tom’s Restaurant, on Broadway and W 112th; featured in the Suzanne Vega song Tom’s Diner and shots of its exterior were also used on Seinfeld as the characters principal hangout.
Trains servicing the area are the 1, A, C, B, and D.
|BANK STREET SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN||Pre-K – 8th|
|ST. HILDA’S & ST. HUGH’S SCHOOL||Pre-K – 8th|
|THE CATHEDRAL SCHOOL||K – 8th|
|CORPUS CHRISTI||ARCHDIOCESE OF NEW YORK EDUCATION OFF||Pre-K – 8th|