About this App

Morningside Area Alliance is proud to present this app! Whether you are a first-time visitor or one of our eldest neighbors, a day in Morningside Heights will always offer you: beautiful views, music, and energetic dialogue. As New York’s academic and religious center, the neighborhood exudes a lively and warm spirit.  Enjoy the app’s consistently update events listings and resources so you connect with the myriad of institutions that give Morningside Heights insiders every opportunity to experience cultural and intellectual pursuits with a global influence. Contact us at 212-749-1570 or info@morningside-alliance.org.


Child Care and Schooling Resources

Columbia University’s Office of Work-Life publishes up-to-date information about child care resources in the surrounding community and hosts events including the Schools of Value (Spring) and Child Care Fair (Fall).

The Office’s Pre-K and Kindergarten Newsletter (SUBSCRIBE HERE) is a recommended resource for news, timetables, and suggestions on navigating available education resources.


Community Board 9

The purpose of Manhattan Community Board 9 (MCB9) is to ensure that City services are accessible and responsive to the needs of all residents, organizations, businesses, and institutions in West Harlem. The New York City Charter mandates that all community boards advise and inform their respective constituencies on matters relevant to their immediate neighborhood. Toward this end, MCB9 convenes 10 committee meetings each month: Arts & Culture; Economic Development; Health & Environment; Housing; Landmarks & Preservation; Land Use & Zoning; Safety, Uniform Services, & Transportation; Senior Issues; Waterfronts, Parks, & Recreation; and Youth, Education, & Libraries. MEETING CALENDAR >

Manhattan Community Board 9 encompasses the West Harlem neighborhoods of Morningside Heights, Manhattanville, and Hamilton Heights. Extending from 110th Street to 155th Street, our boundaries are Cathedral Parkway on the south; 155th Street on the north; Manhattan, Morningside, St Nicholas, Bradhurst, and Edgecombe Avenues on the east; and the Hudson River on the west.

We consider each neighborhood a village, a community unique in its own way, rich in cultural diversity and steeped in historical significance.

Visit or Contact our Office:

Community Board #9 Manhattan
16-18 Old Broadway

New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 864-6200
Fax: (212) 662-7396
E-mail: info@cb9m.org


Elected Officials

Mark Levine
NYC Council District 7
Follow Mark Levine on Twitter @MarkLevineNYC
District Office Phone 212-928-6814
Email District7@council.nyc.gov

Daniel O’Donnell
NYS Assembly Assembly District 69
Follow Daniel O’Donnell on Twitter @DanielJODonnell
District Office Phone 212-866-3970
Address 245 West 104th Street New York, NY 10025

Jerrold “Jerry” Nadler
US House of Representatives, 10th Congressional District
Follow Congressman Nadler on Twitter @RepJerryNadler
Phone: 212-367-7350
Manhattan Office 201 Varick Street, Suite 669 New York, NY 10014


Evening Shuttle Service Columbia University

LINK – Evening Shuttle Timetable and Route >

DOWNLOAD – Evening Shuttle Timetable and Route >

Columbia University’s evening shuttle service, which replaces point-to-point vehicular escorts, utilizes two shuttle buses traveling on different routes, in thirty minute loops across the Morningside and Manhattanville areas. The Evening Shuttle operates seven days a week from 6:00pm every evening until 4:00am the following morning, excluding University holidays. All riders must present a valid University ID upon boarding the shuttle. Please keep in mind that shuttle times are approximate and are subject to traffic. All Evening shuttles are wheelchair accessible.

For those who prefer, Public Safety’s walking escort service, which sends two specially trained students to walk you to your door, will continue to be available seven nights a week from 7:00pm to 3:00am. Columbia students, faculty, and staff can call 212-854-SAFE (7233) to request this service. Please visit the Public Safety website for additional information regarding the evening walking escort service.



Neighborhood News

Columbia Daily Spectator. The second-oldest college daily paper in the country.

(New York) Amsterdam News. One of the most important Black newspapers in the country and today remains one of the most influential Black-owned and -operated media businesses in the nation, if not the world.

DNA Info. Editions, Harlem. Upper West Side and Morningside Heights.

For cultural events and insider, including lifestyle news, visit Morningside-Heights on Facebook!


Public Libraries

We are fortunate to have four public libraries in our community.

Morningside Heights. LINK
Bloomingdale (100th) LINK
George Bruce Libary (125th) LINK
115th Street. LINK



For NYC Police, Fire, or Other Emergency Departments, dial 911

Dial 212-854-2797 for Columbia University Public Safety Office

On-Campus Emergencies, Dial 4-5555

For students needing a night time shuttle service LINK



MTA Bus Times Link. User-friendly site to see when your bus will arrive.

MTA Subway Train Times Link. Or install the iOS APP.

Columbia Inter-Campus Shuttle.  Download the App or view on mobile for provided real-time location and next stop information as well as a small map for all active vehicles and routes. In addition to University faculty, staff, and students, Morningside Heights residents over age 65 or with a disability, can utilize the shuttle bus (passenger van) for travel between Morningside, Lamont, Manhattanville, Medical Center, and Harlem Hospital campuses.

Uber car service

Lyft ride share