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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

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

Elected Officials

Mark Levine
NYC Council District 7
Follow Mark Levine on Twitter @MarkLevineNYC
District Office Phone 212-928-6814

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

Brian Benjamin
NYS Senate District 30
Follow Brian Benjamin on Twitter @BrianABenjamin
163 West 125th Street Harlem State Office Bldg., Suite 912  New York, NY 10027
Phone: 212-222-7315 Email:

Adriano Espaillat
U.S. Representative, 13th Congressional District
163 West 125th Street, #508
Harlem State Office Building
​New YorkNY 10027
Phone: 212-663-3900

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

Community Shuttle Service Columbia University

Columbia University provides a shuttle bus service free of charge to members of the local community who are disabled or who are senior citizens (including their attendants) via the ADA-accessible Intercampus Shuttle.  The shuttle bus service complies with ADA specifications to locations and subway stations by and between:

  • 96th Street and Broadway
  • 116th Street and Broadway (Morningside campus)
  • 125th Street and Broadway
  • Harlem Hospital Center (135th Street and Lenox Avenue)
  • Columbia University Medical Center (168th Street and Broadway)

The shuttle bus service runs on a regular schedule throughout the day on every weekday, except on state and federal public holidays.


The shuttle bus is free to the elderly and disabled in the local community (as well as their attendants).


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

Safe Havens

Occasionally, Columbia students, faculty, or staff may feel uneasy about walking home, waiting for a bus, or walking to a car. If that ever happens to you, just look for the Red Lion at participating neighborhood merchants.

The Red Lion is the logo for the CU Public Safety Safe Haven program organized by the Columbia University Department of Public Safety, which has screened more than 130 businesses near the Morningside, Manhattanville, and Medical Center Campuses.

At businesses featuring the Red Lion in their windows, you can ask the merchant to phone Columbia University’s Department of Public Safety or the police and wait for security personnel to respond. For more information or to become a Safe Haven registered business please call 212-854-8513

Safe Haven Locations

View the most recent list of Safe Haven locations.

Safe Haven Logo


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